Dr Joanna Wincenciak

  • Lecturer in Psychological Studies (People, Place & Social Change)

Biography

Joanna is a member of the People, Place and Social Change research and teaching group in the School of Education. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Hull, UK. Prior to this position she was a Research Associate at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University and a Research Associate at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow. Joanna is an experimental psychologist and her research focuses on neurobiological basics of social perception and social judgements. Her recent project examined emotion perception in ageing and in people with Parkinson’s Disease, while her past projects examined emotion and trustworthiness perceptions and how people respond to face and body cues. Joanna has an active outreach and public engagement profile. She has run Neuroscience and Psychology workshops for schools, museums and charities. She has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Psychology and is interested in applying advanced technologies into teaching and in teaching online. She has recently contributed to the Dementia Care course featured on the Future Learn platform.


Research interests

My research focuses on social perception and understanding how we perceive and interpret behaviour of other people in everyday life. I investigate how we respond to different non-vervbal social cues conveyed by faces and body actions of others and how individual differences and our judgement regarding these cues can guide our behaviour and motivation. I typically use methods from experimental and social psychology, I combine modeling, computer science, survey data and psychological experimentation to understand neurobiological, perceptual, cognitve and action processess that underpin social behaviour. I am also interested in examining how people interact with information technology and issues around trust and transparec in human-computer interaction. 


Grants

ERSC IAA Business Boost Seed Funding: Trust in Digital Sector (2018-2019, PI, £2125.80)

School of Education Psychology Equipment Fund (PI, £2560)

School of Education Small Project Funding (Co-I, £5366.16)


Supervision

I supervise PGT students in the MSc in Psychological Studies programme in the Scool of Education. I am open to supervising PhD students, please get in touch to discuss potential project ideas. 

Current PhD students:

Heba BalatiaThe Influences of Anger and Sunk Cost Bias on Project Status: An Extension to Portfolios of Projects

Farina Tavasolian - Gifted Young Children and the Early Years Curriculum


Teaching

I teach on the MSc in Psychological Studies, MSc Education, Public Policy & Equity and MSc in Psychology (ODL). I am an academic lead for online learning in the School of Education. 


Additional information

Acting Editor for SAGE Open Publishing

Reviewer for: Body Image, British Journal of Psychology, Education Sciences, Evolution and Human Behavior, Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences, Human Ethology Bulletin, Internatonal Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Psychology, Crime and Law, SAGE Open, Sustainability, Vision Research


Publications

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2017

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Han, C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Debruine, L. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Does the interaction between cortisol and testosterone predict men's facial attractiveness? Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 3(4), pp. 275-281. (doi:10.1007/s40750-017-0064-1)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Are physiological and behavioral immune responses negatively correlated? Evidence from hormone-linked differences in men's face preferences. Hormones and Behavior, 87, pp. 57-61. (doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.021) (PMID:27810343)

2016

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Pisanski, K., Feinberg, D. R., Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2016) Are men's perceptions of sexually dimorphic vocal characteristics related to their testosterone levels? PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166855. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166855) (PMID:27875569) (PMCID:PMC5119782)

Keefe, B. D., Wincenciak, J. , Jellema, T., Ward, J. W. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Action adaptation during natural unfolding social scenes influences action recognition and inferences made about actor beliefs. Journal of Vision, 16(9), p. 9. (doi:10.1167/16.9.9) (PMID:27472496)

Wincenciak, J. , Ingham, J., Jellema, T. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Emotional actions are coded via two mechanisms: with and without identity representation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 693. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00693) (PMID:27242606) (PMCID:PMC4862987)

2015

McDonald, C., Pearce, M. S., Wincenciak, J. , Kerr, S. R.J. and Newton, J. L. (2015) Ambulatory blood pressure variability increases over a 10-year follow-up in community-dwelling older people. American Journal of Hypertension, 29(5), pp. 560-567. (doi:10.1093/ajh/hpv150) (PMID:26310662)

