Lisa Welling (2008, PhD) Individual differences in face preferences

Lisa Welling

I completed my PhD in 2008 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Face Research Lab for a further year. My PhD was funded by the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and my postdoctoral position was funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). My research investigated the hormonal and psychological factors that predict variation in face preferences. When I left the Face Research Lab, I had published five first-authored papers, which secured me a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Penn State University. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Oakland University, where I run the Welling Research Lab.

Scientific Journal Articles

    2017

  1. Welling LLM, Bestelmeyer PEG, Jones BC, DeBruine LM & Allan K (2017). Effects of sexually dimorphic shape cues on neurophysiological correlates of womenís face processing. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s40750-017-0072-1 [abstract»»]
  2. 2013

  3. Jones BC, Fincher CL, Welling LLM, Little AC, Feinberg DR, Watkins CD, Al-Dujaili EAS & DeBruine LM (2013). Salivary cortisol and pathogen disgust predict menís preferences for feminine shape cues in womenís faces. Biological Psychology, 92(2): 233-240. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.11.014 [abstract»»]
  4. Tinlin RM, Watkins CD, Welling LLM, DeBruine LM, Al-Dujaili EAS & Jones BC (2013). Perceived facial adiposity conveys information about womenís health. British Journal of Psychology, 104(2): 235-248. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.2012.02117.x [abstract»»]
  5. Welling LLM, Singh K, Puts DA, Jones BC & Burriss RP (2013). Self-reported sexual desire in homosexual men and women predicts preferences for sexually dimorphic facial cues. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(5): 785-791. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-0059-8 [abstract»»]
  6. 2011

  7. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Little AC, Crawford JR & Welling LLM (2011). Further evidence for regional variation in women's masculinity preferences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 278(1707): 813-814. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2200 [abstract»»]
  8. Jones BC, Little AC, Watkins CD, Welling LLM & DeBruine LM (2011). Reported sexual desire predicts men's preferences for sexually dimorphic cues in womenís faces. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(6): 1281-1285. doi: 10.1007/s10508-010-9721-1 [abstract»»]
  9. 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»»]
  10. 2010

  11. Bestelmeyer PEG, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC & Welling LLM (2010). Face aftereffects demonstrate interdependent processing of expressions and the invariant characteristics of sex and race. Visual Cognition, 18(2): 255-274. doi: 10.1080/13506280802708024 [abstract»»]
  12. DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Jones BC & Little AC (2010). Opposite effects of visual versus imagined presentation of faces on subsequent sex perception. Visual Cognition, 18(6): 816-828. doi: 10.1080/13506281003691357 [abstract»»]
  13. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Crawford JR, Welling LLM & Little AC (2010). The health of a nation predicts their mate preferences: Cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for masculinized male faces. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 277(1692): 2405-2410. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2184 [abstract»»]
  14. Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Main JC, Little AC, Welling LLM, Feinberg DR & Tiddeman BP (2010). Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 277: 617-624. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1575 [abstract»»]
  15. Jones BC, Main JC, DeBruine LM, Little AC & Welling LLM (2010). Reading the look of love: Sexually dimorphic cues in opposite-sex faces influence gaze-categorization. Psychological Science, 21(6): 796-798. doi: 10.1177/0956797610370756 [abstract»»]
  16. 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»»]
  17. 2009

  18. 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»»]
  19. 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»»]
  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. Vukovic J, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Feinberg DR & Welling LLM (2009). Circum-menopausal changes in women's face preferences. Biology Letters, 5(1): 62-64. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0478 [abstract»»]
  22. Welling LLM, DeBruine LM, Little AC & Jones BC (2009). Extraversion predicts individual differences in women's face preferences. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(8): 996-998. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.030 [abstract»»]
  23. Welling LLM, Jones BC, Bestelmeyer PEG, DeBruine LM, Little AC & Conway CA (2009). View-contingent aftereffects suggest joint coding of face shape and view. Perception, 38: 133-141. doi: 10.1068/p5656 [abstract»»]
  24. 2008

  25. Bestelmeyer PEG, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Perrett DI, Schneider A, Welling LLM & Conway CA (2008). Sex-contingent face aftereffects depend on perceptual category rather than structural encoding. Cognition, 107(1): 353-365. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2007.07.018 [abstract»»]
  26. Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Hay J, Welling LLM, Perrett DI & Feinberg DR (2008). Integrating physical and social cues when forming face preferences: Differences among low and high anxiety individuals. Social Neuroscience, 3(1): 89-95. doi: 10.1080/17470910701676145 [abstract»»]
  27. 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»»]
  28. 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»»]
  29. 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»»]
  30. Welling LLM, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2008). Sex drive is positively associated with women's preferences for sexual dimorphism in men's and women's faces. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(1): 161-170. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.07.026 [abstract»»]
  31. 2007

  32. Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp M & Al-Dujaili EAS (2007). Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised. Hormones and Behavior, 51(2): 202-206. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.10.002 [abstract»»]
  33. 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»»]
  34. Welling LLM, Conway CA, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2007). Perceived vulnerability to disease predicts variation in preferences for apparent health in faces. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 5: 131-139. doi: 10.1556/JEP.2007.1012 [abstract»»]
  35. Welling LLM, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Conway CA, Law Smith MJ, Little AC, Feinberg DR, Sharp M & Al-Dujaili EAS (2007). Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces. Hormones and Behavior, 52(2): 156-161. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.01.010 [abstract»»]
  36. 2006

  37. Buckingham G, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Welling LLM, Conway CA, Tiddeman BP & Jones BC (2006). Visual adaptation to masculine and feminine faces influences generalized preferences and perceptions of trustworthiness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27(5): 381-389. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2006.03.001 [abstract»»]

Published Abstracts

    2006

  1. Jones BC, Bestelmeyer PEG, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Schneider A, Welling LLM & Conway CA (2006). Face aftereffects reveal interdependent processing of expressions and sex. Perception, 35: 211-212.
  2. Welling LLM, DeBruine LM, Bestelmeyer PEG, Little AC & Jones BC (2006). Inducing opposite aftereffects for 3/4 and front views of faces. Perception, 35: 208.

