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    • African perceptions of female attractiveness 

      Coetzee, Vinet; Faerber, Stella J; Greeff, Jaco M; Lefevre, Carmen Emilia; Re, Daniel; Perrett, David Ian (2012-10-29) - Journal article
      Little is known about mate choice preferences outside Western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic societies, even though these Western populations may be particularly unrepresentative of human populations. To ...
    • Blinded by beauty: attractiveness bias and accurate perceptions of academic performance 

      Talamas, Sean; Mavor, Kenneth Ian; Perrett, David Ian (2016-02-17) - Journal article
      Despite the old adage not to ‘judge a book by its cover’, facial cues often guide first impressions and these first impressions guide our decisions. Literature suggests there are valid facial cues that assist us in assessing ...
    • Can dietary intake influence perception of and measured appearance? A systematic review : dietary intake and appearance 

      Pezdirc, Kristine; Hutchesson, Melinda; Whitehead, Ross David; Ozakinci, Gozde; Perrett, David Ian; Collins, Clare (2015-03) - Journal item
      Appearance-based interventions have had some success in reducing smoking and sun exposure. Appearance may also motivate dietary behavior change if it was established that dietary improvement had a positive impact on ...
    • Common HLA alleles associated with health, but not with facial attractiveness 

      Coetzee, Vinet; Barrett, L.; Greeff, J.M.; Henzi, S.P.; Perrett, David Ian; Wadee, A.A. (2007-07) - Journal article
      Three adaptive hypotheses have been proposed to explain the link between the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) genes, health measures and facial attractiveness: inbreeding avoidance, heterozygote advantage and frequency-dependent ...
    • Cross-cultural perception of trustworthiness : the effect of ethnicity features on evaluation of faces' observed trustworthiness across four samples 

      Birkas, Bela; Dzhelyova, Milena; Labadi, Beatrix; Bereczkei, Tamas; Perrett, David Ian (2014-06) - Journal article
      People are able to recognize faces from their own ethnic group more easily than faces from other ethnicities. Ethnicity information also easily activates perceptual biases; therefore, the goal of the present study was to ...
    • Domestic violence shapes Colombian women’s partner choices 

      Borras Guevara, Martha Lucia; Batres, Carlota; Perrett, David Ian (2017-12) - Journal article
      Potential protection from violence has been suggested as an explanation for women’s preferences for more masculine partners. Previous studies, however, have not considered that violence may be multi-modal, and hence come ...
    • The effect of attractiveness on food sharing preferences in human mating markets. 

      Stirrat, Michael Robert; Gumert, Michael; Perrett, David Ian (2011-02-28) - Journal article
      The current study explored how physical attractiveness affects food sharing by studying payment preferences for hypothetical romantic dinner dates (a hypothetical mating market). We analyzed payment preferences, self-rated ...
    • The effects of facial adiposity on attractiveness and perceived leadership ability 

      Re, Daniel Edward; Perrett, David Ian (2014) - Journal article
      Facial attractiveness has a positive influence on electoral success both in experimental paradigms and in the real world. One parameter that influences facial attractiveness and social judgements is facial adiposity (a ...
    • Emotion-color associations in the context of the face 

      Thorstenson, Christopher A.; Elliot, Andrew J.; Pazda, Adam D.; Perrett, David Ian; Xiao, Dengke (2018-10) - Journal article
      Facial expressions of emotion contain important information that is perceived and used by observers to understand others’ emotional state. While there has been considerable research into perceptions of facial musculature ...
    • An experimental study of the effects of tattoo genre on perceived trustworthiness : not all tattoos are created equal 

      Timming, Andrew R.; Perrett, David Ian (2017) - Journal article
      This paper examines the effects of different genres of body art on the perceived trustworthiness of hypothetical men and women with tattoos. It argues that body art is a salient cultural signal that denotes group membership ...
    • Eyelid-openness and mouth curvature influence perceived intelligence beyond attractiveness 

      Talamas, Sean; Mavor, Kenneth Ian; Axelsson, John; Sundelin, Tina; Perrett, David Ian (2016-05) - Journal article
      Impression formation is profoundly influenced by facial attractiveness, but the existence of facial cues which affect judgments beyond such an ‘attractiveness halo’ may be underestimated. Since depression and tiredness ...
    • Facial redness increases men’s perceived healthiness and attractiveness 

      Thorstenson, Christopher A.; Pazda, Adam D.; Elliot, Andrew J.; Perrett, David Ian (2017-06-01) - Journal article
      Past research has shown that peripheral and facial redness influences perceptions of attractiveness for men viewing women. The current research investigated whether a parallel effect is present when women rate men with ...
    • Facial skin coloration affects perceived health of human faces 

      Stephen, Ian David; Law Smith, Miriam Jane; Stirrat, Michael Robert; Perrett, David Ian (2009-12) - Journal article
      Numerous researchers have examined the effects of skin condition, including texture and color, on the perception of health, age, and attractiveness in human faces. They have focused on facial color distribution, homogeneity ...
    • Familiarity with own population's appearance influences facial preferences 

      Batres, Carlota; Kannan, Mallini; Perrett, David Ian (2017-09) - Journal article
      Previous studies have found that, in Malaysia and in El Salvador, individuals from rural areas prefer heavier women than individuals from urban areas. Several explanations have been proposed to explain these differences ...
    • A genetic algorithm for face fitting 

      Hunter, David William; Tiddeman, Bernard Paul; Perrett, David Ian (2012-02) - Conference paper
      Accurate estimation of the shape of human faces has many applications from computer-imaging to psychological research. One well known method is to fit a Three Dimensional Morphable Model to a target image. This method is ...
    • Individual differences in preferences for cues to intelligence in the face 

      Moore, Fhionna R.; Law Smith, Miriam J.; Perrett, David Ian (2014-05) - Journal article
      We tested for individual differences in women's preferences for cues to intelligence in male faces in accordance with hormonal status (i.e. menstrual cycle phase and use of hormonal contraceptives), relationship status and ...
    • The influence of body composition effects on male facial masculinity and attractiveness 

      Lei, Xue; Holzleitner, Iris; Perrett, David Ian (2019-01-04) - Journal article
      Body Mass Index (BMI) and its facial correlates influence a range of perceptions including masculinity and attractiveness. BMI conflates body fat and muscle which are sexually dimorphic because men typically have more ...
    • Influence of perceived height, masculinity, and age on each other and on perceptions of dominance in male faces 

      Batres, Carlota; Re, Daniel E.; Perrett, David Ian (2015-11) - Journal article
      Several studies have examined the individual effects of facial cues to height, masculinity, and age on interpersonal interactions and partner preferences. We know much less about the influence of these traits on each other. ...
    • Looking like a leader : facial shape predicts perceived height and leadership ability 

      Re, Daniel Edward; Hunter, David William; Coetzee, Vinet; Tiddeman, Bernard P.; Xiao, Dengke; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Jones, Benedict C.; Perrett, David Ian (2013-12-04) - Journal article
      Judgments of leadership ability from face images predict the outcomes of actual political elections and are correlated with leadership success in the corporate world. The specific facial cues that people use to judge ...
    • Men's facial masculinity : when (body) size matters 

      Holzleitner, Iris Jasmin; Hunter, David William; Tiddeman, Bernard; Seck, Alassane; Re, Daniel Edward; Perrett, David Ian (2014-11-24) - Journal article
      Recent studies suggest that judgments of facial masculinity reflect more than sexually dimorphic shape. Here, we investigated whether the perception of masculinity is influenced by facial cues to body height and weight. ...