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Research interests

I am broadly interested in perception, especially faces and the information we extract from them. My work covers aesthetics and mate preferences, social cognition, cognition, and individual differences.

Willing to supervise PhD

Any area relevant to my interests.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews


  • BF Psychology
  • Face perception
  • Evolution
  • Social Perception
  • Aesthetics
  • Attraction

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Masculinity Medicine & Life Sciences
Cues Medicine & Life Sciences
Sex Characteristics Medicine & Life Sciences
mating behavior Agriculture & Biology
Femininity Medicine & Life Sciences
Menstrual Cycle Medicine & Life Sciences
symmetry Earth & Environmental Sciences
sexual dimorphism Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2001 2018

Average ovarian hormone levels, rather than daily values and their fluctuations, are related to facial preferences among women

Marcinkowska, U. M., Kaminski, G., Little, A. C. & Jasienska, G. 1 Jun 2018 In : Hormones and Behavior. 102, p. 114-119 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Menstrual Cycle
2 Citations

No Compelling Evidence that Preferences for Facial Masculinity Track Changes in Women’s Hormonal Status

Jones, B. C., Hahn, A. C., Fisher, C. I., Wang, H., Kandrik, M., Han, C., Fasolt, V., Morrison, D., Lee, A. J., Holzleitner, I. J., O’Shea, K. J., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C. & DeBruine, L. M. 1 Jun 2018 In : Psychological Science. 29, 6, p. 996-1005 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Oral Contraceptives
Longitudinal Studies
Equipment and Supplies
Sexual Behavior

An evolutionary approach to accuracy in social perception

Little, A. C. Jan 2017 In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40, e8

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Social Perception
5 Citations

Are there vocal cues to human developmental stability? Relationships between facial fluctuating asymmetry and voice attractiveness

Hill, A. K., Cárdenas, R. A., Wheatley, J. R., Welling, L. L. M., Burriss, R. P., Claes, P., Apicella, C. L., McDaniel, M. A., Little, A. C., Shriver, M. D. & Puts, D. A. Mar 2017 In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 38, 2, p. 249-258

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Facial Asymmetry
developmental stability
fluctuating asymmetry