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Dr Ian David Stephen
First name:Ian
Middle name:David
Faculty:Faculty of Human Sciences
Department:Department of Psychology
Telephone number:+61-2-9850-8001
Discipline/Expertise:My research focuses on face perception, which I approach from two main angles. First, I am interested in the interaction between health and facial appearance. How does our health impact on the appearance of our faces and bodies, and how are these changes perceived by observers? Second, I am interested in the similarities and differences in face processing style between people from different ethnic groups and cultures. We know that people from different backgrounds look at faces in different ways, but to what extent does this reflect different cognitive processing styles?
Keywords:Psychology, Faces, Perception, Health, Attractiveness, Diet