Jillian O'Connor, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1 Canada

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905-525-9140 x 21401

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Research Interests

  • The influence of vocal and facial masculinity on social perceptions
  • Individual differences in the resolution of mate choice trade-offs
  • The interaction between state and trait cues to mate quality


O’Connor, J.J.M.,Pisanski, K., Tigue, C.C., Fraccaro, P.J., & Feinberg, D.R. (2014). Perceptions of infidelity risk predict women’s preferences for low male voice pitch in short-term over long-term relationship contexts. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 73-77.

O’Connor, J.J.M.,Fraccaro, P.J., Pisanski, K., Tigue, C.C., & Feinberg, D.R. (2013). Men’s preferences for women's femininity in dynamic cross-modal stimuli. PLoS ONE, 8, e69531.

O’Connor, J.J.M.,Fraccaro, P.J. & Feinberg, D.R. (2012). The influence of male voice pitch on women’s perceptions of relationship investment. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 1-13.

O’Connor, J.J.M.,Feinberg, D.R., Fraccaro, P.J., Borak, D.J. Tigue, C.C., Re., D.E., Jones, B.C., Little, A.C., & Tiddeman, B. (2012). Female preferences for male vocal and facial masculinity in videos. Ethology, 118, 321-330.

O’Connor, J.J.M. & Feinberg, D.R. (2012). The influence of facial masculinity and voice pitch on jealousy and perceptions of intrasexual rivalry. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 369-373.

O’Connor, J.J.M., Re, D.E., & Feinberg, D.R. (2011). Voice pitch influences perceptions of sexual infidelity. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 64-78.

Feinberg, D.R., DeBruine, L.M., Jones, B.C., Little, A.C., O'Connor, J.J.M., & Tigue, C. (2012). Women’s self-perceived health and attractiveness predict their male vocal masculinity preferences in different directions across short- and long-term relationship contexts. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 413-418.

Feinberg, D.R., Jones, B.C., DeBruine, L.M., O'Connor, J.J.M., Tigue, C., & Borak, D. (2011). Integrating fundamental and formant frequencies in women’s preferences for men’s voices. Behavioral Ecology, 22, 1320-1325.

Fraccaro, P.J., Little, A.C.,  Tigue, C.C.,  Pisanski, K., O'Connor, J.J.M., & Feinberg, D.R. (2013).The other-species effect in human perceptions of sexual dimorphism using human and macaque faces. Visual Cognition, 21, 970-986.

Fraccaro, P.J., O’Connor, J.J.M., Re, D.E., Jones, B.C., DeBruine, L.M., & Feinberg, D.R. (2013). Faking it: Deliberately altered voice pitch and vocal attractiveness. Animal Behaviour, 85, 127-136.

Re, D. E., O'Connor, J.J.M., Bennett, P. J., & Feinberg, D. R. (2012). Preferences for very low and very high voice pitch in humans. PLoS ONE, 7, e32719.

Tigue, C., Borak, D.J., O’Connor, J.J.M., Schandl, C., & Feinberg, D.R. (2012). Voice pitch influences voting behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33, 210-216.

Tigue, C.C., Pisanski, K., O’Connor, J.J.M., Fraccaro, P.J., & Feinberg, D.R. (2012). Men’s judgments of women’s facial attractiveness from two- and three-dimensional images are similar. Journal of Vision, 12, 1-7.