Claire Fisher (ERC Research Assistant) Do oral contraceptives alter women's mate preferences?

I received my PhD in 2017. My research focused on the relationship between women's mating strategy and their physical attractiveness.

Since graduating with a first-class degree in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen in 2012, I worked as a Research Assistant on Ben Jones' ERC-funded project (OCMATE) investigating the effects of endogenous and exogenous hormones on women's behaviours, social judgments and appearance. I am particularly interested in the hormonal correlates of women's makeup preferences.

Email: claire.fisher@glasgow.ac.uk

Scientific Journal Articles

    Preprint

  1. Han C, Wang H, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Kandrik M, Fasolt V, Morrison DK, Lee A, Holzleitner IJ, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (preprint). Cultural differences in preferences for facial coloration. PsyArXiv . doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/8ZAE5 [abstract»»]
  2. Holzleitner IJ, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Lee A, O'Shea KJ, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (preprint). Hormonal regulation of women′s prosocial, but not sexual, responses to kinship cues. BioRχiv . doi: 10.1101/192054 [abstract»»]
  3. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Wang H, Kandrik M & DeBruine LM (preprint). General sexual desire, but not desire for uncommitted sexual relationships, tracks changes in women's hormonal status. BioRχiv . doi: 10.1101/155788 [abstract»»]
  4. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Wang H, Kandrik M, Tybur JM & DeBruine LM (preprint). Hormonal correlates of pathogen disgust: Testing the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis. BioRχiv . doi: 10.1101/156430 [abstract»»]
  5. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Wang H, Kandrik M, Han C, Lee A, Holzleitner IJ & DeBruine LM (preprint). Within-Woman Hormone-Attractiveness Correlations Are Not Simply Byproducts Of Between-Women Hormone-Attractiveness Correlations. BioRχiv . doi: 10.1101/136515 [abstract»»]
  6. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Wang H, Kandrik M, Han C, Fasolt V, Morrison DK, Lee A, Holzleitner IJ, Roberts SC, Little AC & DeBruine LM (preprint). Women's Preferences For Facial Masculinity Are Not Related To Their Hormonal Status. BioRχiv . doi: 10.1101/136549 [abstract»»]
  7. 2017

  8. Han C, Kandrik M, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Feinberg DR, Holzleitner IJ, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2017). Interrelationships among menís threat potential, facial dominance, and vocal dominance. Evolutionary Psychology, 15(1): 1-4. doi: 10.1177/1474704917697332 [abstract»»]
  9. Kandrik M, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Wincenciak J, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2017). Are physiological and behavioral immune responses negatively correlated? Evidence from hormone-linked differences in men's face preferences. Hormones and Behavior, 87: 57-61. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.021 [abstract»»]
  10. Kandrik M, Hahn AC, Han C, Wincenciak J, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2017). Does the interaction between cortisol and testosterone predict menís facial attractiveness? Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 1-7. doi: 10.1007/s40750-017-0064-1 [abstract»»]
  11. 2016

  12. Fisher C, Hahn AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2016). Is womenís sociosexual orientation related to their physical attractiveness? Personality and Individual Differences, 101: 396-399. doi: doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.022 [abstract»»]
  13. Hahn AC, Fisher C, Cobey KD, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2016). A longitudinal analysis of womenís salivary testosterone and intrasexual competitiveness. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 64: 117-122. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.11.014 [abstract»»]
  14. Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2016). Sex-specificity in the reward value of facial attractiveness. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(4): 871-875. doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0509-1 [abstract»»]
  15. Han C, Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2016). Womenís facial attractiveness is related to their body mass index, but not their salivary cortisol. American Journal of Human Biology, 28: 352-355. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22792 [abstract»»]
  16. Kandrik M, Hahn AC, Wincenciak J, Fisher C, Pisanski K, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2016). Are Menís Perceptions of Sexually Dimorphic Vocal Characteristics Related to Their Testosterone Levels? PLoS One, 11(11): . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166855 [abstract»»]
  17. 2015

  18. Hahn AC, DeBruine LM, Fisher C & Jones BC (2015). The reward value of infant facial cuteness tracks within-subject changes in womenís salivary testosterone. Hormones and Behavior, 67: 54-59. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.11.010 [abstract»»]
  19. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Wincenciak J, Kandrik M, Roberts SC, Little AC & DeBruine LM (2015). Facial coloration tracks changes in womenís estradiol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56: 29-39. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.02.021 [abstract»»]
  20. Wincenciak J, Fincher CL, Fisher C, Hahn AC, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2015). Mate choice, mate preference, and biological markets: The relationship between partner choice and health preference is modulated by womenís own attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(4): 274-278. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.12.004 [abstract»»]
  21. Wolffhechel K, Hahn AC, Jarmer H, Fisher C, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2015). Testing the utility of a data-driven approach for assessing BMI from face images. PLoS One, 10: . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140347 [abstract»»]
  22. 2014

