Publications

Dr. Miriam Law Smith has published extensively in the area of social cognition, with over 35 published papers in scientific journals.  Miriam’s research has currently received over 2300 citations by other scientific papers.  See below for the full list of Miriam’s publications, and follow her research on ResearchGate.

Journal Papers

Deady DK, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EAS, Law Smith MJ, O’Carroll RE (under review) When the measurement of stress inadvertently acts as the stressor.

Hession CE, Law Smith MJ, Watterson D, Oxley N, Murphy BA (in press, 2018) Evaluation of an audio-visual approach to equine therapy for improvement of physical, behavioural, social and emotional parameters in children with developmental co-ordination disorder.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ (2015) Changing Male Preferences for Female Body Type in the US: An Adaptive Response to a Changing Socioeconomic Climate. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 5(13), 570-577.

Moore FR, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI (2014) Individual differences in preferences for cues to intelligence in the face: evidence for intelligence as a fitness indicator. Intelligence, 44C, 19-25.

Law Smith MJ, Houghton S, Montagne B, Gallagher L (2013) The Relationship between Facial Emotion Recognition Ability and Autism Spectrum Traits – An Investigation in a Sample of Adolescent Males with Autism Spectrum Conditions. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 6(5).

Law Smith MJ, Deady DK, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EAS (2013) Sex role orientation is associated with salivary testosterone levels in men. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 3, 518-521.

Law Smith MJ, Carrick S, Coughlan B (2012) Expression of anger in children with attention difficulties – Does symptomology relate to how anger is expressed? National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 6 (3), 13-14.

Law Smith MJ, Carrick S, Coughlan B (2012) An exploration into the experiences of parents of children with a diagnosis of ADHD – What is the impact of their child’s anger? National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 6 (3), 15-16.

Anney R, Klei L, Pinto D, …… Law Smith M, ……. et al. (137 authors) (2012). Individual common variants exert weak effects on the risk for autism spectrum disorders. Human Molecular Genetics. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds301

Law Smith MJ, Deady DK, Moore FR, Jones BC, Cornwell RE, Stirrat M, Lawson JF, Feinberg DR, Perrett DI (2012) Maternal tendencies in women are associated with oestrogen levels and facial femininity. Hormones and Behavior, 61, 12-16.

Moore FR, Al Dujaili EAS, Cornwell RE, Law Smith MJ, Lawson JF, Sharp M, Perrett DI (2011) Cues to sex and stress hormones in the human face: functions of glucocorticoids in the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis. Hormones and Behavior, 60(3), 269-274.

Moore FR, Law Smith MJ, Taylor V, Perrett DI (2011) Sexual dimorphism in the female face is a cue to health and social status but not age. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1068-1073.

Moore FR, Cornwell RE, Law Smith MJ, Al Dujaili EAS, Sharp M, Perrett DI (2011) Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in human male faces. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278, 774-780.

Law Smith MJ, Montagne B, Perrett DI, Gill M, Gallagher L (2010) Detecting subtle facial emotion recognition deficits in high-functioning Autism using dynamic stimuli of varying intensities. Neuropsychologia, 48(9), 277-281.

Deady DK, North NT, Allan D, Law Smith MJ, O’Carroll RE (2010) Examining the effect of spinal cord injury on emotional awareness, expressivity and memory for emotional material. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 15(4), 406-419.

Stephen ID, Coetzee V, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI (2009) Skin Blood Perfusion and Oxygenation Colour Affect Perceived Human Health. PLoS ONE 4(4), e5083.

Moore FR, Law Smith MJ, Cassidy C, Perrett DI (2009) Female reproductive strategy predicts preferences for sexual dimorphism in male faces. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7(3), 211-224.

Stephen ID, Law Smith MJ, Stirrat MR, Perrett DI (2009) Facial skin colouration affects perceived health of human faces. International Journal of Primatology, 30(6), 845-847.

Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Perrett DI, Little AC, Feinberg DR, Law Smith MJ (2008) Effects of menstrual cycle phase on face preferences. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 37(1), 78-84.

Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EAS (2007) Progesterone enhances salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion. Hormones & Behavior, 51, 202-206.

Welling LL, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Conway CA, Law Smith MJ, Little AC, Feinberg DR, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EA (2007) Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces. Hormones & Behavior, 52(2), 156-161.

Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Jones BC, Cornwell RE, Moore FR, Feinberg DR, Boothroyd LG, Durrani S, Stirrat MR, Whiten S, Pitman RM, Hillier SG. (2006) Facial appearance is a cue to oestrogen levels in women. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 273, 135-140.

Cornwell RE, Law Smith MJ, Boothroyd LG, Moore FR, Davis HP, Stirrat M, Tiddeman B, Perrett DI (2006) Reproductive strategy, sexual development and attraction to facial characteristics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 361(1476), 2143-2154.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EAS (2006) Maternal personality and reproductive ambition in women is associated with salivary testosterone levels. Biological Psychology, 71, 29-32.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ (2006) Height in women predicts maternal tendencies and career orientation. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 17-25.

