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Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Lecturer, Swansea University

I am interested in social and evolutionary perspectives of psychology, and have used these approaches to study topics related to face perception. My work has examined facial cues to personality, physical and mental health, and differences between men and women in terms of skin texture and colouration. I've also investigated the way cosmetics can change social perceptions and how they act on naturally occurring differences between men and women. My most recent projects have investigated body image and misconceptions of attractiveness ideals between men and women.

What our faces can tell other people about the state of our health

Jul 07, 2016 17:10 pm UTC| Science Health

Our facial appearance influences how we feel about ourselves and other peoples faces influence who we choose to approach or avoid and who wed like to form romantic relationships with. At a glance, a face reveals a wealth...

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Economy

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Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin prices recover but struggle to hold $6,500 mark, Bitcoin ABC unveils details of BCH hard fork in September – Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

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Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence falls sharply on pessimism over future financial, economic conditions

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Politics

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Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

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'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

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Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

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How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

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Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

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How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors

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Technology

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