2011         2010       2009    (page in progress, more to follow)



  1. Kenrick, D.T. (May, 2011). Sex, murder, and the meaning of life: A psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature. New York: Basic Books.

  2. Li, Y.J., Kenrick, D.T., Griskevicius, V., & Neuberg, S.L. (2012). Economic biases in evolutionary perspective: How mating and self-protection motives alter loss aversion. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 102, 550-561.  DOI: 10.1037/a0025844.

  3. Becker, D.V., Mortensen, C.R., Ackerman, J.M., Shapiro, J.R., Anderson, U.S., Sasaki, T., Maner, J.K., Neuberg, S.L., & Kenrick, D.T. (2011). Signal detection on the battlefield: Priming self-protection vs. revenge-mindedness differentially modulates the detection of enemies and allies. PLoSOne, 6, e23929. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023929.

  4. Kenrick, D.T. (2011). Fundamental motives, deep rationality, and the Coloring Book mind. Pp. 32-40 in X.T. Wang & Y. J. Su (Eds). Thus spake evolutionary psychologists. (进化心理学家如是说). Peking University Press, Beijing, China

  5. Kenrick, D.T. (in press). Evolutionary social psychology: From animal instincts to human societies. In A. Kruglanski, P.A.M. VanLange, & T. Higgins (eds.) Handbook of Theory in Social Psychology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

  6. Kenrick, D.T., Goldstein, N., & Braver, S.L. (in press). Six degrees of social influence: the science and application of Robert Cialdini. New York: Oxford University Press.

  7. Kenrick, D.T., & Li, Y.J. (in press). Evolutionary social psychology. In V.S. Ramachandran (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (2nd edition). New York: Elsevier.

  8. Sundie, J.M., Kenrick, D.T., Griskevicius, V., Tybur, J., Vohs, K., & Beal, D.J., & Kenrick, D.T. (2011).  Peacocks, Porsches, and Thorsten Veblen: Conspicuous consumption as a sexual signaling system Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 100, 664-680.

  9. Neuberg, S.L., Kenrick, D.T., & Schaller, M. (2011). Human Threat Management Systems: Self-Protection and Disease Avoidance. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 1042-1051.

  10. Kenrick, D.T., & White, A.E. (2011). One self divided or multiple selves dissociated. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 34, 29-30. 

  11. Schaller, M., Kenrick, D.T., & Neuberg, S.L. (in press). Six degrees of Bob Cialdini: And five principles of scientific influence. In D.T. Kenrick, N. Goldstein, & S.L. Braver (eds). Six degrees of social influence: the science and application of Robert Cialdini. New York: Oxford University Press.

  12. Kenrick, D.T. & Cohen, A.B. (in press).  Evolutionary social psychology.  In A. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (eds.) Handbook of the History of Social Psychology.


  1. Kenrick, D.T., Nieuweboer, S., & Buunk, A.P. (2010). Universal mechanisms and cultural diversity: Replacing the blank slate with a coloring book. Pp. 257-271 in M. Schaller, A. Norenzayan, S. Heine, T. Yamagishi, & T. Kameda (eds.) Evolution, culture, and the human mind. New York: Psychology Press.

  2. Kenrick, D.T., Neuberg, S.L., & Cialdini, R.B. (2010). Social psychology: Goals in interaction. 5th edition.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

  3. Neuberg, S.L, Kenrick, D.T. & Schaller, M. (2010). Evolutionary social psychology. Pp. 761-796 in S.T. Fiske, D.T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.)  Handbook of Social Psychology (5th edition, Volume II).  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

  4. Li, Y. J., Cohen, A.B., Weeden, J., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010). Mating Competitors Increase Religious Beliefs.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 428-431.

  5. Kenrick, D.T., Neuberg, S.L., Griskevicius, V., Becker, D.V., Schaller, M. (2010). Goal-Driven Cognition and Functional Behavior: The Fundamental Motives Framework. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 63-67.

  6. Mortensen, C.R., Becker, D.V., Ackerman, J.M., Neuberg, S.L., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010). Infection Breeds Reticence: The effects of disease salience on self-perceptions of personality and behavioral avoidance tendencies. Psychological Science, 21, 440-447.

  7. Kenrick, D.T., Griskevicius, V., Neuberg, S.L., & Schaller, M. (2010). Renovating the pyramid of needs: Contemporary extensions built upon ancient foundations. Perspectives on Psychological Science. 5, 292-314.

  8. Schaller, M., Neuberg, S.L., Griskevicius, V., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010). Pyramid power. Perspectives on Psychological Science. 5, 335-337. 

  9. Maner, J., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010). Evolutionary social psychology.  Pp. 613-654 in R. Baumeister & E. Finkel (Eds.). Advanced social psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. 

  10. Anderson, U.S., Perea, E.F., Becker, D.V., Ackerman, J.M., Shapiro, J.R., Neuberg, S.L., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010). I only have eyes for you: Ovulation redirects attention (but not memory) to attractive men. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 804-808.

  11. Becker, D.V., Anderson, U.S., Neuberg, S.L., Maner, J.K., Shapiro, J.R., Ackerman, J.M., Schaller, M., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010).  More memory bang for the attentional buck: Self-protection goals enhance encoding efficiency for potentially threatening males. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 182-189.

  12. Maner, J. K., & Kenrick, D. T. (2010). When adaptations go awry: Functional and dysfunctional aspects of social anxiety. Social Issues and Policy Review, 4, 111-142


  1. Kenrick, D.T., Griskevicius, V., Sundie, J.M., Li, N.P., Li, Y.J. & Neuberg, S.L. (2009).Deep Rationality: The Evolutionary Economics of Decision-making.Social cognition, 27, 764-785. (special issue on the rationality debate).

  2. Ackerman, J., & Kenrick, D.T. (2009). Cooperative courtship: Helping friends raise and raze relationship barriers: How men and women cooperate in courtship. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1285-1300.

  3. Griskevicius, V., Tybur, J.M., Gangestad, S.W., Perea, E.F., Shapiro, J.R., & Kenrick, D.T. (2009). Aggress to impress: Hostility as an evolved context-dependent strategy. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 96, 980-994.

  4. Ackerman, J. M., Becker, D.V., Mortensen, C.R., Sasaki, T., Neuberg, S.L., & Kenrick, D.T. (2009). A pox on the mind: Disjunction of attention and memory in the processing of physical disfigurement. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 478-485.

  5. Ackerman, J., & Kenrick, D.T. (2009). Selfishness and sex or cooperation and family values? Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 32, 21.

  6. Griskevicius, V., Goldstein, N.J., Mortensen, C.R., Sundie, J.M., & Cialdini, R.B., Kenrick, D.T. (2009).  Fear and loving in Las Vegas: Evolution, emotion, and persuasion. Journal of Marketing Research, 46, 384-395.Kenrick, D.T., & Li, Y.J. (2009). Evolutionary psychology and human relationships. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

  7. Kenrick, D.T., & Griskevicius, V. (2009). More holes in social roles. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 32, 283-285.

  8. Shapiro, J.R., Ackerman, J.M., Neuberg, S.L., Maner, J.K., Becker, D.V., & Kenrick, D.T. (2009). Following in the wake of anger: When not discriminating is discriminating. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1356-1365.

  9.  Shiota, M.L., & Kenrick, D.T. (2009). Music, lyrics, and dangerous things. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 1250-1254.



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