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The effects of facial adiposity on attractiveness and perceived leadership ability
(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 ...
Embodied metaphors and emotions in the moralization of restrained eating practices
(2013-05) - Journal article
Moralization is the process whereby preferences are converted to values (Rozin, 1999). Two studies used an embodied metaphor approach, in which moral metaphors are grounded in one’s sense of physical cleanliness, to ...
Sex differences in performance on a cognitive bias task in Norway rats
(2016-12) - Journal article
Cognitive biases, which are defined as distortions in cognitive processes that are influenced by a background emotional state, can provide information about an individual’s affective state. For instance, negative cognitive ...
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures overlap extensively in meaning
(2018-02-27) - Journal article
Cross-species comparison of great ape gesturing has so far been limited to the physical form of gestures in the repertoire, without questioning whether gestures share the same meanings. Researchers have recently catalogued ...
Human mate-choice copying is domain-general social learning
(2018-01-29) - Journal article
Women appear to copy other women’s preferences for men’s faces. This ‘mate-choice copying’ is often taken as evidence of psychological adaptations for processing social information related to mate choice, for which facial ...
Erratum to ‘Bateman's principles and human sex roles’
(2013-10) - Journal article
Selective copying of the majority suggests children are broadly "optimal-" rather than "over-" imitators
(2017-12-17) - Journal article
Human children, in contrast to other species, are frequently cast as prolific “over-imitators”. However, previous studies of “over-imitation” have overlooked many important real-world social dynamics, and may thus provide ...
Sex differences in sensation-seeking : a meta-analysis
(2013-08-30) - Journal article
Men score higher than women on measures of sensation-seeking, defined as a willingness to engage in novel or intense activities. This sex difference has been explained in terms of evolved psychological mechanisms or ...
An experimental study of the effects of tattoo genre on perceived trustworthiness : not all tattoos are created equal
(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 ...
Trust and mixed signals : a study of religion, tattoos and cognitive dissonance
(2016-07) - Journal article
This paper examines trust judgements in the context of ‘mixed signals’, whereby the medium through which a signal is projected suggests untrustworthiness, but the signal itself suggests trustworthiness. Under conditions ...