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*This research is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD Grant #HD021332.

2012

Principe, C. P., & Langlois, J. H. (in press). Children and adults use attractiveness as a social cue in real people and avatars. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Principe, C. P., & Langlois, J. H. (2012). Shifting the prototype: Experience with faces influences affective and attractiveness preferences. Social Cognition, 30(1), 109-120. doi: 10.1521/soco.2012.30.1.109. PDF Version (488K)

Principe, C. P., Rosen, L. H., Taylor-Partridge, T. & Langlois, J. H. (2012). Attractiveness differences between twins predicts evaluations of self and co-twin. Self and Identity. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2012.655895. PDF Version (304K)

Rosen, L. H., Principe, C. P., & Langlois, J. H. (in press). Feedback seeking in early adolescence: Self-enhancement or self-verification? The Journal of Early Adolescence.

2011

Principe, C. P. & Langlois, J. H. (2011). Faces differing in attractiveness elicit corresponding affective responses. Cognition and Emotion, 25(1), 140-148. doi: 10.1080/02699931003612098

2008

Rennels, J. L., Bronstad, P. M., & Langlois, J. H., (2008). Are attractive men's faces masculine or feminine? The importance of type of facial stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(4), 884-893. PDF Version (156K)

Bronstad, P. M., Langlois, J. H. & Russel, R. (2008). Computational models of facial attractiveness judgments. Perception, 37 126-142. PDF Version (408K)

2006

Ramsey-Rennels, J.L., & Langlois, J. H. (2006). Infants' differential processing of female and male faces. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15(2), 59-62. PDF Version (64K)

Griffin, A. M. & Langlois, J. H. (2006). Stereotype directionality and attractiveness stereotyping: Is beauty good or is ugly bad? Social Cognition, 24(2), 212-246. PDF Version (216K)

2005 to 2000

Ramsey, J. L., Langlois, J. H., & Marti, N.C. (2005). Infant categorization of faces: Ladies first. Developmental Review, 25, 212-246. PDF Version (581K)

Ramsey, J. L., Langlois, J. H., Hoss, R. A., Rubenstein, A. J., & Griffin, A. (2004). Origins of a Stereotype: Categorization of Facial Attractiveness by 6-Month-Old Infants. Developmental Science, 7, 201-211. PDF Version (116K) © Blackwell Publishing.

Hoss, R. A., Ramsey, J. L., Griffin, A. M., & Langlois, J. H., (2004). The role of facial attractiveness and facial masculinity/femininity in sex classification of faces. Perception, 34, 1459-1474. PDF Version (496K)

Hoss, R. A., & Langlois, J. H. (2003). Infants prefer attractive faces. In O. Pascalis & A. Slater (Eds.), The development of face processing in infancy and early childhood: Current perspectives (pp. 27-38). New York: Nova Science Publishers. PDF Version (382K)

Ramsey, J.L., & Langlois, J.H. (2002). How infants perceive faces. In M. Lewis & A. Slater (Eds.), Introduction to Infant Development. Oxford University Press.

Rubenstein, A.J., Langlois, J.H., & Roggman, L.A. (2002). What makes a face attractive and why: The role of averageness in defining facial beauty. In G. Rhodes & L.A. Zebrowitz (Eds.), Facial attractiveness: Evolutionary, cognitive, and social perspectives. Ablex: Westport, CT. PDF Version (9.5 MB) © Ablex.

Ramsey, J. L., & Langlois, J. H. (2002). Effects of the "beauty is good" stereotype on children's information processing. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 81, 320-340. PDF Version (148K) © Elsevier.

Langlois, J. H., Kalakanis, L., Rubenstein, A. J., Larson, A., Hallam, M., & Smoot, M. (2000). Maxims or myths of beauty? A meta-analytic and theoretical review. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 390-423. PDF Version (2.2 MB) © American Psychological Association.

1999 and Earlier

Rubenstein, A.J., Kalakanis, L., & Langlois, J. H. (1999). Infant preferences for attractive faces: A cognitive explanation. Developmental Psychology, 35, 848-855. PDF Version (1.4 MB) © American Psychological Association.

The Science of the Face (1998). Scottish National Portrait Gallery, March-August, 1998, Edinburgh. Abstracted in The Psychologist, 11, 120-125.

Kalick, S.M., Zebrowitz, L.A., Langlois, J. H., & Johnson, R. M. (1998). Does human facial attractiveness honestly advertise health? Longitudinal data on an evolutionary question. Psychological Science, 9, 8-13. PDF Version (52K) © American Psychological Society.