Feinberg DR, Jones BC, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR, DeBruine LM, Cornwell RE, Hillier SG, Perrett DI. (2006) Menstrual cycle, trait oestrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice. Hormones and Behavior, 49, 215-222.

Moore, FR, Cassidy C, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI. (2006) The effects of female control of resources on sex differentiated mate preferences. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27(1), 193-205.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ, Kent JP, Dunbar RIM (2006) Priesthood as an adaptive strategy: Evidence from an historical Irish population. Human Nature, 17 (4), 393-404.

Law Smith M, Perrett D, Cornwell R, Jones B, Feinberg D, Moore F, Sharp M, Al-Dujaili E. (2005) Facial appearance signals stress hormone levels in adults. Psychology & Health, 20, 143-144.

Feinberg DR, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Moore FR, Law Smith MJ, Cornwell RE, Tiddeman BP, Perrett DI (2005) The voice and face of woman: one ornament that signals quality? Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(5), 398-408.

Jones BC, Little AC, Boothroyd L, DeBruine LM, Feinberg DR, Law Smith MJ, Cornwell RE, Moore FR, Perrett DI (2005) Women’s commitment to their romantic relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is raised. Hormones and Behavior, 48(3), 253-348.

Jones BC, Little AC, Boothroyd L, Feinberg DR, Cornwell RE, DeBruine LM, Roberts SC, Penton-Voak IS, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR, Davis HP, Perrett DI (2005) Women’s physical and psychological condition independently predict their preference for apparent health in faces. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26, 451-457.

Jones BC, Perrett DI, Little AC, Boothroyd L, Cornwell RE, Feinberg DR, Tiddeman BP, Whiten S, Pitman RW, Hillier SG, Burt DM, Stirrat MR, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR (2005) Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 272, 347–354.

Cornwell RE, Jones BC, Boothroyd LG, Feinberg DR, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR, DeBruine LM, Stirrat MR, Pitman R, Whiten S, Perrett DI. (2004) Hormones and preferences for pheromones and facial characteristics. Hormones & Behavior, 46(1), 129-130.

Gray NS, Law Smith MJ, Snowden RJ (2004) Active Inhibition (AI) and Latent Inhibition (LI) in schizotypy. Schizophrenia Research 67(1)S, 246-247.

 

Scientific Conference Presentations

Hession CE, Law Smith MJ, Watterson D, Oxley N, Murphy BA.  An Investigation into the Therapeutic Effects of Horse Riding on the Social, Emotional, Behavioural and Physical Development of Children with Dyspraxia.  15th International Congress of Horses in Education and Therapy (HETI). Aletheia University Danshui, Taiwan, June 22nd -25th 2015.

Law Smith MJ, Gallagher L, Montagne B, Houghton S.  How does facial emotion recognition ability relate to autism spectrum trait severity?  Poster: Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Sligo, Ireland, 6th – 9th November 2013.

Moore F, Law Smith M, Taylor V & Perrett D. Sexual dimorphism in the female face is a cue to health and social status. Poster: 23rd Annual Conference of the Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Montpellier, France, June 29th – July 3rd 2011.

Law Smith MJ, Carrick S, Coughlan B. Expression of Anger in Children with Attention Difficulties – Does Symptomology Relate to how Anger is Expressed? Poster: Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Wexford, Ireland, 5th – 8th November 2009.

Perrett DI, Stephen ID, Law Smith MJ, Stirrat MR, Coetzee V, Henzi SP. International Primatological Society, XXII Congress, Edinburgh, 3rd -8th August 2008.

Law Smith MJ, Montagne B, Gill M & Gallagher L. Facial emotion recognition in high-functioning Autism – a new sensitive test of subtle deficits using dynamic stimuli. Poster: International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), London, May 15th-17th 2008.

Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EAS. Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised. Poster: 19th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Virginia, College of William and Mary, 30th May-3rd June 2007.

Lawson JF, Law Smith MJ, Al-Dujaili EAS, Sharp MA, Stirrat MR; Perrett DI. Speed of Puberty, Appearance and Testosterone in Adult Human Males. 19th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Virginia, College of William and Mary, 30th May-3rd June 2007.

Welling LLM, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Conway CA, Law Smith MJ, Little AC, Feinberg DR, Sharp MA, Al Dujaili EAS. Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces. 19th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Virginia, College of William and Mary, 30th May-3rd June 2007.

Lawson JF, Law Smith MJ, Debruine LM, Perrett DI. Early puberty males have low 2D4D. Poster: 19th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Virginia, College of William and Mary, 30th May-3rd June 2007.

Conway CA, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Welling LLM, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Sharp MA, Al-Dujaili EAS. Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised. Poster: 2nd Annual Meeting of European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBE), London UK, London School of Economics (LSE), College of William and Mary, 28th-30th March 2007.

