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(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-21) - Thesis
Effect of violence and other social indicators on formidability preferences for male faces in Colombia
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis
Facial preferences have been studied in the context of variation in health, media access, education and environmental harshness. This thesis explored the potential influence of violence which has been largely neglected in ...
The neurophysiology of form and motion processing in the temporal lobe of the macaque monkey
(University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
Consideration of available evidence suggests that primate vision utilises two parallel cortical pathways to process visual information. The ventral pathway processes form or shape information, while the dorsal pathway ...
An investigation into the nature of perceptual style and body awareness in relation to perceptual-motor abilities
(University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
The thesis is an account of an investigative study into the nature of perceptual-motor abilities. Part one considers Witkin's construct of cognitive style, using it to predict the relationships between three tests of ...
The effects of pubertal timing and dominance on the mating strategy, appearance and behaviour of men
(University of St Andrews, 2008) - Thesis
Pubertal timing is a human life history variable representing a trade-off between early reproduction and continued growth. Dominance is an important feature to male mate value. These two variables should have far-reaching ...
Sexual dimorphism in faces across development through early adulthood : perceptions, attributions and stability
(University of St Andrews, 2005-10) - Thesis
In this thesis, I use a Darwinian approach to explore the role of sexual-dimorphism in human behaviour across development and into early adulthood, and its impact on adult mating-strategies. In Studies 1-2, I explore the ...
Studies of emotion recognition from multiple communication channels
(University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
Crucial to human interaction and development, emotions have long fascinated psychologists. Current thinking suggests that specific emotions, regardless of the channel in which they are communicated, are processed by separable ...
Linking 3D face shape to social perception
(University of St Andrews, 2015-09) - Thesis
Advances in computer graphic and statistical methods have made it possible to visualise global face shape correlates of social judgments. The current thesis used a data-driven approach to investigate face shape correlates ...
Father absence, attraction and development
(University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
Since Draper & Harpending (1982) proposed that father absence would be associated with a shift in reproductive strategy, a body of literature has accumulated supporting their claims. This thesis explores further aspects ...
Factors influencing the motivational salience of faces
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
My research utilizes a behavioral key-press task adapted from the classic bar-press technique employed in many rodent studies of reward to explore the incentive salience of beauty among humans. In Chapter 2, I replicate ...