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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice 

    Feinberg, D. R.; Jones, B. C.; Law Smith, M. J.; Moore, Fhionna R.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Cornwell, R. E.; Hillier, S. G.; Perrett, D. 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...