Jones, B. C. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Kandrik, M., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C. and Debruine, L. M. (2015) Facial coloration tracks changes in women's estradiol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56, pp. 29-34. (doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.02.021) (PMID:25796069)

Wincenciak, J. , Fincher, C. L., Fisher, C. I., Hahn, A. C. , Jones, B. C. and DeBruine, L. M. (2015) Mate choice, mate preference, and biological markets: the relationship between partner choice and health preference is modulated by women’s own attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(4), pp. 274-278. (doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.12.004)

2014

Keefe, B. D., Villing, M., Racey, C., Strong, S. S., Wincenciak, J. and Barraclough, N. E. (2014) A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, and untrustworthiness. Behavior Research Methods, 46(4), pp. 1042-1051. (doi:10.3758/s13428-013-0439-6)

Torrance, J. S., Wincenciak, J. , Hahn, A. C. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2014) The relative contributions of facial shape and surface information to perceptions of attractiveness and dominance. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e104415. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104415) (PMID:25349994) (PMCID:PMC4211661)

2013

Wincenciak, J. , Dzhelyova, M., Perrett, D.I. and Barraclough, N.E. (2013) Adaptation to facial trustworthiness is different in female and male observers. Vision Research, 87, pp. 30-34. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2013.05.007)

This list was generated on Thu May 23 12:10:20 2019 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Han, C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Debruine, L. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Does the interaction between cortisol and testosterone predict men's facial attractiveness? Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 3(4), pp. 275-281. (doi:10.1007/s40750-017-0064-1)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Are physiological and behavioral immune responses negatively correlated? Evidence from hormone-linked differences in men's face preferences. Hormones and Behavior, 87, pp. 57-61. (doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.021) (PMID:27810343)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Pisanski, K., Feinberg, D. R., Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2016) Are men's perceptions of sexually dimorphic vocal characteristics related to their testosterone levels? PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166855. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166855) (PMID:27875569) (PMCID:PMC5119782)

Keefe, B. D., Wincenciak, J. , Jellema, T., Ward, J. W. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Action adaptation during natural unfolding social scenes influences action recognition and inferences made about actor beliefs. Journal of Vision, 16(9), p. 9. (doi:10.1167/16.9.9) (PMID:27472496)

Wincenciak, J. , Ingham, J., Jellema, T. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Emotional actions are coded via two mechanisms: with and without identity representation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 693. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00693) (PMID:27242606) (PMCID:PMC4862987)

McDonald, C., Pearce, M. S., Wincenciak, J. , Kerr, S. R.J. and Newton, J. L. (2015) Ambulatory blood pressure variability increases over a 10-year follow-up in community-dwelling older people. American Journal of Hypertension, 29(5), pp. 560-567. (doi:10.1093/ajh/hpv150) (PMID:26310662)

Jones, B. C. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Kandrik, M., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C. and Debruine, L. M. (2015) Facial coloration tracks changes in women's estradiol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56, pp. 29-34. (doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.02.021) (PMID:25796069)

Wincenciak, J. , Fincher, C. L., Fisher, C. I., Hahn, A. C. , Jones, B. C. and DeBruine, L. M. (2015) Mate choice, mate preference, and biological markets: the relationship between partner choice and health preference is modulated by women’s own attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(4), pp. 274-278. (doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.12.004)

Keefe, B. D., Villing, M., Racey, C., Strong, S. S., Wincenciak, J. and Barraclough, N. E. (2014) A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, and untrustworthiness. Behavior Research Methods, 46(4), pp. 1042-1051. (doi:10.3758/s13428-013-0439-6)

Torrance, J. S., Wincenciak, J. , Hahn, A. C. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2014) The relative contributions of facial shape and surface information to perceptions of attractiveness and dominance. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e104415. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104415) (PMID:25349994) (PMCID:PMC4211661)

Wincenciak, J. , Dzhelyova, M., Perrett, D.I. and Barraclough, N.E. (2013) Adaptation to facial trustworthiness is different in female and male observers. Vision Research, 87, pp. 30-34. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2013.05.007)

This list was generated on Thu May 23 12:10:20 2019 BST.