About Professor Carrie Keating

Caroline (Carrie) Keating is Professor of Psychology at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1979.

Keating is an expert at interpreting social psychological phenomena. She studies the nonverbal skills and physical appearances associated with social dominance, leadership, and charisma in children and adults.

Together with collaborators, she has demonstrated that humans convey dominance through facial expressions akin to those of other primates; that facial features which make people appear powerful also make them seem untrustworthy; that people who are socially powerful have unusually good acting skills; and that persuasive performances begin with kidding yourself.

Her studies of dominance, leadership, and deception have been featured in the print media, on radio talk shows, and on television.

At Colgate, Keating teaches introductory psychology, research methods, and specialty seminars in leadership, social relationships, and cross-cultural psychology and human development.