The evolutionary psychology of facial beauty.
- G. Rhodes
- PsychologyAnnual Review of Psychology
It is argued that both kinds of selection pressures may have shaped the authors' perceptions of facial beauty.
What's lost in inverted faces?
Are you always on my mind? A review of how face perception and attention interact
Orientation-Contingent Face Aftereffects and Implications for Face-Coding Mechanisms
Fitting the mind to the World
- G. Rhodes, L. Jeffery, T. Watson, C. Clifford, K. Nakayama
- PsychologyPsychology Science
- 1 November 2003
The results suggest that perceptual adaptation can rapidly recalibrate people's preferences to fit the faces they see, and suggest that average faces are attractive because of their central location in a distribution of faces (i.e., prototypicality), rather than because of any intrinsic appeal of particular physical characteristics.
Contact, configural coding and the other-race effect in face recognition.
Investigation of how contact affects the size of the other-race effect in face recognition and the use of expert configural face-coding mechanisms showed that higher levels of contact were associated with a reduction in the ORE, and smaller cross-race differences in configural coding were alsoassociated with a smaller ORE.
Adaptive norm-based coding of facial identity
Does sexual dimorphism in human faces signal health?
- G. Rhodes, Janelle Chan, L. Zebrowitz, L. Simmons
- PsychologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 7 August 2003
The results support the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis for male faces in that masculine traits signalled health during adolescence, but suggest that any health-related evolutionary benefits obtained from preferences for attractive facial traits may be weak.
Looking at Faces: First-Order and Second-Order Features as Determinants of Facial Appearance
- G. Rhodes
- 1 February 1988
Nonmetric multidimensional scaling (KYST) was carried out on similarity judgments of forty-one photographs of faces, finding little difference in the extent to which first-order and second-order features were encoded.