Lisa DeBruine

  • Dr
  • Lecturer
  • Reader
  • University of Glasgow Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
  • Psychology

Research Interests

faces facial resemblance kin recognition masculinity voices attractiveness visual adaptation face aftereffects

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About

My main research interests are kin recognition, facial resemblance and face processing. Specifically, I am interested in how humans use facial resemblance to tell who their kin are and how people respond to cues of kinship in different circumstances. I am also interested in how the visual system learns about faces and what visual adaptation effects can tell us about the face processing system. I have published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals on these topics and am the co-founder of the Face Research Lab at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

I was appointed in 2011 to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's inaugural Young Academy. I am also involved in the running of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA).
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Publications

Exposure to visual cues of pathogen contagion changes preferences for masculinity and symmetry in opposite-sex faces.

Little A, DeBruine L, Jones B

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (2011)

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Facial masculinity is a cue to women’s dominance

Quist M, Watkins C, Smith F, DeBruine L, Jones B

Personality and Individual Differences (2011)

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Individual differences in women’s perceptions of other women’s dominance

Watkins C, Quist M, Smith F, DeBruine L, Jones B

European Journal of Personality (2011)

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Opposite-sex siblings decrease attraction, but not prosocial attributions, to self-resembling opposite-sex faces.

DeBruine L, Jones B, Watkins C, Roberts S, Little A, Smith F, et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2011)

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Relationship satisfaction and outcome in women who meet their partner while using oral contraception

Roberts S, Klapilova K, Little A, Burriss R, Jones B, DeBruine L, et al.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (2011)

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Variation in perceptions of physical dominance and trustworthiness predicts individual differences in the effect of relationship context on women's preferences for masculine pitch in men's voices.

Vukovic J, Jones B, Feinberg D, DeBruine L, Smith F, Welling L, et al.

British Journal of Psychology (2011)

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Adaptation to different mouth shapes influences visual perception of ambiguous lip speech.

Jones B, Feinberg D, Bestelmeyer P, DeBruine L, Little A

Psychonomic bulletin & review (2010)

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Age at menarche predicts individual differences in women’s preferences for masculinized male voices in adulthood

Jones B, Boothroyd L, Feinberg D, DeBruine L

Personality and Individual Differences (2010)

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Are attractive men's faces masculine or feminine? The importance of controlling confounds in face stimuli.

DeBruine L, Jones B, Smith F, Little A

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2010)

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Auditory adaptation in vocal affect perception.

Bestelmeyer P, Rouger J, DeBruine L, Belin P

Cognition (2010)

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Cooperation and Conflict in the Light of Kin Recognition Systems

Krupp D, DeBruine L, Jones B

Annales Zoologici Fennici (2010)

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Evidence for Menstrual Cycle Shifts in Women’s Preferences for Masculinity : A Response to Harris ( in press ) “Menstrual Cycle and Facial Preferences Reconsidered”

DeBruine L, Jones B, Frederick D, Haselton M, Penton-voak I, Perrett D

Evolutionary Psychology (2010)

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Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers.

Jones B, DeBruine L, Main J, Little A, Welling L, Feinberg D, et al.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (2010)

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Form-specific repetition priming for unfamiliar faces.

Martin D, Cairns S, Orme E, DeBruine L, Jones B, Macrae C

Experimental psychology (2010)

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Sex-Dimorphic Face Shape Preference in Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women.

Glassenberg A, Feinberg D, Jones B, Little A, DeBruine L

Archives of sexual behavior (2010)

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Taller men are less sensitive to cues of dominance in other men

Watkins C, Fraccaro P, Smith F, Vukovic J, Feinberg D, DeBruine L, et al.

Behavioral Ecology (2010)

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The health of a nation predicts their mate preferences : cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for masculinized male faces

DeBruine L, Jones B, Crawford J, Welling L, Little A

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (2010)

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Women's own voice pitch predicts their preferences for masculinity in men's voices

Vukovic J, Jones B, DeBruine L, Feinberg D, Smith F, Little A, et al.

Behavioral Ecology (2010)

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Women's preferences for masculinity in male faces are highest during reproductive age range and lower around puberty and post-menopause.

Little A, Saxton T, Roberts S, Jones B, DeBruine L, Vukovic J, et al.

Psychoneuroendocrinology (2010)

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Beyond ‘just-so stories’

DeBruine L

The Psychologist (2009)

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Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgements of facial attractiveness

Vukovic J, Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A, Feinberg D, Welling L

Biology Letters (2009)

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Extraversion predicts individual differences in women’s face preferences

Welling L, DeBruine L, Little A, Jones B

Personality and Individual Differences (2009)

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Waist–hip ratio predicts women’s preferences for masculine male faces, but not perceptions of men’s trustworthiness

Smith F, Jones B, Welling L, Little A, Vukovic J, Main J, et al.

Personality and Individual Differences (2009)

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Category contingent aftereffects for faces of different races, ages and species.

Little A, DeBruine L, Jones B, Waitt C

Cognition (2008)

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Effects of menstrual cycle on face preferences

Jones B, DeBruine L, Perrett D, Little A, Feinberg D, Law Smith M

Archives of Sexual Behavior (2008)

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Evidence for adaptive design in human gaze preference

Conway C, Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (2008)

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Integrating physical and social cues when forming face preferences: Differences among low and high-anxiety individuals

Conway C, Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A, Hay J, Welling L, et al.

Social Neuroscience (2008)

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Self-rated attractiveness predicts individual differences in women's preferences for masculine men's voices.

Vukovic J, Feinberg D, Jones B, DeBruine L, Welling L, Little A, et al.

Personality and Individual Differences (2008)

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Sex-contingent face aftereffects depend on perceptual category rather than structural encoding

Bestelmeyer P, Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A, Perrett D, Schneider A, et al.

Cognition (2008)

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The role of femininity and averageness of voice pitch in aesthetic judgments of women's voices

Feinberg D, DeBruine L, Jones B, Perrett D

Perception (2008)

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Dissociating averageness and attractiveness: Attractive faces are not always average

DeBruine L, Jones B, Unger L, Little A, Feinberg D

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2007)

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Perceived vulnerability to disease is positively related to the strength of preferences for apparent health in faces

Welling L, Conway C, DeBruine L, Jones B

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology (2007)

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Social transmission of face preferences among humans

Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A, Burriss R, Feinberg D

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (2007)

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The valence of experiences with faces influences generalized preferences

Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A, Feinberg D

Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology (2007)

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Integrating gaze direction and expression in preferences for attractive faces

Jones B, DeBruine L, Little A, Conway C, Feinberg D

Psychological Science (2006)

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The voice and face of woman: One ornament that signals quality?

Feinberg D, Jones B, DeBruine L, Moore F, Law Smith M, Cornwell R, et al.

Evolution and Human Behavior (2005)

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Women's physical and psychological condition independently predict their preference for apparent health in faces

Jones B, Little A, Boothroyd L, Feinberg D, Cornwell R, DeBruine L, et al.

Evolution and Human Behavior (2005)

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Professional experience

Reader

University of Glasgow Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology

July 2012 - Present

Senior Lecturer

University of Aberdeen School of Psychology

June 2006 - June 2012 (6 years)

Education history

McMaster University

PhD in Psychology

September 2000 - June 2004 (3 years 9 months)

University of Michigan

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies

September 1999 - May 2000 (8 months)

University of Michigan

MS in Biology

September 1998 - May 2000 (1 year 8 months)

University of Michigan

BSc in Biopsychology and Anthropological Zoology

September 1994 - May 1998 (3 years 8 months)