Evolution

Cognition


Doll, L. M., Cárdenas, R.A., Burriss, R.P., and Puts, D.A. (2016). Sexual selection and life history: Earlier recalled puberty predicts men’s phenotypic masculinization. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. 2: 134-149.http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s40750-015-0031-7

Puts, D.A., Cardenas, R.A., Bailey, D.H., Burriss, R.P., Jordan, C.L., and Breedlove, S.M. (2010).  Salivary testosterone does not predict mental rotation performance in men or women. Hormones and Behavior 58(2): 282-289.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.03.005

Puts, D. A., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Breedlove, S. M. (2007). Sex differences in spatial cognition: Evolution, hormones, and the brain. In: Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience, S. M. Platek, J. P. Keenan, and T. K. Shackelford (eds.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp. 329-379. PDF

 Puts, D.A., Gaulin, S.J.C., Sporter, R.J., and McBurney, D.H. (2004). Sex hormones and finger length: What does 2D:4D indicate? Evolution and Human Behavior, 25(3): 182-199.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2004.03.005

Puts, D.A., McDaniel, M.A., Jordan, C.L., and Breedlove, S.M. (2008). Spatial ability and prenatal androgens: Meta-analyses of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and digit ratio (2D:4D) studies. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(1): 100-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-007-9271-3


Mate Guarding and Infidelity

Krems, J.A., Neel, R., Neuberg, S.L., Puts, D.A., Kenrick, D.T. (2016). Women selectively guard their (desirable) mates from ovulating women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 110(4), 551-573.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000044  PDF

Welling, L. L. M., Puts, D. A., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C., Burriss, R. P. (2012). Hormonal contraceptive use and mate retention behavior in women and their male partners. Hormones and Behavior. 61 (1): 114-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.10.011 PDF

Welling, L. L. M., Burriss, R. P., & Puts, D. A. (2011). Mate retention behavior modulates men's preferences for self-resemblance in infant faces. Evolution and Human Behavior 32 (2): 118-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2010.11.001. PDF

Mate Preferences for Faces, Voices and Bodies

Hill, A.K., Cárdenas, R.A., Wheatley, J.R., Welling, L.L.M., Burriss, R.P, Claes, P., Apicella, C.L., McDaniel, M.A., Little, A.C., Shriver, M.D., and Puts, D.A. (in press). Are there vocal cues to human developmental stability? Relationships between facial fluctuating asymmetry and vocal attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.10.008  PDF

Puts, D.A.Hill, A.K., Bailey, D.H., Walker, R.S., Rendall, D., Wheatley, J.R.Welling, L.L.M.Dawood, K., Cardenas, R., Burriss, R.P., Jablonski, N.G., Shriver, M.D., Weiss, D., Lameka, A.R., Apicella, C.L., Owren, M.J., Barelli, C., Glenn, M.E.,&  Ramos-Fernadez, G (2016).  Sexual selection on male vocal fundamental frequency in humans and other anthropoids.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 283(1829).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2830  PDF

Li, Y., Bailey, D. H., Winegard, B., Puts, D. A., Welling, L. L. M., Geary, D. C. (2014). Women's preference for masculine traits is disrupted by images of male-on-female aggression. PLoS ONE. 9(10): e110497 PDF

Bossio, J., Suschinsky, K., Puts, D. A., Chivers, M. (2014). Does menstrual cycle phase influence the gender specificity of heterosexual women's genital and subjective sexual arousal? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(5): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-013-0233-7 PDF

Wheatley, J. R., Apicella, C. L., Burriss, R. P., Cárdenas, R. A., Bailey, D. H., Welling, L. L. M., Puts, D. A. (2014). Women's faces and voices are fertility cues in foraging and industrial societies. Evolution and Human Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.02.006 PDF

Doll, L. M., Hill, A. K., Cárdenas, R. A., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., Puts, D. A. (2014). How well do men's faces and voices index mate quality and dominance? Human Nature. 25: 200-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-014-9194-3 PDF

Hill, A. K., Hunt, J., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., Cárdenas, R. A., Rotella, M. A., Dawood, K., Mark D. Shriver, and Puts, D. A. (2013). Quantifying the strength and form of sexual selection on men's traits. Evolution and Human Behavior 34(5): 334-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2013.05.004 PDF

Welling, L. L. M., Persola, L., Wheatley, J. R., Cárdenas, R. A., and Puts, D. A. (2012). Competition and men's face preferences. Personality and Individual Differences. PDF

Puts, D. A., Jones, B. C., and DeBruine, L. M. (2012). Sexual selection on human faces and voices. Journal of Sex Research 49 (2-3): 227-243. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2012.658924 PDF

Burriss, R. P., Welling, L. L. M., Puts, D. A. (2011). Mate-preference drives mate-choice: Men's self-rated masculinity predicts their female partner's preference for male facial masculinity. Personality and Individual Differences 51(8): 1023-1027.DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2011.08.018 PDF

