Finlay Smith (PhD) Trust and cooperation

My research investigates the effects of facial appearance on cooperation and trust in social economic interactions. For example, my recent paper in Evolution and Human Behavior showed that attractive individuals were more likely to cooperate when they thought others could see them, while relatively unattractive individuals were less likely to cooperate when they thought others could see them. I completed my PhD in March 2011 and am now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on a face recognition project with Mike Burton.

Email: f.g.smith@abdn.ac.uk

Scientific Journal Articles

    2012

  1. Quist M, Watkins CD, Smith FG, Little AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2012). Sociosexuality predicts women's preferences for symmetry in men's faces. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(6): 1415-1421. doi: 10.1007/s10508-011-9848-8 [abstract»»]
  2. Watkins CD, Quist M, Smith FG, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2012). Individual differences in womenís perceptions of other womenís dominance. European Journal of Personality, 26(1): 79-86. doi: 10.1002/per.837 [abstract»»]
  3. 2011

  4. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Watkins CD, Roberts SC, Little AC, Smith FG & Quist M (2011). Opposite-sex siblings decrease attraction, but not prosocial attributions, to self-resembling opposite-sex faces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(28): 11710-11714. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1105919108 [abstract»»]
  5. Fraccaro PJ, Jones BC, Vukovic J, Smith FG, Watkins CD, Feinberg DR, Little AC & DeBruine LM (2011). Experimental evidence that women speak in a higher voice pitch to men they find attractive. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 9(1): 57-67. doi: 10.1556/JEP.9.2011.33.1 [abstract»»]
  6. Quist M, Watkins CD, Smith FG, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to womenís dominance. Personality and Individual Differences, 50: 1089-1093. [abstract»»]
  7. Vukovic J, Jones BC, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Welling LLM & Little AC (2011). 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. British Journal of Psychology, 102(1): 37-48. doi: 10.1348/000712610X498750 [abstract»»]
  8. Watkins CD, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Jones BC, Vukovic J & Fraccaro PJ (2011). Like father, like self: Emotional closeness to father predicts women's preferences for self-resemblance in opposite-sex faces. Evolution and Human Behavior, 32(1): 70-75. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2010.09.001 [abstract»»]
  9. 2010

  10. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Smith FG & Little AC (2010). Are attractive men's faces masculine or feminine? The importance of controlling confounds in face stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(3): 751-758. doi: 10.1037/a0016457 [abstract»»]
  11. Smith FG, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2010). Individual differences in empathizing and systemizing predict variation in face preferences. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(6): 655-658. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2010.05.023 [abstract»»]
  12. Vukovic J, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM, Smith FG & Jones BC (2010). Women's voice pitch is negatively correlated with health risk factors. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 8(3): 217-225. doi: 10.1556/JEP.8.2010.3.2 [abstract»»]
  13. Vukovic J, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Feinberg DR, Smith FG, Little AC, Welling LLM & Main JC (2010). Womenís own voice pitch predicts their preferences for masculinity in menís voices. Behavioral Ecology, 21(4): 767-772. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arq051 [abstract»»]
  14. Watkins CD, Fraccaro PJ, Smith FG, Vukovic J, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2010). Taller men are less sensitive to cues of dominance in other men. Behavioral Ecology, 21(5): 943-947. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arq091 [abstract»»]
  15. 2009

  16. DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Jones BC, Roberts SC, Petrie M & Spector TD (2009). Kin recognition signals in adult faces. Vision Research, 49(1): 38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2008.09.025 [abstract»»]
  17. Smith FG, DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Krupp DB, Welling LLM & Conway CA (2009). Attractiveness qualifies the effect of observation on trusting behavior in an economic game. Evolution and Human Behavior, 30(6): 393-397. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2009.06.003 [abstract»»]
  18. Smith FG, Jones BC, Little AC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Vukovic J & Conway CA (2009). Hormonal contraceptive use and perceptions of trust modulate the effect of relationship context on women's preferences for sexual dimorphism in male face shape. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7(3): 195-210. doi: 10.1556/JEP.7.2009.3.1 [abstract»»]
  19. Smith FG, Jones BC, DeBruine LM & Little AC (2009). Interactions between masculinity-femininity and apparent health in face preferences. Behavioral Ecology, 20(2): 441-445. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arn141 [abstract»»]
  20. Smith FG, Jones BC, Welling LLM, Little AC, Vukovic J, Main JC & DeBruine LM (2009). Waist-hip ratio, but not BMI, influences womenís preferences for masculine male faces. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(5): 476-480. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.04.022 [abstract»»]
  21. 2008

  22. Vukovic J, Feinberg DR, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Little AC & Smith FG (2008). Self-rated attractiveness predicts individual differences in women's preferences for masculine men's voices. Personality and Individual Differences, 45(6): 451-456. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.05.013 [abstract»»]
  23. Welling LLM, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC & Smith FG (2008). Exposure to sexually attractive men decreases womenís preferences for feminine faces. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 6(3): 219-230. doi: 10.1556/JEP.6.2008.3.5 [abstract»»]
  24. Welling LLM, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Feinberg DR, Little AC & Al-Dujaili EAS (2008). Men report stronger attraction to femininity in womenís faces when their testosterone levels are high. Hormones and Behavior, 54(5): 703-708. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2008.07.012 [abstract»»]
  25. 2007

