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  • Adolescents' preferences for sexual dimorphism are influenced by relative exposure to male and female faces 

    Saxton, Tamsin K.; Little, Anthony C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C.; Roberts, S. Craig (Elsevier, 2009-12)
    Exposure to a particular population of faces can increase ratings of the normality and attractiveness of similar-looking faces. Such exposure can also refine the perceived boundaries of that face population, such that other ...
  • Age, puberty and attractiveness judgments in adolescents 

    Saxton, Tamsin K.; Kohoutova, Dagmar; Roberts, S. Craig; Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Havlicek, Jan (Elsevier, 2010-12)
    Previous work has suggested that judgments of the attractiveness of some facial and vocal features change during adolescence. Here, over 70 Czech adolescents aged 12–14 made forced-choice attractiveness judgments on ...
  • Body odor quality predicts behavioral attractiveness in humans 

    Roberts, S. Craig; Kralevich, Alexandra; Ferdenzi, Camille; Saxton, Tamsin K.; Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Little, Anthony C.; Havlicek, Jan (Springer Verlag, 2011-12)
    Growing effort is being made to understand how different attractive physical traits co-vary within individuals, partly because this might indicate an underlying index of genetic quality. In humans, attention has focused ...
  • 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 ...
  • Face and voice attractiveness judgments change during adolescence 

    Saxton, Tamsin K.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C.; Little, Anthony C.; Roberts, S. Craig (Elsevier, 2009-11)
    Attractiveness judgments are thought to underpin adaptive mate choice decisions. We investigated how these judgments change during adolescence when mate choice is becoming relevant. Adolescents aged 11–15 evaluated faces ...
  • Facial masculinity is a cue to women’s dominance 

    Quist, Michelle C.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Smith, Finlay G.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C. (Elsevier, 2011-05)
    Although there is compelling evidence for associations between facial masculinity and indices of dominance in men, comparatively few studies have tested for corresponding associations in women. Here we found that (1) ratings ...
  • Individual differences in dominance perception: dominant men are less sensitive to facial cues of male dominance 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M. (Elsevier, 2010-12)
    Masculine facial characteristics are associated with indices of men’s dominance. Previous research found that shorter men were more likely to attribute high dominance to masculine men, suggesting that dominant men are less ...
  • Individual differences in women's perceptions of other women's dominance 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; Quist, Michelle C.; Smith, Finlay G.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2012)
    Recent research on men's dominance perception suggests that the extent to which men perceive masculine men to be more dominant than relatively feminine men is negatively correlated with measures of their own dominance. In ...
  • Like father, like self: emotional closeness to father predicts women's preferences for self-resemblance in opposite-sex faces 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Smith, Finlay G.; Jones, Benedict C.; Vukovic, Jovana; Fraccaro, Paul (Elsevier, 2011-01)
    Kin recognition is an essential component of kin-directed adaptive behavior. Consequently, potential mechanisms of kin recognition, such as learning a kin phenotype from family members (familial imprinting) or self ...
  • A longitudinal study of adolescents’ judgments of the attractiveness of facial symmetry, averageness and sexual dimorphism 

    Saxton, Tamsin K.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C.; Little, Anthony C.; Roberts, S. Craig (Akadémiai Kiadó, 2011-03)
    Adolescents have been found to differ by age in their attraction to facial symmetry, averageness, and sexual dimorphism. However, it has not been demonstrated that attraction to these facial characters changes over time ...
  • Opposite-sex siblings decrease attraction, but not prosocial attributions, to self-resembling opposite-sex faces 

    DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Roberts, S. Craig; Little, Anthony C.; Smith, Finlay G.; Quist, Michelle C. (National Academy of Sciences, 2011-07-12)
    Contextual cues of genetic relatedness to familiar individuals, such as cosocialization and maternal–perinatal association, modulate prosocial and inbreeding-avoidance behaviors toward specific potential siblings. These ...
  • 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 ...
  • Perceived facial adiposity conveys information about women's health 

    Tinlin, Rowan M.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Welling, Lisa L.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Al-Dujaili, Emad A. S.; Jones, Benedict C. (Wiley, 2013-05)
    Although several prominent theories of human facial attractiveness propose that some facial characteristics convey information about people's health, empirical evidence for this claim is somewhat mixed. While most previous ...
  • 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 ...
  • Priming men with different contest outcomes modulates their dominance perceptions 

    Watkins, Christopher D.; Jones, Benedict C. (Oxford University Press, 2012)
    It has recently been proposed that dominance perceptions in men function, at least in part, to reduce the potential costs of within-sex competition for resources, and that sensitivity to cues of men's dominance is greatest ...
  • Reported sexual desire predicts men’s preferences for sexually dimorphic cues in women’s faces 

    Jones, Benedict C.; Little, Anthony C.; Watkins, Christopher D.; Welling, Lisa L.; DeBruine, Lisa M. (Springer, 2011-12)
    Recent studies investigating the relationship between sexual desire and sexual attraction have found that heterosexual women’s reported sexual desire is positively correlated with their reported attraction to both own- and ...