Professor Benedict Jones

Psychology

Personal statement

My research investigates the factors that influence appearance-based social stereotypes.
 
I completed my PhD in Psychology at University of St Andrews in 2005 and was promoted to Professor in 2011 while at University of Aberdeen. I joined Strathclyde from University of Glasgow in May 2020.
 
My work has been funded by grants from the European Research Council and the ESRC. My current research is funded by the EPSRC and investigates how social stereotypes influence how we interact with artificial conversational agents, such as Alexa and Siri.
 
I am interested in supervising postgraduate research on any aspect of social stereotypes, mate preferences, or responses to social cues.



Publications

Do 3D face images capture cues of strength, weight, and height better than 2D face images do?
Holzleitner Iris J, Jones Alex L, O'Shea Kieran J, Cassar Rachel, Fasolt Vanessa, Shiramizu Victor, Jones Benedict C, DeBruine Lisa M
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00170-8
An exploratory, cross-cultural study on perception of putative cyclical changes in facial fertility cues
Marcinkowska Urszula M, Jones Benedict C, Cai Huaijan, Contreras-Garduno Jorge, Onyishi Ike E, Orjiakor Charles T, Prasai Keshav, Pazhoohi Farid, Taniguchi Hirokazu, Lee Anthony J
Scientific Reports Vol 11 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96454-w
Do voices carry valid information about a speaker's personality?
Stern Julia, Schild Christoph, Jones Benedict C, DeBruine Lisa M, Hahn Amanda, Puts David A, Zettler Ingo, Kordsmeyer Tobias L, Feinberg David, Zamfir Dan, Penke Lars, Arslan Ruben C
Journal of Research in Personality Vol 92 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104092
Does self-rated attractiveness predict women's preferences for facial masculinity? Data from an Arab sample
Alharbi Sarah A H, Holzleitner Iris J, Saribay S Adil, Jones Benedict C, Lee Anthony J
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology Vol 7, pp. 105-113 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00163-7
Facial attraction : an exploratory study of the judgements made by people with intellectual disabilities
Donnachie M, Jones B, Jahoda A
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research Vol 65, pp. 452-463 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12823
Self-rated attractiveness predicts preferences for sexually dimorphic facial characteristics in a culturally diverse sample
Marcinkowska Urszula M, Jones Benedict C, Lee Anthony J
Scientific Reports Vol 11 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-90473-3

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