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Jašarević, E., Bailey, D. H., Crossland, J. P., Dawson, W., Szalai, G., Ellersieck , M. R., Rosenfeld, C. S., & Geary, D. C. (2013). Evolution of monogamy, paternal investment, and female life history in Peromyscus. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127, 91-102.

Jašarević, E., Williams, S. A., Vandas, G., Ellersieck, M. R., Liao, C., Kannan, K., Roberts, R. M., Geary, D. C., & Rosenfeld, C. S. (2013). Sex and dose-dependent effects of developmental exposure to Bisphenol A on anxiety and spatial learning in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii) offspring. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 180-189.

Williams, S.A., Jasarevic, E., Vandas, G. M., Warzak, D. A., Geary, D. C., Ellersieck, M. R., Roberts, R. M., & Rosenfeld,C. S. (2013). Effects of developmental Bisphenol A exposure on reproductive-related behaviors in California mice (Peromyscus californicus): A monogamous animal model. PloS ONE, 8(2): e55698. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055698.

Bailey, D. H., Walker, R. S., Blomquist, G. E., Hill, K. R., Hurtado, A.M., & Geary, D. C. (2013). Heritability and fitness correlates of personality in the Ache,a natural-fertility population in Paraguay. PloS ONE, 8(3): e59325. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059325

Winegard, B., Winegard, B., & Geary, D. C. (2013). If you’ve got it, flaunt it: Humans flaunt attractive partners for status and desirability. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072000.

Byrd-Craven, J., & Geary, D. C. (2013). An evolutionary understanding of sex differences. In M.K. Ryan, & N.R. Branscombe (Eds.). The Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 100-114). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Geary, D. C. (in press). Sexual selection. In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds,), Encyclopedia of human sexuality. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Geary, D. C. (in press). Evolutionary approach to education science. In C. McBride-Chang & P. Schmidt (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.). Amsterdam:  Elsevier.

Geary, D. C., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. (in press). Reflections on the evolution of human sex differences: Social selection and the evolution of competition among women.  In V. A. Weekes-Shackelford & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary perspectives on human sexual psychology and behavior. New York: Springer.

Geary, D. C., & Berch, D. (in press). Evolutionary approaches to understanding children’s academic achievement. In R. A. Scott & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Geary, D. C., Byrd-Craven, J., & Massey, A. (in press). Sexual selection and the extreme male brain theory of autism. In S. Baron-Cohen, M. Lombardo, & A. Wakabayashi, A. (Eds.), The empathizing-systematizing (E-S) theory: Beyond sex differences in cognitive style. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Geary, D. C. (in press). Social competition and evolution of fluid intelligence. For D. Princiotta, S. Goldstein, & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Handbook of intelligence: Evolutionary theory, historical perspectives, and current concepts.  New York: Springer.

Jašarević, E., Williams, S. A., Roberts, R. M., Geary, D. C., & Rosenfeld, C. S. (2012). Spatial navigation strategies in Peromyscus: A comparative study.  Animal Behaviour, 84, 1141-1149.  (senior corresponding author).

Jašarević, E., Geary, D. C., & Rosenfeld, C. S. (2012). Sexually selected traits: A fundamental framework for studies on behavior epigenetics. Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Journal, 53, 253-269.

Bailey, D. H., Lippa, R. A., Del Giudice, M., Hames, R., Geary, D. C. (2012). Sex differences in spatial abilities: Methodological problems in Hoffman et al. (2011). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109, E583.

Johnson, G., Valle-Inclán, F., Geary, D. C., & Hackley, S. A. (2012). The nursing hypothesis: An evolutionary account of emotional modulation of the post-auricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 49, 178–185.

Deaner, R. O., Geary, D. C., David A. Puts, D. A., Ham, S. A., Kruger, J., Fles, E., Winegard, B., & Grandis, T. A (2012). Sex difference in the predisposition for physical competition: Males play sports much more than females even in the contemporary U.S. PLoS ONE, 7(11): e49168. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049168

Bailey, D. H., Winegard, B., Oxford, J. & Geary, D. C. (2012). Sex differences in in-group cooperation vary dynamically with competitive conditions and outcomes. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 102-119.