  26. Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Conway CA, Welling LLM & Smith FG (2007). Sensation seeking and men's face preferences. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28(6): 439-446. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2007.07.006 [abstract»»]

Conference Presentations

    2011

  1. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Watkins CD, Roberts SC, Little AC, Smith FG & Quist M (2011). Domain specificity in the effects of opposite-sex siblings on attitudes to cues of kinship. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
  2. Quist M, Watkins CD, Smith FG, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to women's dominance. Evolutionary and Biological Approaches to Behaviour Research Group in University of Abertay, Dundee. May 2011. [abstract»»]
  3. Smith FG, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2011). Individual differences in empathizing and systemizing predict variation in face preferences. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
  4. Vukovic J, Jones BC, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Welling LLM & Little AC (2011). Variation in perceptions of physical dominance and trustworthiness predicts individual differences in the effect of relationship context on womenís preferences for masculine pitch in menís voices. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
  5. Watkins CD, Quist M, Smith FG, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2011). Individual differences in women's perceptions of other women's dominance. Evolutionary and Biological Approaches to Behaviour Research Group in University of Abertay, Dundee. May 2011. [abstract»»]
  6. 2009

  7. Smith FG, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Vukovic J, Main JC & Little AC (2009). Waist-hip ratio predicts women's preferences for masculine male faces, but not perceptions of men's trustworthiness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Fullerton, CA, USA. May 2009. [abstract»»]
  8. Welling LLM, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Feinberg DR, Little AC & Al-Dujaili EAS (2009). Men report stronger attraction to femininity in women's faces when their testosterone levels are high. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in St Andrews, Scotland. April 2009. [abstract»»]
  9. 2008

  10. Vukovic J, Feinberg DR, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Little AC & Smith FG (2008). Self-rated attractiveness influences women's preferences for masculine men's voices. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Kyoto University, Japan. June 2008. [abstract»»]
  11. 2007

  12. DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Jones BC & Roberts SC (2007). Kin Recognition Signals in Adult Faces. Face Recognition Research Seminar in Aberdeen, UK. April 2007. [abstract»»]
  13. DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Jones BC, Roberts SC & Petrie M (2007). Kin Recognition Signals in Adult Faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Williamsburg, VA, USA. May 2007. [abstract»»]
  14. Smith FG, DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Krupp DB, Conway CA & Welling LLM (2007). Own attractiveness affects strategies in an economic game. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Williamsburg, VA, USA. May 2007. [abstract»»]

Posters

    2012

  1. (249 kB) DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Watkins CD, Roberts SC, Little AC, Smith FG & Quist M (2012). Opposite-sex siblings decrease attraction, but not prosocial attributions, to self-resembling opposite-sex faces. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Durham, UK. March 2012. [abstract»»]
  2. 2011

  3. (603 kB) Quist M, Watkins CD, Smith FG, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to womenís dominance. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Giessen, Germany. March 2011.
  4. Quist M, Watkins CD, Smith FG, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to womenís dominance. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
  5. (867 kB) Watkins CD, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Jones BC, Vukovic J & Fraccaro PJ (2011). Like Father, Like Self. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Giessen, Germany. March 2011. [abstract»»]
  6. 2010

  7. Fraccaro PJ, Jones BC, Vukovic J, Smith FG, Watkins CD, Feinberg DR, Little AC & DeBruine LM (2010). Women's voice pitch changes when viewing attractive men. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Eugene, Oregon. June 2010. [abstract»»]
  8. Watkins CD, Fraccaro PJ, Smith FG, Vukovic J, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2010). Are taller men less sensitive to cues of dominance in other men? European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Wroclaw, Poland. March 2010.
  9. Watkins CD, DeBruine LM, Smith FG, Jones BC, Vukovic J & Fraccaro PJ (2010). Like father, like self: Emotional closeness to father, but not mother, predicts women's preferences for self-resemblance in opposite-sex, but not same-sex, faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Eugene, Oregon. June 2010. [abstract»»]
  10. 2009

  11. (199 kB) Smith FG, DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Welling LLM, Vukovic J & Main JC (2009). Waist-hip ration, but not BMI, influences women's preferences for masculine male faces. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in St Andrews, Scotland. April 2009. [abstract»»]
  12. 2008

  13. Smith FG, Jones BC, Little AC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Vukovic J & Conway CA (2008). Individual differences in the effect of relationship context on women's preferences for sexual dimorphism in male face shape. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Kyoto University, Japan. June 2008. [abstract»»]
  14. 2007

  15. (291 kB) Smith FG, DeBruine LM, Krupp DB, Conway CA & Welling LLM (2007). Own attractiveness affects strategies in an economic game. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in London School of Economics, UK. March 2007. [abstract»»]
  16. 2006

  17. (461 kB) Smith FG, DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Krupp DB, Conway CA & Welling LLM (2006). Own attractiveness affects strategies in an economic game. BPS Scottish Branch Conference in Perth, UK. November 2006. [abstract»»]

Invited Talks

    2007

  1. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Little AC, Bestelmeyer PEG, Smith FG, Conway CA & Drane E (2007). Computer-graphic methods for investigating face perception and preferences. University of Dundee School of Computer Science in Dundee, UK. March 2007. [abstract»»]

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