Do We Stare Longer at People With Bad Reputations?

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(Telegraph) We stare for longer at people with bad reputations

Lingering glances across the office may not be a good thing, claim scientists, as it could mean you are the victim of maicious gossip being spoken about you.

Researchers have found that people unconsciously pay more attention to the faces of others who they have heard spoken of in negative terms.

The reason stems from evolution when it was useful to know who to avoid and to keep an eye on them, they believe.

It allowed humans to live in groups and to learn from others and not just from direct experience.

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