Ian Stephen

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20092021

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Biography

Since completing my PhD, I have conducted research and teaching in the UK, Malaysia and Australia, and my service roles focus on the internationalisation of research, the curriculum and the student body, and on human research ethics. I am a perceptual and evolutionary psychologist with a particular interest in person perception, and my teaching interests are in research methods, perception and evolutionary psychology.

Research interests

My research interests centre on person perception, which I currently approach from three different angles:

  • How is our underlying physiology and psychology reflected in our faces and bodies, how do we extract that information extracted by observers, and how accurate are the judgements we form by looking at people?
  • What are the perceptual mechanisms underpinning why some people see an inaccurate picture of their own body size and shape when they look in the mirror?
  • How does person perception differ cross-culturally?

Teaching

I currently convene the following units:

  • PSYU3351 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYCH4439/PSYM7739 Evolution of Social, Sexual and Emotional Behaviour

I currently teach on the following units:

  • PSYU1105 Introduction to Psychology 2
  • PSYU3342 Perception 2
  • PSYU3350 The Psychology of Human Relationships

I have also previously taught Statistical Methods and Social Psychology.

Research student supervision

2020-

Thea House

Body misperception and attention

Primary

PhD

2019-

Eva Tzschaschel

Posture, self-esteem and attractiveness

Primary

PhD

2014-2019

Wong Hoo Keat

The own-race bias in Malaysian face perception

Associate

PhD

2014-

Thaatsha Sivananthan

Cognitive mechanisms of face perception

Associate

PhD

2012-2016

Yvonne Teoh

Inferring surroundings from facial expressions

Associate

PhD

2011-2016

Lee Ai-Suan

The role of language and culture in face and scene processing and description strategies

Primary

PhD

2011-2015

Tan Kok Wei

Facial skin condition, health and perception in Malaysian Chinese

Primary

PhD

2010-2014

Chrystalle Tan

Face processing in Malaysian Chinese adults

Co

PhD

2019-2020Jessica LedgerBody size misperception and social comparisonsAssociateMRes

2019-2020

Thea House

Body image misperception and attention

Primary

MRes

2018-

Supreet Saluja

The evolution of tactile aspects of disgust

Associate

MRes

2018

Eva Tzschaschel

Posture, self-esteem and attractiveness

Primary

MRes

2017-2018

Joe Antar

Facial cues to sociosexuality

Primary

MRes

2017

Andrejs Enriques

Kin recognition and altruism

Primary

MRes

2014

Robyn Ordman

Detection thresholds for BMI and body composition

Associate

MRes

2020-Tiarani DixonPredicting body dissatisfaction from body shapePrimaryMClinPsy
2019Victoria CrinitiPerceived-ideal body size discrepancy and body dissatisfactionPrimaryBPsych Hons
2019Erin WoolnoughEffect of body size on perceived status and attractiveness of womenPrimaryBPsych Hons

2019

Adrian Cuerva

Dominance and attractiveness of muscularity

Primary

BPsych Hons

2017

Zoe Powell

Body shape correlates of body dissatisfaction

Primary

BPsych Hons

2017

Lewis Gould-Fensom

Cross and contingent adaptation to race in body size aftereffects

Primary

BPsych Hons

2016

Darby Salter

Directional imbalances in interracial relationships: the role of sex typicality

Primary

BPsych Hons

2016

Katie Hunter

Attention, body adaptation and body dissatisfaction

Primary

BPsych Hons

2015

Mary-Ellen Brierley

The effect of body fat and muscle mass on apparent health and attractiveness of bodies

Primary

BPsych Hons

2015

Chloe Bickersteth

The effect of attention on body size misperception

Primary

BPsych Hons

2014

Anusha Rajeswaran

Attachment and emotion recognition

Primary

BPsych Hons

2014

Holly Rogers

Influence of body composition on perception of body health and attractiveness

Primary

BPsych Hons

2013-2014

Wong Hoo Keat

The impact of eyetracking on eye movements

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2013-2014

Tan Wei Jeen

Modelling health in faces and bodies

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2013-2014

Aishath Ahmad

Detecting deception in faces

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2013-2014

Andy Teng

Emotional contagion or empathising? Investigating the transfer of emotions

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2013-2014

Anselm Chan

Does the perception of body image influence exercise behaviour?

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2012-2013

Chong Huey Tyan

Attention in deception detection

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2012-2013

Vivian Hiew

Modelling health in faces

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2011-2012

Kathleen Kang

Does the perception of body image influence exercise behaviour?

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2011-2012

Yvonne Teoh

Identifying Genuine and Masked Emotions in Dynamic Facial Expressions

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2011-2012

Treshi Perera

Judging the difference between health and attractiveness: Does media influence the judgements made by males and females?

Primary

BSc (Hons)

2009-2010

Angela McKeegan

Lip colour contrast affects perceptions of attractiveness and sexual dimorphism

Associate

BSc (Hons)

 

Research engagement

My research has been widely reported in the media. For example:

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of St Andrews

Biological Anthropology, MPhil, University of Cambridge

Human Sciences, BSc (Hons), University College London

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  • To which world regions does the valence–dominance model of social perception apply?

