Iris Holzleitner (ERC Postdoc) How do humans recognise kin?

My recent research has focused on how 3D face shape can be quantified, visualised and manipulated to investigate how shape cues affect social perception. Within the ERC-funded project “How do humans recognise kin?”, I am working on a data-driven model of facial family resemblance to investigate how facial cues to kinship affect prosocial and sexual attitudes.

I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of St Andrews, under the supervision of Prof. Dave Perrett. During my undergraduate and master studies in Biology, I was working in the Human Behaviour Research Group at the University of Vienna.

Email: iris.holzleitner@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, 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»»]
  4. 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»»]
  5. 2017

  6. 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»»]

Conference Presentations

    2017

  1. DeBruine LM, Fasolt V, Markova N, Holzleitner IJ, Lee A, Jones BC & O'Shea KJ (2017). Perceived resemblance is affected by both actual and perceived kinship. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Boise, Idaho. May 2017. [abstract»»]
  2. Fasolt V, Holzleitner IJ, Lee A, O'Shea KJ, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2017). The Effect of Methodology in Third-Party Kin Recognition Research. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Boise, Idaho. May 2017. [abstract»»]
  3. Holzleitner IJ, Lee A, Fasolt V, O'Shea KJ, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2017). Testing the facial homogamy hypothesis in a 3D sample of UK romantic partners. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Boise, Idaho. May 2017.
  4. 2016

  5. 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.

Posters

    2017

  1. Fasolt V, Holzleitner IJ, Lee A, O'Shea KJ, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2017). Facial expression & 3rd Party Kin Recognition. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Paris, France. April 2017. [abstract»»]
  2. Fasolt V, Holzleitner IJ, Lee A, O'Shea KJ, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2017). Third Party Kin Recognition. 5th International Society for Human Ethology Summer Institute in Athens. May 2015. [abstract»»]
  3. O'Shea KJ, Holzleitner IJ, Fasolt V, Lee A, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2017). Do Kinship Cues Influence Prosocial Behavior in the Ultimatum Game? Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Boise, Idaho. May 2017. [abstract»»]

Non-Face Research Lab Publications

  1. Henderson, A. J., Holzleitner, I. J., Talamas, S. N., and Perrett, D. I. (2016). Perception of health from facial cues. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1693), 20150380. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0380)
  2. Holzleitner, I. J., and Perrett, D. I. (2016). Perception of strength from 3D faces is linked to facial cues of physique. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(3), pp. 217-229. (doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2015.11.004)
  3. Holzleitner, I. J., Hunter, D. W., Tiddeman, B. P., Seck, A., Re, D. E., and Perrett, D. J. (2014). Men's facial masculinity: when (body) size matters. Perception, 43(11), pp. 1191-1202. (doi:10.1068/p7673)
  4. Re, D.E., Holzleitner, I.J., Coetzee, V., Tiddeman, B.P., Xiao, D.-K., and Perrett, D.I. (2013). Wie viel Gewicht liegt im Gesicht?: Veränderungen der dreidimensionalen Gesichtsform = How much weight is in the face?: Perceptual thresholds for three-dimensional facial form changes associated with body weight. Journal für Ästhetische Chirurgie, 6(3), pp. 141-146. (doi:10.1007/s12631-013-0240-5)
  5. Oberzaucher, E., Katina, S., Schmehl, S.F., Holzleitner, I.J., Mehu-Blantar, I., and Grammer, K. (2012). The myth of hidden ovulation: Shape and texture changes in the face during the menstrual cycle. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 10(4), pp. 163-175. (doi:10.1556/JEP.10.2012.4.1)
  6. Re, D. E., Dzhelyova, M., Holzleitner, I. J., Tigue, C. C., Feinberg, D. R., and Perrett, D. I. (2012). Apparent height and body mass index influence perceived leadership ability in three-dimensional faces. Perception, 41(12), pp. 1477-1485. (doi:10.1068/p7342)
  7. Pflüger, L. S., Oberzaucher, E., Katina, S., Holzleitner, I. J., and Grammer, K. (2012). Cues to fertility: perceived attractiveness and facial shape predict reproductive success. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33(6), pp. 708-714. (doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2012.05.005)

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