Law Smith MJ, Deady DK, Moore FR, Hiller SG & Perrett DI. Women with high maternal tendencies have high oestrogen levels and feminine faces. Poster: Annual meeting of Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN), Pittsburgh, June 2006.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ, Sharp MA & Al-Dujaili EAS. Sex role identity is related to testosterone levels in men. Poster: Annual meeting of Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN), Pittsburgh, June 2006.

Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Stirrat MR, Coetzee V, Jones BC, Cornwell RE, Feinberg DR, Hillier SG, Rankin A, Greeff A, Henzi SP, Sharp MA & Al-Dujaili EAS. Reproductive hormones, apparent health and human face colour. 18th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, June 7-11th 2006.

Law Smith MJ, Deady DK, DeBruine LM, Jones BC, Lawson JF, Feinberg DR, Cornwell RE, Stirrat MR & Perrett DI. Height in women predicts maternal tendencies and career orientation: A replication across cultures. Poster: 18th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, June 7-11th 2006.

Lawson JF, DeBruine LM, Law Smith MJ, Feinberg DR, Cornwell RE, Stirrat MR & Perrett DI. Poster: Age of puberty effects reproductive success.  18th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, June 7-11th 2006.

Lawson JF, Cornwell RE, Law Smith MJ, Stirrat MR & Perrett DI. Dominance and olfactory sensitivity in humans. 18th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, June 7-11th 2006.

Feinberg DR, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Law Smith MJ, Cornwell RE, Hiller SJ & Perrett DI. Maintenance of vocal sexual dimorphism: Directional or disruptive selection? 18th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, June 7-11th 2006.

Stirrat MR, Zubko O, Lawson JF, Law Smith MJ, Perrett DI, Jones BC & DeBruine LM. Health appearance influences trust judgements. 18th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, June 7-11th 2006.

Perrett DI, Law Smith MJ, Jones BC, deBruine LM, Lawson JF, Stirrat M, Coetzee V, Henzi P. Colour and shape of faces and their influence on attributions. AVA Annual Meeting 2006 Vision in Perception and Cognition, 4th April 2006, University of Bradford, UK.

Law Smith M, Cornwell R, Jones B, Feinberg D, Moore F, Sharp M & Al-DujailiE & Perrett D. Facial appearance signals stress hormone levels in adults. Poster: 19th European Health Psychology Conference, Galway, Ireland, August 31st-September 3rd 2005.

Law Smith MJ, Jones BC, Cornwell RE, Moore FR, Feinberg DR, Boothroyd LG, Hillier SG & Perrett DI. Facial appearance signals reproductive hormone levels in women. Poster: 17th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Austin, Texas, USA. June 1-5th 2005.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ, Sharp MA & Al-Dujaili EAS. Maternal personality and reproductive ambition in women is associated with salivary testosterone levels. Poster: 17th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Austin, Texas, USA. June 1-5th 2005.

Feinberg DR, Law Smith MJ, Jones BC, Cornwell RE, DeBruine LM, Moore FR, Sharp MA, Al-Dujalli EAS & Perrett DI. Diurnal shifts in testosterone predict diurnal shifts in vocal dominance in men. 17th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Austin, Texas, USA. June 1-5th 2005.

Law Smith MJ & Deady DK. Shifting male preferences for female body type: an adaptive response to a changing western socioeconomic environment? 16th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Berlin, July 21–25th 2004.

Deady DK, Law Smith MJ, Kent JP & Dunbar RIM. Institutionalised celibacy as an adaptive strategy: evidence from an historical Irish sample. 16th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Berlin, July 21–25th 2004.

Moore FR, Cassidy C, Law Smith MJ, Boothroyd LG, Jones BC & Perrett DI. The effects of increasing control of resources on female reproductive strategy and partner preferences. 16th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Berlin, July 21–25th 2004.

Cornwell RE, Boothroyd LG, DeBruine LM, Feinberg DR, Jones BC, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR, Pitman R, Stirrat MR, Whiten S & Perrett DI. Developmental influences of mate choice in young adults. 16th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES), Berlin, July 21–25th 2004.

Cornwell RE, Jones BC, Boothroyd LG, Feinberg DR, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR, DeBruine LM, Stirrat MR, Pitman R, Whiten S & Perrett DI. Hormones and preferences for pheromones and facial characteristics. Annual meeting of Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN), Lisbon, Portugal, July 2004.

Perrett DI, Boothroyd L, Cornwell RE, DeBruine LM, Feinberg DR, Jones BC, Law Smith MJ, Moore FR, Stirrat M, Tiddeman BP, Hawkins S. Should we judge a book by its cover? Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, UK, July 2004.

Gray NS, Law Smith MJ, Snowden RJ. Active Inhibition (AI) and Latent Inhibition (LI) in schizotypy. 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, October 2003.