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Comparing theory-driven and data-driven attractiveness models using images of real women's faces (2019)
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Holzleitner, I. J., Lee, A. J., Hahn, A. C., Kandrik, M., Bovet, J., Renoult, J. P., …Jones, B. C. (2019). Comparing theory-driven and data-driven attractiveness models using images of real women's faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(12), 1589-1595. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000685

Facial attractiveness plays a critical role in social interaction, influencing many different social outcomes. However, the factors that influence facial attractiveness judgments remain relatively poorly understood. Here, we used a sample of 594 youn... Read More about Comparing theory-driven and data-driven attractiveness models using images of real women's faces.

Contribution of shape and surface reflectance information to kinship detection in 3D face images (2019)
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Fasolt, V., Holzleitner, I. J., Lee, A. J., O'Shea, K. J., & DeBruine, L. M. (2019). Contribution of shape and surface reflectance information to kinship detection in 3D face images. Journal of Vision, 19(12), https://doi.org/10.1167/19.12.9

Previous research has established that humans are able to detect kinship among strangers from facial images alone. The current study investigated what facial information is used for making those kinship judgments, specifically the contribution of fac... Read More about Contribution of shape and surface reflectance information to kinship detection in 3D face images.

The influence of body composition effects on male facial masculinity and attractiveness (2019)
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Lei, X., Holzleitner, I. J., & Perrett, D. I. (2019). The influence of body composition effects on male facial masculinity and attractiveness. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02658

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 muscle but less fat than women.... Read More about The influence of body composition effects on male facial masculinity and attractiveness.

A data-driven study of Chinese participants' social judgments of Chinese faces (2019)
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Wang, H., Han, C., Hahn, A. C., Fasolt, V., Morrison, D. K., Holzleitner, I. J., …Jones, B. C. (2019). A data-driven study of Chinese participants' social judgments of Chinese faces. PLoS ONE, 14(1), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210315

Social judgments of faces made by Western participants are thought to be underpinned by two dimensions: valence and dominance. Because some research suggests that Western and Eastern participants process faces differently, the two-dimensional model o... Read More about A data-driven study of Chinese participants' social judgments of Chinese faces.

Birth order does not affect ability to detect kin (2019)
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Fasolt, V., Holzleitner, I. J., Lee, A. J., O’Shea, K. J., & DeBruine, L. M. (2019). Birth order does not affect ability to detect kin. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.235

Previous studies suggest that birth order affects kinship detection ability. Kaminski et al. (2010) argued that firstborns use contextual cues (e.g., maternal perinatal association) to assess kinship in their own family, leading to a disadvantage in... Read More about Birth order does not affect ability to detect kin.