Department of Psychology

Dr Anthony Little

Reader in psychology with expertise in face perception, social cognition, and evolutionary approaches to understanding behaviour.

ReaderBSc, MSc, PhD

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PhD Supervision
  • Louise Heron
  • Bruna Nascimento


I started studying faces as an undergraduate at the University of Durham where I examined the accuracy of personality judgements to faces from an evolutionary perspective. I continued my fascination with faces during an MSc at the University of Stirling and a PhD at the University of St Andrews supervised by David Perrett where I worked on evolutionary approaches to judgements of facial attractiveness and sexual selection. I lectured for 2 years at the University of Liverpool in the school of biological sciences (2004-2007) where I taught biological and evolutionary psychology before being awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellow in 2005. I held a Royal Society University Research Fellow (2005-2013) at the University of Stirling in the School of Natural Science (2007-2016). I am currently a reader in Department of Psychology at the University of Bath.

Research interests

  • Face perception
  • Social cognition
  • Mate preferences
  • Evolutionary approaches
  • Adaptation


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