Affiliation: University of St Andrews
- Attractive skin coloration: harnessing sexual selection to improve diet and healthRoss D Whitehead
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
Evol Psychol 10:842-54. 2012..We argue that the benefits to appearance may motivate individuals to improve their diet and that this line of appearance research reveals a potentially powerful strategy for motivating a healthy lifestyle...
- Appealing to vanity: could potential appearance improvement motivate fruit and vegetable consumption?Ross D Whitehead
Perception Lab, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK
Am J Public Health 102:207-11. 2012..This approach represents a novel direction for the field and is potentially suitable for cost-effective, population-level dissemination through the visual media...
- You are what you eat: within-subject increases in fruit and vegetable consumption confer beneficial skin-color changesRoss D Whitehead
School of Psychology, Perception Lab, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
PLoS ONE 7:e32988. 2012..This carotenoid-based coloration contributes beneficially to the appearance of health in humans and is held to be a sexually selected cue of condition in other species...
- Judging the health and attractiveness of female faces: is the most attractive level of facial adiposity also considered the healthiest?Vinet Coetzee
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Mary s Quad, South Street, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
Body Image 8:190-3. 2011..These findings are discussed in terms of the sociocultural portrayal of female body ideals and the preference for healthy individuals...