Professor Benedict Jones


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.


Not within spitting distance : salivary immunoassays of estradiol have subpar validity for predicting cycle phase
Arslan Ruben C, Blake Khandis, Botzet Laura J, Bürkner Paul Christian, DeBruine Lisa, Fiers Tom, Grebe Nicholas, Hahn Amanda, Jones Ben C, Marcinkowska Urszula M, Mumford Sunni L, Penke Lars, Roney James R, Schisterman Enrique F, Stern Julia
Psychoneuroendocrinology Vol 149 (2023)
The role of valence, dominance, and pitch in social perceptions of artificial intelligence (AI) conversational agents' voices
M. Shiramizu Victor Kenji, Lee Anthony J, Altenburg Daria, Feinberg David R, Jones Benedict C
Scientific Reports Vol 12 (2022)
Is pathogen disgust increased on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone is high? Evidence from a between-subjects study using estimated progesterone levels
Rafiee Yasaman, Jones Benedict C, Shiramizu Victor
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology (2022)
Mapping physical characteristics in face images to social judgements
Jones Benedict C, Jones Alex L, Shiramizu Victor
British Journal of Psychology (2022)
Are people more averse to microbe-sharing contact with ethnic outgroup members? A registered report
Fan Lei, Tybur Joshua M, Jones Benedict C
Evolution and Human Behavior Vol 43, pp. 490-500 (2022)
No increased inbreeding avoidance during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle
Holzleitner Iris J, Driebe Julie C, Arslan Ruben C, Hahn Amanda C, Lee Anthony J, O'Shea Kieran J, Gerlach Tanja M, Penke Lars, Jones Benedict C, Debruine Lisa M
Evolutionary Human Sciences Vol 4 (2022)

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