Researchers develop the face of God using psychology in new study

In a recent study, psychologists asked over 500 American Christians on how they perceived God using a new technique.

The researchers showed participants hundreds of paired faces, asking subjects to select one that looked the most like God, according to their opinion.

The researchers then blended the faces that were selected into one to essentially develop a prototypical "face of God."

Asking around 400 people on Mechanical Turk, an online platform that pays people to participate in research, the researchers also obtained rates on nine dimensions, including age, gender and intelligence.

American Christians tended to see God as a loving, young Caucasian; American liberals were more willing to see God as feminine or non-Caucasian when compared to American conservatives, who favored a older photos to represent God.

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