  23. Fisher C, Fincher CL, Hahn AC, Little AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Do assortative preferences contribute to assortative mating for adiposity? British Journal of Psychology, 105: 474-485. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12055 [abstract»»]
  24. Fisher C, Hahn AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Integrating shape cues of adiposity and color information when judging facial health and attractiveness. Perception, 43(6): 499-508. doi: 10.1068/p7728 [abstract»»]
  25. Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Sex ratio influences the motivational salience of facial attractiveness. Biology Letters, 10: 201401. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0148 [abstract»»]
  26. Pisanski K, Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM, Feinberg DR & Jones BC (2014). Changes in salivary estradiol predict changes in womenís preferences for vocal masculinity. Hormones and Behavior, 66(3): 493-497. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.07.006 [abstract»»]
  27. Wang H, Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Women's hormone levels modulate the motivational salience of facial attractiveness and sexual dimorphism. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50: 246-251. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.08.022 [abstract»»]
  28. 2013

  29. Fisher C, Fincher CL, Hahn AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2013). Individual differences in pathogen disgust predict menís, but not womenís, preferences for facial cues of weight. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(7): 860-863. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.015 [abstract»»]

Conference Presentations

    2017

  1. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Kandrik M, Wang H, Han C & DeBruine LM (2017). What does women's facial attractiveness cue? in "Signals in Evolutionary and Ecological Context" (Invited Podium Symposium). American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, LA, USA. April 2017. [abstract»»]
  2. 2016

  3. Holzleitner IJ, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Lee A, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2016). Hormone levels predict womenís response to self-resembling faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Vancouver, Canada. June 2016.
  4. 2015

  5. Hahn AC, Fisher C, Kandrik M, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2015). Womenís, but not menís, testosterone modulates the reward value of infant cuteness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Columbia, Missouri, USA. May 2015. [abstract»»]
  6. Jones BC, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Cobey KD & DeBruine LM (2015). A longitudinal analysis of womenís salivary testosterone and intrasexual competitiveness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Columbia, Missouri, USA. May 2015. [abstract»»]
  7. Kandrik M, Hahn AC, Wincenciak J, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2015). Menís testosterone and cortisol predict their preferences for healthy color cues in faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Columbia, Missouri, USA. May 2015. [abstract»»]
  8. 2014

  9. Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Womenís testosterone upregulates the reward value of infant cuteness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Natal, Brazil. July 2014. [abstract»»]
  10. 2013

  11. Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM, Sprengelmeyer RH, Perrett DI & Jones BC (2013). Oral contraceptive use and the motivational salience of infant cuteness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Miami, Florida, USA. July 2013. [abstract»»]

Posters

    2016

  1. Han C, Kandrik M, Hahn AC, Fisher C, Feinberg DR, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2016). Interrelationships among menís threat potential, facial dominance, and vocal dominance. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Vancouver, Canada. June 2016. [abstract»»]
  2. 2015

  3. Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2015). Sex ratio influences the motivational salience of facial attractiveness. 5th International Society for Human Ethology Summer Institute in Athens. May 2015. [abstract»»]
  4. Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2015). The reward value of infant facial cuteness tracks within-subject changes in womenís salivary testosterone. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Helsinki. March 2015.
  5. Han C, Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2015). The effects of simulated weight change on perceptions of facial attractiveness and health. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Columbia, Missouri, USA. May 2015. [abstract»»]
  6. 2014

  7. (694 kB) Fisher C, Fincher CL, Hahn AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Individual differences in pathogen disgust predict menís, but not womenís, preferences for facial cues of adiposity. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Bristol, UK. April 2014. [abstract»»]
  8. (215 kB) Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Individual differences in the motivational salience of infant facial cuteness. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Bristol, UK. April 2014. [abstract»»]
  9. (686 kB) Wang H, Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Hormonal modulation of the motivational salience of facial attractiveness. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Bristol, UK. April 2014. [abstract»»]
  10. (778 kB) Wang H, Hahn AC, Fisher C, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2014). Sex hormones modulate the motivational salience of facial attractiveness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Natal, Brazil. July 2014. [abstract»»]
  11. (287 kB) Wincenciak J, Fincher CL, Fisher C, Hahn AC, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2014). Own attractiveness moderates the relationship between face preference and mate choice. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Bristol, UK. April 2014. [abstract»»]
  12. 2013

  13. Fisher C, Fincher CL, Little AC, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2013). Assortative mating for weight is not due to assortative preferences. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 2013. [abstract»»]

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