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  • Commitment to relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is high 

    Jones, Benedict C.; Little, Anthony C.; Boothroyd, Lynda G.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Feinberg, David R.; Law Smith, Miriam J.; Cornwell, R. Elisabeth; Moore, Fhionna R.; Perrett, David I. (Hormones and Behaviour, 2005-09)
    Previous studies of changes in women's behavior during the menstrual cycle have offered insight into the motivations underpinning women's preferences for social cues associated with possible direct benefits (e.g., investment, ...
  • Correlated male preferences for femininity in female faces and voices 

    Fraccaro, Paul J.; Feinberg, David R.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Little, Anthony C.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Jones, Benedict C. (Ian Pitchford and Robert M. Young, 2010)
    Sexually dimorphic physical traits are important for mate choice and mate preference in many species, including humans. Several previous studies have observed that women’s preferences for physical cues of male masculinity ...
  • Cues to the sex ratio of the local population influence women’s preferences for facial symmetry 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; Jones, Benedict C.; Little, Anthony C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Feinberg, David R. (Elsevier, 2012-02)
    In nonhuman species, increasing the proportion of potential mates in the local population often increases preferences for high-quality mates, while increasing the proportion of potential competitors for mates intensifies ...
  • 'Eavesdropping' and perceived male dominance rank in humans 

    Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Little, Anthony C.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Feinberg, David R. (Elsevier, 2011-06)
    Effects of social learning on mate preferences have been observed in a wide range of animal species, including humans. However, it is not known whether social learning also influences other important aspects of social ...
  • Experimental evidence that women speak in a higher voice pitch to men they find attractive 

    Fraccaro, Paul J.; Jones, Benedict C.; Vukovic, Jovana; Smith, Finlay G.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Feinberg, David R.; Little, Anthony C.; DeBruine, Lisa M. (Akadémiai Kiadó, 2011-03)
    Although humans can raise and lower their voice pitch, it is not known whether such alterations can function to increase the likelihood of attracting preferred mates. Because men find higher-pitched women’s voices more ...
  • Facial appearance is a cue to oestrogen levels in women 

    Law Smith, Miriam J.; Perrett, David I.; Jones, Benedict C.; Cornwell, R. Elisabeth; Moore, Fhionna R.; Feinberg, David R.; Boothroyd, Lynda G.; Durrani, S. J.; Stirrat, M. R.; Whiten, S.; Pitman, R. M.; Hillier, S. G. (The Royal Society, 2006-01)
    Although many accounts of facial attractiveness propose that femininity in women's faces indicates high levels of oestrogen, there is little empirical evidence in support of this assumption. Here, we used assays for urinary ...
  • It’s the way he tells them (and who is listening): men’s dominance is positively correlated with their preference for jokes told by dominant-sounding men 

    Cowan, Mary Louise; Watkins, Christopher D.; Fraccaro, Paul J.; Feinberg, David R.; Little, Anthony C. (Elsevier, 2015-09-10)
    While much research has explored humorous exchange in relation to mate choice, recent perspectives have emphasized the importance of humor for monitoring interest within social partnerships more generally. Indeed, given ...
  • Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces 

    Jones, Benedict C.; Perrett, David I.; Little, Anthony C.; Boothroyd, Lynda G.; Cornwell, R. Elisabeth; Feinberg, David R.; Tiddeman, B. P.; Whiten, S.; Pitman, R. M.; Hillier, S. G.; Burt, D. M.; Stirrat, M. R.; Law Smith, Miriam J.; Moore, Fhionna R. (The Royal Society, 2005-02)
    Previous studies demonstrating changes in women's face preferences have emphasized increased attraction to cues to possible indirect benefits (e.g. heritable immunity to infection) that coincides with periods of high ...
  • Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice 

    Feinberg, David R.; Jones, Benedict C.; Law Smith, Miriam J.; Moore, Fhionna R.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Cornwell, R. Elisabeth; Hillier, S. G.; Perrett, David I. (Elsevier, 2006-02)
    Men with low testosterone (feminine men) invest in relationships and offspring more than men with high testosterone (masculine men). Women’s attraction to testosterone dependent traits (e.g. masculine face shape) is ...
  • Pathogen disgust predicts women’s preferences for masculinity in men’s voices, faces, and bodies 