Burriss, R. P., Roberts, S. C., Welling, L. L. M., Puts, D. A., & Little, A. C. (2011). Heterosexual romantic couples mate assortatively for facial symmetry, but not masculinity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 37 (5): 601-613. DOI: 10.1177/0146167211399584 PDF

Burriss, R. P., Welling, L. L. M., Puts, D. A. (2011). Men's attractiveness predicts their preference for female facial femininity when judging for short-term, but not long-term, partners. Personality and Individual Differences 50 (5): 542-546. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2010.11.022 PDF

Puts, D. A., Barndt, J. L., Welling, L. L. M., Dawood, K., & Burriss, R. P. (2011) Intrasexual competition among women: Vocal femininity affects perceptions of attractiveness and flirtatiousness. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(1), 111-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2010.09.011. PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Puts, D. A. (2010). Different vocal parameters predict perceptions of dominance and attractiveness. Human Nature 21 (4). DOI: 10.1007/s12110-010-9101-5. PDF

Puts, D. A. (2005). Mating context and menstrual phase affect female preferences for male voice pitch. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(5): 388-397. PDF

Human Sexual Selection

Hill, A.K., Bailey, D.H., & Puts, D.A. (2017).  Gorillas in our midst?  Human sexual dimorphism and contest competition in men.  In On Human Nature pp 235-249.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-420190-3.00015-6  PDF

Puts, D.A.Hill, A.K., Bailey, D.H., Walker, R.S., Rendall, D., Wheatley, J.R., Welling, L.L.M., Dawood, K., Cardenas, R., Burriss, R.P., Jablonski, N.G., Shriver, M.D., Weiss, D., Lameka, A.R., Apicella, C.L., Owren, M.J., Barelli, C., Glenn, M.E.,&  Ramos-Fernadez, G (2016).  Sexual selection on male vocal fundamental frequency in humans and other anthropoids.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 283(1829).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2830  PDF

Puts, D.A., Bailey, D.H., and Reno, P. (in press). Contest competition in men. In: The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, 2nd ed. Buss, D.M. ed. Wiley & Sons.

Hill, A. K., Hunt, J., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., Cárdenas, R. A., Rotella, M. A., Dawood, K., Mark D. Shriver, and Puts, D. A. (2013). Quantifying the strength and form of sexual selection on men's traits. Evolution and Human Behavior 34(5): 334-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2013.05.004 PDF

Welling, L. L. M., Persola, L., Wheatley, J. R., Cárdenas, R. A., and Puts, D. A. (2012). Competition and men's face preferences. Personality and Individual Differences. PDF

Deaner, R. O., Geary, D. C., Puts, D. A., Ham, S. A., Kruger, J., Fles, E., Winegard, B., & Grandis, T. (2012). A sex difference in the predisposition for physical competition: Males play sports much more than females even in the contemporary U.S. PLoS ONE.

Puts, D. A., Jones, B. C., and DeBruine, L. M. (2012). Sexual selection on human faces and voices. Journal of Sex Research 49 (2-3): 227-243. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2012.658924 PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., & Puts, D. A. (2011). Voice correlates of mating success in men: Examining "contests" vs. "mate choice" modes of sexual selection. Archives of Sexual Behavior 40 (3): 551-557. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-010-9625-0. PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Puts, D. A. (2010). Different vocal parameters predict perceptions of dominance and attractiveness. Human Nature 21 (4). DOI: 10.1007/s12110-010-9101-5. PDF

Puts, D. A. (2010). Beauty and the beast: Mechanisms of sexual selection in humans. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31(3), 157-175. PDF

Puts, D.A. (2016). Human sexual selection. Current Opinion in Psychology. 7: 28-32. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.07.011 PDF

Men's Voices as Dominance Signals

Puts, D.A.Hill, A.K., Bailey, D.H., Walker, R.S., Rendall, D., Wheatley, J.R.Welling, L.L.M.Dawood, K., Cardenas, R., Burriss, R.P., Jablonski, N.G., Shriver, M.D., Weiss, D., Lameka, A.R., Apicella, C.L., Owren, M.J., Barelli, C., Glenn, M.E.,&  Ramos-Fernadez, G (2016).  Sexual selection on male vocal fundamental frequency in humans and other anthropoids.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 283(1829).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2830  PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gurven, M., Puts, D. A., and Gaulin, S. J. C.(in press). Vocal fundamental and formant frequencies are honest signals of threat potential in adolescent males. Behavioral Ecology.

