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.


Age effects on women's and men's dyadic and solitary sexual desire
Wieczorek Larissa L, Chivers Meredith, Koehn Monica A, DeBruine Lisa M, Jones Benedict C
Archives of Sexual Behavior (2022)
Re-evaluating the relationship between pathogen avoidance and preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism : a registered report
Tybur Joshua M, Fan Lei, Jones Benedict C, Holzleitner Iris J, Lee Anthony J, DeBruine Lisa M
Evolution and Human Behavior Vol 43, pp. 212-223 (2022)
Putting the self in self-correction : findings from the loss-of-confidence project
Rohrer Julia M, Tierney Warren, Uhlmann Eric L, DeBruine Lisa M, Heyman Tom, Jones Benedict, Schmukle Stefan C, Silberzahn Raphael, Willén Rebecca M, Carlsson Rickard, Lucas Richard E, Strand Julia, Vazire Simine, Witt Jessica K, Zentall Thomas R, Chabris Christopher F, Yarkoni Tal
Perspectives on Psychological Science Vol 16, pp. 1255-1269 (2021)
Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence?
Jones Benedict C, Holzleitner Iris J, Shiramizu Victor
Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol 25, pp. 1018-1020 (2021)
Publisher correction : 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)
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 Vol 7, pp. 209-219 (2021)

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