    Jones, B. C., DeBruine, L. M., Flake, J. K., Liuzza, M. T., Antfolk, J., Arinze, N. C., Ndukaihe, I. L. G., Bloxsom, N. G., Lewis, S. C., Foroni, F., Willis, M. L., Cubillas, C. P., Vadillo, M. A., Turiegano, E., Gilead, M., Simchon, A., Saribay, S. A., Owsley, N. C., Jang, C., Mburu, G. & 221 others, Calvillo, D. P., Wlodarczyk, A., Qi, Y., Ariyabuddhiphongs, K., Jarukasemthawee, S., Manley, H., Suavansri, P., Taephant, N., Stolier, R. M., Evans, T. R., Bonick, J., Lindemans, J. W., Ashworth, L. F., Hahn, A. C., Chevallier, C., Kapucu, A., Karaaslan, A., Leongómez, J. D., Sánchez, O. R., Valderrama, E., Vásquez-Amézquita, M., Hajdu, N., Aczel, B., Szecsi, P., Andreychik, M., Musser, E. D., Batres, C., Hu, C. P., Liu, Q-L., Legate, N., Vaughn, L. A., Barzykowski, K., Golik, K., Schmid, I., Stieger, S., Artner, R., Mues, C., Vanpaemel, W., Jiang, Z., Wu, Q., Marcu, G. M., Stephen, I. D., Lu, J. G., Philipp, M. C., Arnal, J. D., Hehman, E., Xie, S. Y., Chopik, W. J., Seehuus, M., Azouaghe, S., Belhaj, A., Elouafa, J., Wilson, J. P., Kruse, E., Papadatou-Pastou, M., De La Rosa-Gómez, A., Barba-Sánchez, A. E., González-Santoyo, I., Hsu, T., Kung, C. C., Wang, H. H., Freeman, J. B., Oh, D. W., Schei, V., Sverdrup, T. E., Levitan, C. A., Cook, C. L., Chandel, P., Kujur, P., Parganiha, A., Parveen, N., Pati, A. K., Pradhan, S., Singh, M. M., Pande, B., Bavolar, J., Kačmár, P., Zakharov, I., Álvarez-Solas, S., Baskin, E., Thirkettle, M., Schmidt, K., Christopherson, C. D., Leonis, T., Suchow, J. W., Olofsson, J. K., Jernsäther, T., Lee, A-S., Beaudry, J. L., Gogan, T. D., Oldmeadow, J. A., Balas, B., Stevens, L. M., Colloff, M. F., Flowe, H. D., Gülgöz, S., Brandt, M. J., Hoyer, K., Jaeger, B., Ren, D., Sleegers, W. W. A., Wissink, J., Kaminski, G., Floerke, V. A., Urry, H. L., Chen, S-C., Pfuhl, G., Vally, Z., Basnight-Brown, D. M., Jzerman, H. I., Sarda, E., Neyroud, L., Badidi, T., Van der Linden, N., Tan, C. B. Y., Kovic, V., Sampaio, W., Ferreira, P., Santos, D., Burin, D. I., Gardiner, G., Protzko, J., Schild, C., Ścigała, K. A., Zettler, I., O’Mara Kunz, E. M., Storage, D., Wagemans, F. M. A., Saunders, B., Sirota, M., Sloane, G. V., Lima, T. J. S., Uittenhove, K., Vergauwe, E., Jaworska, K., Stern, J., Ask, K., van Zyl, C. J. J., Körner, A., Weissgerber, S. C., Boudesseul, J., Ruiz-Dodobara, F., Ritchie, K. L., Michalak, N. M., Blake, K. R., White, D., Gordon-Finlayson, A. R., Anne, M., Janssen, S. M. J., Lee, K. M., Nielsen, T. K., Tamnes, C. K., Zickfeld, J. H., Rosa, A. D., Vianello, M., Kocsor, F., Kozma, L., Putz, Á., Tressoldi, P., Irrazabal, N., Chatard, A., Lins, S., Pinto, I. R., Lutz, J., Adamkovic, M., Babincak, P., Baník, G., Ropovik, I., Coetzee, V., Dixson, B. J. W., Ribeiro, G., Peters, K., Steffens, N. K., Tan, K. W., Thorstenson, C. A., Fernandez, A. M., Hsu, R. M. C. S., Valentova, J. V., Varella, M. A. C., Corral-Frías, N. S., Frías-Armenta, M., Hatami, J., Monajem, A., Sharifian, M. H., Frohlich, B., Lin, H., Inzlicht, M., Alaei, R., Rule, N. O., Lamm, C., Pronizius, E., Voracek, M., Olsen, J., Giolla, E. M., Akgoz, A., Özdoğru, A. A., Crawford, M. T., Bennett-Day, B., Koehn, M. A., Okan, C., Gill, T., Miller, J. K., Dunham, Y., Yang, X., Alper, S., Borras-Guevara, M. L., Cai, S. J., Tiantian, D., Danvers, A. F., Feinberg, D. R., Armstrong, M. M., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., McCarthy, R. J., Muñoz-Reyes, J. A., Polo, P., Shiramazu, V. K. M., Yan, W-J., Carvalho, L., Forscher, P. S., Chartier, C. R. & Coles, N. A., Jan 2021, In : Nature Human Behaviour. 5, 1, p. 159-169 13 p.

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  • Editorial: perceptions of people: cues to underlying physiology and psychology

    Sulikowski, D., Tan, K. W., Jones, A. L., Welling, L. L. M. & Stephen, I. D., 8 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, p. 1-2 2 p., 643.

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  • Looking at the figures: visual adaptation as a mechanism for body-size and -shape misperception

    Brooks, K. R., Mond, J., Mitchison, D., Stevenson, R. J., Challinor, K. L. & Stephen, I. D., 1 Jan 2020, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 15, 1, p. 133-149 17 p.

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  • Muscle and fat aftereffects and the role of gender: implications for body image disturbance

    Brooks, K. R., Keen, E., Sturman, D., Mond, J., Stevenson, R. J. & Stephen, I. D., Nov 2020, In : British Journal of Psychology. 111, 4, p. 742-761 20 p.

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  • The own-race bias for face recognition in a multiracial society

    Wong, H. K., Stephen, I. D. & Keeble, D. R. T., 6 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, p. 1-16 16 p., 208.

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