Conference Presentations

    2011

  1. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Little AC, Crawford JR & Welling LLM (2011). Regional variation in womenís masculinity preferences. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Giessen, Germany. March 2011.
  2. 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.
  3. 2010

  4. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Crawford JR, Welling LLM & Little AC (2010). The health of a nation predicts their mate preferences: Cross-cultural variation in womenís preferences for masculine men. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Wroclaw, Poland. March 2010. [abstract»»]
  5. Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Main JC, Little AC, Welling LLM, Feinberg DR & Tiddeman BP (2010). Facial cues of dominance modulate reflexive gaze-following in human observers. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Wroclaw, Poland. March 2010. [abstract»»]
  6. 2009

  7. Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Main JC, Little AC, Welling LLM & Feinberg DR (2009). Facial cues of dominance modulate reflexive gaze-cuing in human observers. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Fullerton, CA, USA. May 2009. [abstract»»]
  8. 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»»]
  9. Vukovic J, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Feinberg DR & Welling LLM (2009). Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgments of facial attractiveness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Fullerton, CA, USA. May 2009.
  10. 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»»]
  11. 2008

  12. 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»»]
  13. Welling LLM, Jones BC & DeBruine LM (2008). Sex drive is positively associated with women's preferences for sexual dimorphism in men's and women's faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Kyoto University, Japan. June 2008. [abstract»»]
  14. 2007

  15. 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»»]
  16. Welling LLM, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Conway CA, Law Smith MJ, Little AC, Feinberg DR, Sharp M & Al-Dujaili EAS (2007). Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Williamsburg, VA, USA. May 2007. [abstract»»]
  17. 2006

  18. Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp M & Al-Dujaili EAS (2006). Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised. BPS Scottish Branch Conference in Perth, UK. November 2006.
  19. DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Perrett DI, Welling LLM, Conway CA & Little AC (2006). Preferences for self-resembling faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Philadelphia, PA USA. June 2006. [abstract»»]
  20. Jones BC, Bestelmeyer PEG, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Conway CA, Welling LLM, Feinberg DR & Schneider A (2006). Integrating physical and social signals when forming face preferences. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Philadelphia, PA USA. June 2006. [abstract»»]
  21. Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Bestelmeyer PEG, Little AC, Welling LLM & Conway CA (2006). Sex-contingent face aftereffects depend on perceptual category rather than structural encoding. Scottish Perception Group in University of Stirling, Stirling, UK. December 2006.
  22. 2005

  23. Houlihan M, Fraser I & Welling LLM (2005). Face Perception and Event-related Potentials. Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 2005. [abstract»»]
  24. 2004

  25. Welling LLM (2004). Differences in Movement Time Between Extroverts and Introverts using the Lateralized Readiness Potential as a Measure. Atlantic Provinces Interdisciplinary Council of the Sciences Conference in Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada. June 2004.

Posters

    2012

  1. (591 kB) Tinlin RM, Watkins CD, Welling LLM, DeBruine LM, Al-Dujaili EAS & Jones BC (2012). Perceived facial adiposity conveys information about women's health. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico. June 2012. [abstract»»]
  2. 2009

  3. (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»»]
  4. (273 kB) Vukovic J, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Feinberg DR & Welling LLM (2009). Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgements of facial attractiveness. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in St Andrews, Scotland. April 2009. [abstract»»]
  5. 2008

  6. 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»»]
  7. 2007

  8. (141 kB) Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp M & Al-Dujaili EAS (2007). Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in London School of Economics, UK. March 2007. [abstract»»]
  9. (312 kB) Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp M & Al-Dujaili EAS (2007). Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Williamsburg, VA, USA. May 2007. [abstract»»]
  10. (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»»]
  11. (502 kB) Welling LLM, Conway CA, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2007). Perceived vulnerability to disease is positively related to the strength of preferences for apparent health in faces. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in London School of Economics, UK. March 2007.
  12. 2006

  13. (801 kB) Buckingham G, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Welling LLM, Conway CA, Tiddeman BP & Jones BC (2006). Visual adaptation to masculine and feminine faces influences generalized preferences and perceptions of trustworthiness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Philadelphia, PA USA. June 2006. [abstract»»]
  14. (751 kB) Jones BC, Bestelmeyer PEG, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Schneider A, Welling LLM & Conway CA (2006). Face aftereffects reveal interdependent processing of expressions and sex. European Conference on Visual Perception in St Petersburg, Russia. August 2006. [abstract»»]
  15. (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»»]
  16. (642 kB) Welling LLM, DeBruine LM, Bestelmeyer PEG, Little AC & Jones BC (2006). Inducing opposite aftereffects for 3/4 and front views of faces. European Conference on Visual Perception in St Petersburg, Russia. August 2006. [abstract»»]
  17. (609 kB) Welling LLM, Conway CA, DeBruine LM & Jones BC (2006). Perceived vulnerability to disease is positively related to the strength of preferences for apparent health in faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Philadelphia, PA USA. June 2006. [abstract»»]

Invited Talks

    2010

  1. Jones BC, Welling LLM & DeBruine LM (2010). Testosterone and face preferences. in .. [abstract»»]

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