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Title: Reading the look of love: Sexually dimorphic cues in opposite-sex faces influence gaze categorization
Authors: Jones, Benedict C
Main, Julie C
DeBruine, Lisa M
Little, Anthony
Welling, Lisa L M
Contact Email: anthony.little@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Jones BC, Main JC, DeBruine LM, Little A & Welling LLM (2010) Reading the look of love: Sexually dimorphic cues in opposite-sex faces influence gaze categorization, Psychological Science, 21 (6), pp. 796-798.
Abstract: First paragraph: Gaze cues have powerful effects on person perception, influencing face recognition (Hood, Macrae, Cole-Davies, & Dias, 2003), sex categorization (Macrae, Hood, Milne, Rowe, & Mason, 2002), emotion perception (Adams & Kleck, 2003), and attraction (Jones, DeBruine, Little, Conway, & Feinberg, 2006; Mason, Tatkow, & Macrae, 2005). We demonstrate that sexually dimorphic shape cues in opposite-sex, but not ownsex, faces influence gaze categorization. Given that exaggerated sex-typical facial cues are associated with indices of long-term health (e.g., Thornhill & Gangestad, 2006), our findings suggest that gaze-processing mechanisms are sensitive to global configural cues to the quality of potential mates.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/17880
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797610370756
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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
Psychology
University of Aberdeen

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