Hormones and Physiology

Hormones and Physiology

Hormonal and genetic influences on human sexuality and sexually differentiated traits, including psychology, behavior, and anatomy.

Brain Development

Del Giudice, M., Lippa, R.A., Puts, D.A., Bailey, D.H., Bailey, J.M., Schmitt, D.P. (2016). Joel et al.’s method systematically fails to detect large, consistent sex differences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113 (14), E1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1525534113 PDF

Zuloaga, D. G., Puts, D. A., Jordan, C. L., and Breedlove, S. M. (2008). The role of androgen receptors in the masculinization of brain and behavior: What we've learned from the testicular feminization mutation. Hormones and Behavior, 53(5), 613-626. PDF

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.). PDF

Puts, D. A., Jordan, C. L., and Breedlove, S. M. (2006). Defending the brain from estrogen. Nature Neuroscience, 9(2): 155-156. PDF

Cognition

Puts, D. A., Cárdenas, R. A., Bailey, D. H., Burriss, R. P., Jordan, C. L., & Breedlove, S. M. (2010). Salivary testosterone does not predict mental rotation performance in men or women. Hormones and Behavior, 58(2), 282-289. PDF

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.). PDF

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. PDF

Face Appearance and Attractiveness

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

Claes, L.P., Liberton, D., Daniels, K., Matthes Rosana, K., Quillen, E., Pearson, ., McEvoy, B., Bauchet, M., Zaidi, A. A., Yao, W., Tang, H., Barsh, G., Absher, D. M., Puts, D. A., Rocha, J., Beleza, S., Pereira, R. W., Baynam, G., Suetens, P., Vandermeulen, D., Wagner, J. K., Boster, J., and Shriver, M. D.; (2014). Modeling 3D facial shape from DNA. PLOS Genetics. 10(3):e1004224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1004224 PDF

Puts, D. A., Bailey, D. H., Cárdenas, R. A., Burriss, R. P., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., and Dawood, K. (2012). Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior. PDF

Claes, P. M., Walters, M. D., Shriver, M. D., Puts, D. A., Gibson, G., Clement, J. G., Baynam, G.,Verbeke, G. Vandermeulen, D., and Suetens, P. (2102). Sexual dimorphism in multiple aspects of 3D facial symmetry and asymmetry defined by spatially-dense geometric morphometrics. Journal of Anatomy. 221(2): 97-114. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2012.01528.x. PDF

Hormones and Behavior (general)

Puts, D. A. (2010). The psychologic gambit declined—a review of "Endocrinology of Social Relationships". Evolution and Human Behavior, 31(4), 306-308. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2009.12.006. PDF

Mate Preferences

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

Puts, D. A. and Pope, L. E. (2013). Moderators, Mates, and Matchmakers: Effects of oral contraceptives on sexual desire may also depend on partners' behavior and the role of female choice. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-013-0165-2 PDF

Welling, L. L. M., Singh, K. W., Puts, D. A., Jones, B. C., Burriss, R. P. (in press).Self-reported sexual desire in homosexual men and women predicts preferences for sexually dimorphic facial cues.

Puts, D. A. (2006). Cyclic variation in women's preferences for masculine traits: Potential hormonal causes. Human Nature, 17(1): 114-127. 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

Halley, A., Boretsky, M., Puts, D.A., and Shriver, M.D. (2016). Self-reported sexual behavioral interests and polymorphisms in the dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) exon III VNTR in heterosexual young adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 45(8): 2091-2100. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s10508-015-0646-6  PDF

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.

Grimbos, T., Dawood, K., Burriss, R. P., Zucker, K. J., & Puts, D. A. (2010). Sexual orientation and the 2nd to 4th finger length ratio: a meta-analysis in men and women. Behavioral Neuroscience, 124(2), 278-287. PDF

Dawood, K. and Puts, D. A. (2008). Genetics and the development of human sexual orientation. In: LGBTQ America Today, J. C. Hawley, (ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, pp. 469-477. PDF

Martin, J., Puts, D. A., and Breedlove, S. M. (2008). Hand asymmetry in heterosexual and homosexual men and women: Relationship to 2D:4D digit ratios and other sexually dimorphic anatomical traits. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(1): 119-132. PDF

Puts, D. A., Jordan, C. L., and Breedlove, S. M. (2006). O Brother, where art thou? The fraternal birth order effect on male sexual orientation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 103(28): 10531-10532. 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. PDF

Sociosexuality

Puts, D.A., Pope, L.E., Hill, A.K., Cárdenas, R.A., Welling, L.L.M., Wheatley, J.R., and Breedlove, S.M. (accepted). Fulfilling Desire: Evidence for negative feedback between men's testosterone, sociosexual psychology, and sexual partner number. Hormones and Behavior.

Voice Acoustics and Attractiveness

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.

Puts, D.A. (in press). Speaking of which. In: The Missing Lemur Link: An Ancestral Step in Human Evolution. Palagi, E. and Norscia, I., eds. Cambridge University Press.

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

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

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

Puts, D. A., Bailey, D. H., Cárdenas, R. A., Burriss, R. P., Welling, L. L. M., Wheatley, J. R., and Dawood, K. (in press). Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior. PDF