Face matching accuracy for different conditions

Performance of typical and superior face recognisers on a novel interactive face matching procedure.

British Journal of Psychology Face matching with static images is error-prone. Interactive 3D viewing significantly enhances accuracy across ’typical’ and ‘superior’ recognizers. By providing structural facial details, this method supports better performance and is promising for forensic and security applications.

October 2021 · Harriet M. J. Smith, Sally Andrews, Thom S. Baguley, Melissa F. Colloff, Josh P. Davis, David White, James C. Rockey, Heather D. Flowe
Efficient unemployment rate in the United States, 1930–2022

Perpetrator pose reinstatement during a lineup test increases discrimination accuracy

Nature Scientific Reports In a study on eyewitness identification, matching the angle of perpetrator’s viewing during encoding and testing improved recall. The results underscore the encoding specificity principle and show individuals seek to match study and test environments to aid memory.

July 2021 · Melissa F. Colloff, Travis M. Seale-Carlisle, Nilda Karoğlu, James C. Rockey, Harriet M. J. Smith, Lisa Smith, John Maltby, Sergii Yaremenko, Heather D. Flowe
ROC plots for Interactive and Static Lineups

Active exploration of faces in police lineups increases discrimination accuracy for own-and other-race faces.

American Psychologist Eyewitness IDs can be flawed. We introduced an interactive lineup, allowing witnesses to view faces from multiple angles. Testing with 8,700+ participants, this method outperformed traditional static photo lineups in accuracy, irrespective of racial/ethnic differences.

May 2021 · Melissa F. Colloff, Heather D. Flowe, Harriet M. J. Smith, Travis M. Seale-Carlisle, Christian A. Meissner, James C. Rockey, Babita Pande, Pratibha Kujur, Noorshama Parveen, Priyanka Chandel, Margaret M. Singh, Sraddha Pradhan, Arti Parganiha
Fertility affects mate preferences

Women's behavioural engagement with a masculine male heightens during the fertile window: Evidence for the cycle shift hypothesis

Evolution and Human Behaviour Study suggests fertile women prefer masculine men, shown in a quiz-show experiment where host masculinity varied. Fertile women showed increased romantic attraction and faster responses to masculine hosts, supporting Gangestad and Thornhill’s hypothesis.

July 2012 · Heather D. Flowe, Elizabeth Swords, James C. Rockey