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. M Quist, CD Watkins, FG Smith, AC Little, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. CD Watkins, M Quist, FG Smith, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, CD Watkins, SC Roberts, AC Little, FG Smith & M Quist (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. PJ Fraccaro, BC Jones, J Vukovic, FG Smith, CD Watkins, DR Feinberg, AC Little & LM DeBruine (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. M Quist, CD Watkins, FG Smith, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to womenís dominance. Personality and Individual Differences, 50: 1089-1093. [abstract»»]
  7. J Vukovic, BC Jones, DR Feinberg, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, LLM Welling & AC Little (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. CD Watkins, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, BC Jones, J Vukovic & PJ Fraccaro (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. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, FG Smith & AC Little (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. FG Smith, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (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. J Vukovic, DR Feinberg, LM DeBruine, FG Smith & BC Jones (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. J Vukovic, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, DR Feinberg, FG Smith, AC Little, LLM Welling & JC Main (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. CD Watkins, PJ Fraccaro, FG Smith, J Vukovic, DR Feinberg, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. LM DeBruine, FG Smith, BC Jones, SC Roberts, M Petrie & TD Spector (2009). Kin recognition signals in adult faces. Vision Research, 49(1): 38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2008.09.025 [abstract»»]
  17. FG Smith, LM DeBruine, BC Jones, DB Krupp, LLM Welling & CA Conway (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. FG Smith, BC Jones, AC Little, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, J Vukovic & CA Conway (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. FG Smith, BC Jones, LM DeBruine & AC Little (2009). Interactions between masculinity-femininity and apparent health in face preferences. Behavioral Ecology, 20(2): 441-445. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arn141 [abstract»»]
  20. FG Smith, BC Jones, LLM Welling, AC Little, J Vukovic, JC Main & LM DeBruine (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. J Vukovic, DR Feinberg, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, AC Little & FG Smith (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. LLM Welling, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little & FG Smith (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. LLM Welling, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, DR Feinberg, AC Little & EAS Al-Dujaili (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. BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little, CA Conway, LLM Welling & FG Smith (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. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, CD Watkins, SC Roberts, AC Little, FG Smith & M Quist (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. M Quist, CD Watkins, FG Smith, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. FG Smith, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (2011). Individual differences in empathizing and systemizing predict variation in face preferences. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
  4. J Vukovic, BC Jones, DR Feinberg, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, LLM Welling & AC Little (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. CD Watkins, M Quist, FG Smith, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. FG Smith, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, J Vukovic, JC Main & AC Little (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. LLM Welling, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, DR Feinberg, AC Little & EAS Al-Dujaili (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. J Vukovic, DR Feinberg, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, AC Little & FG Smith (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. LM DeBruine, FG Smith, BC Jones & SC Roberts (2007). Kin Recognition Signals in Adult Faces. Face Recognition Research Seminar in Aberdeen, UK. April 2007. [abstract»»]
  13. LM DeBruine, FG Smith, BC Jones, SC Roberts & M Petrie (2007). Kin Recognition Signals in Adult Faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Williamsburg, VA, USA. May 2007. [abstract»»]
  14. FG Smith, LM DeBruine, BC Jones, DB Krupp, CA Conway & LLM Welling (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) LM DeBruine, BC Jones, CD Watkins, SC Roberts, AC Little, FG Smith & M Quist (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) M Quist, CD Watkins, FG Smith, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to womenís dominance. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Giessen, Germany. March 2011.
  4. M Quist, CD Watkins, FG Smith, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (2011). Facial masculinity is a cue to womenís dominance. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Montpellier, France. June 2011.
  5. (867 kB) CD Watkins, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, BC Jones, J Vukovic & PJ Fraccaro (2011). Like Father, Like Self. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Giessen, Germany. March 2011. [abstract»»]
  6. 2010

  7. PJ Fraccaro, BC Jones, J Vukovic, FG Smith, CD Watkins, DR Feinberg, AC Little & LM DeBruine (2010). Women's voice pitch changes when viewing attractive men. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Eugene, Oregon. June 2010. [abstract»»]
  8. CD Watkins, PJ Fraccaro, FG Smith, J Vukovic, DR Feinberg, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. CD Watkins, LM DeBruine, FG Smith, BC Jones, J Vukovic & PJ Fraccaro (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) FG Smith, LM DeBruine, BC Jones, LLM Welling, J Vukovic & JC Main (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. FG Smith, BC Jones, AC Little, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, J Vukovic & CA Conway (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) FG Smith, LM DeBruine, DB Krupp, CA Conway & LLM Welling (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) FG Smith, LM DeBruine, BC Jones, DB Krupp, CA Conway & LLM Welling (2006). Own attractiveness affects strategies in an economic game. BPS Scottish Branch Conference in Perth, UK. November 2006. [abstract»»]

Invited Talks

    2007

  1. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, AC Little, PEG Bestelmeyer, FG Smith, CA Conway & E Drane (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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