Geary, D. C. (2012). Sex differences. In V. S. Ramachandran (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of human behavior (2nd Edition) (Vol. 3, pp. 403-410). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Geary, D. C. (2012). The evolved mind and scientific discovery. In J. Shrager & S. M. Carver (Eds.), From child to scientist: Mechanisms of learning and development (pp. 87-115).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (2012). Evolutionary educational psychology. In K. R. Harris, S. Graham, & T. Urdan, (Editors-in-chief), Educational psychology handbook: Vol. 1. Theories, constructs, and critical issues (pp. 595-620). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (2012). Application of evolutionary psychology to academic learning. In C. Roberts (Ed.), Applied evolutionary psychology (pp. 78-92).  Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press.

Geary, D. C., Bailey, D. H., & Winegard, B. (2012). Strategic cooperation and the rise of the modern world. [Review of Steven Pinker, The better angels of our nature: Why violence has declined. Viking, NY, 2011]. PsycCRITIQUES, 57 (Release 11, Article 2, 1554-0138).

Winegard, B., & Geary, D. C. (2012). Oh! What a Tangled Web We Weave [Review of Robert Trivers, The folly of fools: The logic of deceit and self-deception in human life]. Teachers College Record. Date Published: June 21, 2012, http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16802.

Geary, D. C. (2011, September). The evolved mind in the modern classroom. Scientific American Mind, 22, 44-49.

Jašarevic, E., Sieli, P . T., Twellman, E. E., Welsh, T. H. Jr, Schachtman, T. R., Roberts, R. M. Geary, D. C., & Rosenfeld, C. S. (2011). Disruption of adult expression of sexually selected traits by early exposure to Bisphenol A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 108, 11715-11720. (Co-senior author ).

Geary, D. C. (2011). Folk abilities and academic learning. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning. New York: Springer.

Geary, D. C. Bailey, D. H., & Oxford, J. (2011). Reflections on the human family. In C. Salmon & T. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology (pp. 365-385). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bailey, D. H., Durante, K., & Geary, D. C. (2011). Men's perception of women's attractiveness is calibrated to relative mate value and dominance of the women's partner. Evolution and Human Behavior, 32, 138-146.

Geary, D. C. (2011). Reflections on evolutionary psychology. In Wang, X. & Su, Y.-j. (Eds.), Thus spoke evolutionary psychologists (pp. 365-385). Beijing, China: Peking University Press.

Winegard, B., Bailey, D. H., Oxford, J., Geary, D. C. (2010). Trade-offs and individual differences in evolved traits. American Psychologist, 65, 928-929.

Geary, D. C. (2010). Male, female: The evolution of human sex differences (second edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (2010). Evolution and education. Psicothema, 22, 35-40.

Oxford, J., Ponzi, D., & Geary, D. C. (2010). Hormonal responses differ when playing violent video games against an ingroup and outgroup. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31, 201-209.

Geary, D. C. (2009). The Why of learning. Educational Psychologist, 44, 198-201.

Geary, D. C. (in press). The evolved mind and scientific discovery. In J. Shrager & S. M. Carver

(Eds.), From child to scientist: Mechanisms of learning and development. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (2009). Evolution of general fluid intelligence. In S. M. Platek & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Foundations in evolutionary cognitive neuroscience (pp. 22-56). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bailey, D. H, & Geary, D. C. (2009). Hominid brain evolution: Testing climatic, ecological, and
social competition models. Human Nature, 20, 265-279.
Supplementary material

Geary, D. C. (2009). An evolutionary twist on sex, mathematics, and the sciences. In C. Hoff Sommers (Ed.), The science of women in science (pp. 170-189). Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.

Geary, D. C. (2009). Sex differences in reciprocal altruism: Reply to Mower. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 39, 121-124.

Geary, D. C. (2008). An evolutionarily informed education science. Educational Psychologist, 43, 279-295.

Geary, D. C. (2008). Whither Evolutionarily Educational Psychology? Educational Psychologist, 43, 217-226.

Geary, D. C. (2008). Children’s academic development: Where evolution meets culture. Anuario de Psicología, 39, 209-223.