Langlois, J.H. (1996). The question of beauty. Discovery, 14, 7-12.

Langlois, J.H., & Musselman, L. (1995). The myths and mysteries of beauty. In D.R. Calhoun (Ed.), 1996 Yearbook of Science and the Future (pp. 40-61). Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

Langlois, J.H. (1995). The origins and functions of appearance-based stereotypes: Theoretical and applied implications (pp. 22-47). In R. Eder, (Ed.), Craniofacial anomalies: Psychological Perspectives. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Langlois, J. H., Ritter, J. M., Casey, R. J., & Sawin, D. B. (1995). Infant attractiveness predicts maternal behaviors and attitudes. Developmental Psychology, 31, 464-472. PDF Version (1.3 MB) © American Psychological Association.

Langlois, J. H., Roggman, L. A., & Musselman, L. (1994). What is average and what is not average about attractive faces? Psychological Science, 5, 214-220. PDF Version (692K) © American Psychological Society.

Langlois, J. H., Roggman, L. A., Musselman, L., & Acton, S. (1991). A picture is worth a thousand words: Reply to "On the difficulty of averaging faces." Psychological Science, 2, 354-357.

Ritter, J.M., Casey, R.J., & Langlois, J.H. (1991). Adults' responses to infants varying in appearance of age and attractiveness. Child Development, 62, 68-82.

Langlois, J. H., Ritter, J. M., Roggman, L.A., & Vaughn, L.S. (1991). Facial diversity and infant preferences for attractive faces. Developmental Psychology, 27, 79-84. PDF Version (600K) © American Psychological Association.

Langlois, J. H., & Roggman, L. A. (1990). Attractive faces are only average. Psychological Science, 1, 115-121. PDF Version (892K) © American Psychological Society.

Langlois, J. H., Roggman, L. A., Rieser-Danner, L.A. (1990). Infants' differential social responses to attractive and unattractive faces. Developmental Psychology, 26, 153-159. PDF Version (860K) © American Psychological Association.

Ritter, J. M., & Langlois, J. H. (1988). The role of physical attractiveness in the observation of adult-child interactions: Eye of the beholder or behavioral reality? Developmental Psychology, 24, 254-263.

Rieser-Danner, L. A., Roggman, L. A., & Langlois, J. H. (1987). Infant attractiveness and perceived temperament in the prediction of attachment classifications. Infant Mental Health Journal, 8, 144-155.

Langlois, J. H., Roggman, L. A., Casey, R. J., Ritter, J. M., Rieser-Danner, L. A., & Jenkins, V.Y. (1987). Infant preferences for attractive faces: Rudiments of a stereotype? Developmental Psychology, 23, 363-369.

Langlois, J.H. (1986). From the eye of the beholder to behavioral reality: The development of social behaviors and social relations as a function of physical appearance. In C.P. Herman, M.P. Zanna, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.), Physical appearance, stigma, and social behavior: The Ontario symposium on Personality and Social Psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Stephan, C. W., & Langlois, J. H. (1984). Baby beautiful: Adult attributions of infant competence as a function of infant attractiveness. Child Development, 55, 576-585.

Vaughn, B. E., & Langlois, J. H. (1983). Physical attractiveness as a correlate of peer status and social competence in preschool children. Developmental Psychology, 19, 561-567.

Langlois, J.H., & Stephan, C. (1981). Beauty and the beast: The role of physical attractiveness in the development of peer relations and social behavior. In S.S. Brehm, S.M. Kass, & F.X. Gibbons (Eds.), Developmental Social Psychology: Theory and Research (pp. 152-168). New York: Oxford University Press.

Stephan, C. W., & Langlois, J. H. (1980). Physical attractiveness and ethnicity: Implications for stereotyping and social development. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 137, 303-304.

Langlois, J. H., & Styczynski, L. E. (1979). The effects of physical attractiveness on the behavioral attributions and peer preferences of acquainted children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2, 325-341.

Langlois, J. H., & Downs, A. C. (1979). Peer relations as a function of physical attractiveness: The eye of the beholder or behavioral reality? Child Development, 50, 409-418.

Langlois, J. H. & Stephan, C. (1977). The effects of physical attractiveness and ethnicity on children's behavioral attributions and peer preferences. Child Development, 48, 1694-1698.

Styczynski, L. E., & Langlois, J. H. (1977). The effects of familiarity on behavioral stereotypes associated with physical attractiveness in young children. Child Development, 48, 1137-1141.






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