Psychology & Neuroscience (School of)
The School of Psychology & Neuroscience has consistently been ranked one of the best research departments in the UK. Our research is broadly organised around 5 research themes, namely human cognition, neuroscience, origins of mind, perception, and social psychology, with many members of the School carrying out research in more than one theme. Researchers from the School also contribute to numerous interdisciplinary research centres and institutes.
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(University of St Andrews, 1933) - Thesis
Sexual selection and the human face : beauty in the face of the beheld and in the eye of the beholder (University of St Andrews, 2004-06) - ThesisEvolutionary theory has been proposed to provide an answer to the question of why some faces are perceived to be more attractive than others are. The first part of this thesis provides an introduction to an evolutionary ...
(University of St Andrews, 2005-06) - ThesisThis thesis describes a series of empirical studies that investigated the role of apparent health in face preferences. Chapter 1 summarises previous work showing that facial symmetry, averageness and sexual dimorphism ...
Sexual dimorphism in faces across development through early adulthood : perceptions, attributions and stability (University of St Andrews, 2005-10) - ThesisIn 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 ...
Early development of strategies for mapping symbol-referent relations : what do young children understand about scale models? (University of St Andrews, 2001-11) - ThesisThe research reported here investigated the nature of young children's understanding of a novel symbol-a scale model. Children witnessed the hiding of a small toy in a scale model of a room and were then required to search ...