    Jones, Benedict C.; Feinberg, David R.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Fincher, Corey L.; Little, Anthony C.; DeBruine, Lisa M. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    Recent studies suggest that pathogen-related factors may contribute to systematic variation in women’s preferences for masculinity in men’s faces. However, there is very little evidence for similar correlations between ...
  • Perceptions of partner femininity predict individual differences in men’s sensitivity to facial cues of male dominance 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Little, Anthony C.; Feinberg, David R.; Fraccaro, Paul J.; Jones, Benedict C. (Akadémiai Kiadó, 2011-03)
    Recent research suggests that men may possess adaptations that evolved to counter strategic variation in women’s preferences for masculine men. For example, women’s preferences for masculine, dominant men are stronger ...
  • Priming concerns about pathogen threat versus resource scarcity: dissociable effects on women’s perceptions of men’s attractiveness and dominance 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Little, Anthony C.; Feinberg, David R.; Jones, Benedict C. (Springer Verlag, 2012-12)
    Previous experimental work suggests flexibility in women’s mate preferences that appears to reflect the advantages of choosing healthy mates under conditions of pathogen threat and of choosing prosocial mates under conditions ...
  • Salivary cortisol and pathogen disgust predict men's preferences for feminine shape cues in women's faces 

    Jones, Benedict C.; Fincher, Corey L.; Welling, Lisa L.M.; Little, Anthony C.; Feinberg, David R.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Al-Dujaili, Emad A. S.; DeBruine, Lisa M. (Elsevier, 2013-02)
    Recent studies suggest that individuals who are particularly concerned about infectious diseases show stronger preferences for exaggerated sex-typical characteristics in potential mates’ faces. However, these studies have ...
  • A sex difference in the context-sensitivity of dominance perceptions 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Feinberg, David R.; Jones, Benedict C. (Elsevier, 2013-09)
    Although dominance perceptions are thought to be important for effective social interaction, their primary function is unclear. One possibility is that they simply function to identify individuals who are capable of ...
  • Taller men are less sensitive to cues of dominance in other men 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; Fraccaro, Paul J.; Smith, Finlay G.; Vukovic, Jovana; Feinberg, David R.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C. (Oxford University Press, 2010)
    Male dominance rank, physical strength, indices of reproductive success, and indices of reproductive potential are correlated with masculine characteristics in many animal species, including humans. Accordingly, men generally ...
  • The voice and face of woman: one ornament that signals quality? 

    Feinberg, David R.; Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Moore, Fhionna R.; Law Smith, Miriam J.; Cornwell, R. Elisabeth; Tiddeman, Bernard P.; Boothroyd, Lynda G.; Perrett, David I. (Elsevier, 2005-09)
    The attractiveness of women's faces, voices, bodies, and odors appear to be interrelated, suggesting that they reflect a common trait such as femininity. We invoked novel approaches to test the interrelationships between ...
  • Women's physical and psychological condition independently predict their preference for apparent health in faces 

    Jones, Benedict C.; Little, Anthony C.; Boothroyd, Lynda G.; Feinberg, David R.; Cornwell, R. Elisabeth; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Roberts, S. Craig; Penton-Voak, Ian S.; Law Smith, Miriam J.; Moore, Fhionna R.; Davis, Hasker P.; Perrett, David I. (Elsevier, 2005-11)
    Physical condition (e.g., health, fertility) influences female mate preferences in many species, with females in good condition preferring "higher quality" (e.g., healthier) mates. In humans, condition may comprise both ...
  • Women's preferences for masculinity in male faces are highest during reproductive age range and lower around puberty and post-menopause 

    Little, Anthony C.; Saxton, Tamsin K.; Roberts, S. Craig; Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Vukovic, Jovana; Perrett, David I.; Feinberg, David R.; Chenore, Todd (Elsevier, 2010-07)
    Masculinity in male faces is thought to be a sign of mate quality and is associated with measures of long-term health. Previous studies have demonstrated that women's masculinity preferences change across the menstrual ...