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How do we use appearance to form first impressions?

25 July 2016

How do we form first impressions of women and men?
This study aims to understand how and why we make judgments of other people based on appearance.


  • Age 18 and above

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Built Environment Human Research Ethics Advisory Panel at the University of New South Wales on December 9th 2015 (Reference Number: 155120)

About the researcher

This research is being undertaken by Dax Kellie and Professor Robert Brooks from the The Sex Lab at the University of New South Wales.
We study the evolutionary, ecological and economic facets of sex and mating. We work on guppies, crickets, mice and humans. Associated with the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC).

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