Doll, L. M., Hill, A. K., Cárdenas, R. A., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., Puts, D. A. (2014). How well do men's faces and voices index mate quality and dominance? Human Nature. 25: 200-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-014-9194-3 PDF

Hill, A. K., Hunt, J., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., Cárdenas, R. A., Rotella, M. A., Dawood, K., Mark D. Shriver, and Puts, D. A. (2013). Quantifying the strength and form of sexual selection on men's traits. Evolution and Human Behavior 34(5): 334-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2013.05.004 PDF

Kempe, V., Puts, D. A., and Cárdenas, R. A. (2013). More masculine men articulate less clearly. Human Nature. 24: 461-475. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-013-9183-y PDF

Puts, D. A., Jones, B. C., and DeBruine, L. M. (2012). Sexual selection on human faces and voices. Journal of Sex Research 49 (2-3): 227-243. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2012.658924 PDF

Puts, D. A., Apicella, C. L., and Cárdenas, R. A. (2012). Masculine voices signal men's threat potential in foraging and industrial societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 601-609. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0829 PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., & Puts, D. A. (2011). Voice correlates of mating success in men: Examining "contests" vs. "mate choice" modes of sexual selection. Archives of Sexual Behavior 40 (3): 551-557. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-010-9625-0. PDF

Hodges-Simeon, C. R., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Puts, D. A. (2010). Different vocal parameters predict perceptions of dominance and attractiveness. Human Nature 21 (4). DOI: 10.1007/s12110-010-9101-5. PDF

Wolff, S. E., & Puts, D. A. (2010). Vocal masculinity is a robust dominance signal in men. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(10), 1673-1683. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-0981-5. PDF

Puts, D. A., Hodges, C. R., Cárdenas, R. A., and Gaulin, S. J. C. (2007). Men's voices as dominance signals: Vocal fundamental and formant frequencies influence dominance attributions among men. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28(5): 340-344. PDF

Puts, D. A., Gaulin, S. J. C., and Verdolini, K. (2006). Dominance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in human voice pitch. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27(4): 283-296. PDF

Ovulatory Cycle

Gangestad, S.W., Haselton, M.G., Welling, L. L.M., Gildersleeve, K., Pillsworth, E.G., Burriss, R.P., Larson, C.M., Puts, D.A. (2016). How valid are assessments of concept probability in ovulatory cycle research? Evaluations, recommendations, and theoretical implications. Evolution and Human Behavior  37(1) pp 85-96.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2015.09.001  PDF

Krems, J.A., Neel, R., Neuberg, S.L., Puts, D.A., Kenrick, D.T. (2016). Women selectively guard their (desirable) mates from ovulating women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 110(4), 551-573.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000044  PDF

Necka, E.A., Puts, D.A., Dimitroff, S.J., Norman, G.J. (2016) Other women’s fertility moderates female resource distribution across the menstrual cycle. Evolution and Human Behavior. 37 (1), 387-391.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.03.003  PDF

PutsD.A., Bailey, D.H., Cárdenas, R.A., BurrissR.P.WellingL.L.M.WheatleyJ.R., and Dawood, K. (2013). Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior, 63(1): 13-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.11.007 PDF

Puts, D.A. (2006). Cyclic variation in women’s preferences for masculine traits: Potential hormonal causes.  Human Nature, 17(1): 114-127. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-006-1023-x PDF

Puts, D.A. (2005). Mating context and menstrual phase affect women’s preferences for male voice pitch.  Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(5): 388-397. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2005.03.001 PDF

Sexual Orientation

Hill, A. K., Dawood, K. and Puts, D. A. (2013). Biological foundations of sexual orientation. In: Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation, Patterson, C. J. and D’Augelli, A. R. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 55-68.

Women's Orgasm

Wheatley, J.R. and Puts, D.A. (2015). Evolutionary science of female orgasm. In: The Evolution of Sexuality, Shackelford, T.K.and Hansen, R.D. eds.. Springer, pp.123-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09384-0_7 PDF

Puts, D. A., Dawood, K., and Welling, L. L. M. (2012). Why women have orgasms: An evolutionary analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41: 1127-1143. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-012-9967-x PDF

Puts, D. A., Welling, L. L. M., Burriss, R. P., and Dawood, K. (2012). Men's masculinity and attractiveness predict their female partners' reported orgasm frequency and timing. Evolution and Human Behavior 33: 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2011.03.003 PDF

Puts, D. A. and Dawood, K. (2012). Is female orgasm a covert mate choice mechanism? In: Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans, Shackelford, T. K. and Goetz, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 184-201. PDF

Puts, D. A. (2007). Of bugs and boojums: Female orgasm as a facultative adaptation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36(3): 337-339. PDF

Puts, D. A. (2006). And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Response to Wallen. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35(6): 637-639. PDF

Puts, D. A. (2006). Book review: The Case of Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution, by E. A. Lloyd. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2005. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35(1): 103-108. PDF

Evolution

Sexual selection in humans, nonhuman primates, and other animals. Evolution of human sexuality and sex differences in psychology, behavior, and anatomy.