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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 ...
Choosing to remain childless? A comparative study of fertility intentions among women and men in Italy and Britain
(2017-07) - Journal article
Pathways to childlessness may differ not only between individuals but also at the population level. This paper investigates differences in childlessness by comparing two countries – Britain and Italy – where levels of ...
The impact of detoxification costs and predation risk on foraging : implications for mimicry dynamics
(2017-01-03) - Journal article
Prey often evolve defences to deter predators, such as noxious chemicals including toxins. Toxic species often advertise their defence to potential predators by distinctive sensory signals. Predators learn to associate ...
Adjusting foraging strategies : a comparison of rural and urban common mynas (Acridotheres tristis)
(2017-01) - Journal article
Establishment in urbanized environments is associated with changes in physiology, behaviour, and problem-solving. We compared the speed of learning in urban and rural female common mynas, Acridotheres tristis, using a ...
The evolution of social learning mechanisms and cultural phenomena in group foragers
(2017-02-10) - Journal article
Background: Advanced cognitive abilities are widely thought to underpin cultural traditions and cumulative cultural change. In contrast, recent simulation models have found that basic social influences on learning suffice ...
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
The origins of language in teaching
(2017-02) - Journal article
I introduce seven criteria for determining the validity of competing theories for the original function of language. I go on to present a novel explanation that meets all the criteria: language originally evolved to teach ...