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

    2013

  1. BC Jones, CL Fincher, LLM Welling, AC Little, DR Feinberg, CD Watkins, EAS Al-Dujaili & LM DeBruine (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»»]
  2. RM Tinlin, CD Watkins, LLM Welling, LM DeBruine, EAS Al-Dujaili & BC Jones (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»»]
  3. LLM Welling, K Singh, DA Puts, BC Jones & RP Burriss (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»»]
  4. 2011

  5. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, AC Little, JR Crawford & LLM Welling (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»»]
  6. BC Jones, AC Little, CD Watkins, LLM Welling & LM DeBruine (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»»]
  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. 2010

  9. PEG Bestelmeyer, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little & LLM Welling (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»»]
  10. LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, BC Jones & AC Little (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»»]
  11. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, JR Crawford, LLM Welling & AC Little (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»»]
  12. BC Jones, LM DeBruine, JC Main, AC Little, LLM Welling, DR Feinberg & BP Tiddeman (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»»]
  13. BC Jones, JC Main, LM DeBruine, AC Little & LLM Welling (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»»]
  14. 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»»]
  15. 2009

  16. 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»»]
  17. 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»»]
  18. 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»»]
  19. J Vukovic, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little, DR Feinberg & LLM Welling (2009). Circum-menopausal changes in women's face preferences. Biology Letters, 5(1): 62-64. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0478 [abstract»»]
  20. LLM Welling, LM DeBruine, AC Little & BC Jones (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»»]
  21. LLM Welling, BC Jones, PEG Bestelmeyer, LM DeBruine, AC Little & CA Conway (2009). View-contingent aftereffects suggest joint coding of face shape and view. Perception, 38: 133-141. doi: 10.1068/p5656 [abstract»»]
  22. 2008

  23. PEG Bestelmeyer, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little, DI Perrett, A Schneider, LLM Welling & CA Conway (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»»]
  24. CA Conway, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little, J Hay, LLM Welling, DI Perrett & DR Feinberg (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»»]
  25. 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»»]
  26. 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»»]
  27. 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»»]
  28. LLM Welling, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (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»»]
  29. 2007

  30. CA Conway, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, MJ Law Smith, DI Perrett, M Sharp & EAS Al-Dujaili (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»»]
  31. 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»»]
  32. LLM Welling, CA Conway, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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»»]
  33. LLM Welling, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, CA Conway, MJ Law Smith, AC Little, DR Feinberg, M Sharp & EAS Al-Dujaili (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»»]
  34. 2006

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

Conference Presentations

    2011

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

  4. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, JR Crawford, LLM Welling & AC Little (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. BC Jones, LM DeBruine, JC Main, AC Little, LLM Welling, DR Feinberg & BP Tiddeman (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. BC Jones, LM DeBruine, JC Main, AC Little, LLM Welling & DR Feinberg (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. 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»»]
  9. J Vukovic, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little, DR Feinberg & LLM Welling (2009). Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgments of facial attractiveness. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Fullerton, CA, USA. May 2009.
  10. 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»»]
  11. 2008

  12. 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»»]
  13. LLM Welling, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (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. 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»»]
  16. LLM Welling, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, CA Conway, MJ Law Smith, AC Little, DR Feinberg, M Sharp & EAS Al-Dujaili (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. CA Conway, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, MJ Law Smith, DI Perrett, M Sharp & EAS Al-Dujaili (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. LM DeBruine, BC Jones, DI Perrett, LLM Welling, CA Conway & AC Little (2006). Preferences for self-resembling faces. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Philadelphia, PA USA. June 2006. [abstract»»]
  20. BC Jones, PEG Bestelmeyer, LM DeBruine, AC Little, CA Conway, LLM Welling, DR Feinberg & A Schneider (2006). Integrating physical and social signals when forming face preferences. Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Philadelphia, PA USA. June 2006. [abstract»»]
  21. BC Jones, LM DeBruine, PEG Bestelmeyer, AC Little, LLM Welling & CA Conway (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. M Houlihan, I Fraser & LLM Welling (2005). Face Perception and Event-related Potentials. Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 2005. [abstract»»]
  24. 2004

  25. LLM Welling (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) RM Tinlin, CD Watkins, LLM Welling, LM DeBruine, EAS Al-Dujaili & BC Jones (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) 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»»]
  4. (273 kB) J Vukovic, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, AC Little, DR Feinberg & LLM Welling (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. 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»»]
  7. 2007

  8. (141 kB) CA Conway, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, MJ Law Smith, DI Perrett, M Sharp & EAS Al-Dujaili (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) CA Conway, BC Jones, LM DeBruine, LLM Welling, MJ Law Smith, DI Perrett, M Sharp & EAS Al-Dujaili (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) 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»»]
  11. (502 kB) LLM Welling, CA Conway, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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) G Buckingham, LM DeBruine, AC Little, LLM Welling, CA Conway, BP Tiddeman & BC Jones (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) BC Jones, PEG Bestelmeyer, LM DeBruine, AC Little, A Schneider, LLM Welling & CA Conway (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) 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»»]
  16. (642 kB) LLM Welling, LM DeBruine, PEG Bestelmeyer, AC Little & BC Jones (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) LLM Welling, CA Conway, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (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. BC Jones, LLM Welling & LM DeBruine (2010). Testosterone and face preferences. in .. [abstract»»]

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