Geary, D. C. (2008). Cognitive development: Biological theories. In E. M. Anderman (Ed.), Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia, Detroit: Macmillan Reference.

Geary, D. C. (2007). An evolutionary perspective on sex differences in mathematics and the sciences. In S. J. Ceci & W. Williams (Eds.), Are sex differences in cognition responsible for the underrepresentation of women in scientific careers? (pp. 173-188). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (2007). Educating the evolved mind: Conceptual foundations for an evolutionary  educational psychology. In J. S. Carlson & J. R. Levin (Eds.), Educating the evolved mind (pp. 1-99, Vol. 2, Psychological perspectives on contemporary educational issues).  Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Geary, D. C. (2007). Educating the Evolved Mind: Reflections and Refinements. In J. S. Carlson & J. R. Levin (Eds.), Educating the evolved mind (pp. 177-203, Vol. 2, Psychological perspectives on contemporary educational issues). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Geary, D. C. (2007). Evolution of fatherhood. In C. Salmon & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Family relationships: An evolutionary perspective (pp. 115-144). New York: Oxford University Press.

Byrd-Craven, J., & Geary, D. C. (2007). Biological and evolutionary contributions to developmental sex differences. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 15 (Supplement 2), 10-20.

Byrd-Craven, J., Geary, D. C., Vigil, J. M., & Hoard, M. K. (2007). One mate or two? Life history traits and reproductive variation in low-income women. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39, 469-480.

Geary, D. C. (2007). An evolutionary perspective on learning disability in mathematics.
Developmental Neuropsychology, 32, 471-519.

Geary, D. C. (2007). The motivation to control and the evolution of general intelligence. In S. Gangestad & J. Simpson (Eds.), The evolution of mind: Fundamental questions and controversies (pp. 305-312). New York: Guilford Publications.

Lie, C., & Geary, D. C. (Eds.) (2007). Evolutionary psychology. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39 (special issue, pp. 381-570).

Lie, C., & Geary, D. C. (2007). The future of psychology: Evolutionary approach to scientific psychology. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39, 381-382.

Geary, D. C. (2007). An integrative model of human brain, cognitive, and behavioral evolution.  Acta Psychological Sinica, 39, 383-397.

Geary, D. C. (2007). Evolution and children’s learning. In F. Santoianni & C. Sabatano (Eds.), Brain development in learning environments: Embodied and perceptual advancements (pp. 16-33). Newcaslte, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Geary, D. C. (Ed.) (2006). Evolutionary developmental psychology. Special issue, Developmental Review, 26. (special issue, pp. 113-276).

Geary, D. C. (2006). Evolutionary developmental psychology: Current status and future directions. Developmental Review, 26, 113-119.

Geary, D. C. (2006). Sex differences in social behavior and cognition: The utility of sexual selection for hypothesis generation. Hormones and Behavior, 49, 273-275.

Geary, D. C. (2006). Innate sex differences supported by untypical fatalities: Comment. Chance,19, 16-17.

Vigil, J. M., Geary, D. C., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2006). Trade-offs in low income women’s preferences for long-term and short-term mates: Within-sex differences in reproductive strategy. Human Nature, 17, 319-336.

Vigil, J. M., & Geary, D. C. (2006). Family and community background and variation in women’s life history development. Journal of Family Psychology, 20.

Geary, D. C. (2006). Sexual selection and the evolution of human sex differences. Psihologijske teme, 15, 203-238. [Croatian journal Psychological Topics].

Geary, D. C. (2006). An evolutionary perspective on sexual and intimate relationships. In R. D. McAnulty & M. M. Burnette (Eds.), Sex and sexuality (pp. 67-86). New York: Praeger.

Geary, D. C. (2006). Die Entwicklung des menschlichen Wissens [The evolution of human cognition]. In P. A. Frensch & J. Funke (Eds.), Das deutsche Handbuch der Psychologie [German Handbook of Psychology]. Amsterdam: Springer-Verlag.

Geary, D. C. (2006). Coevolution of paternal investment and cuckoldry in humans. In T. K. Shackelford & S. Platek (Eds.), Female infidelity and paternal uncertainty (pp. 14-34). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Vigil, J. M., Geary, D. C., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2005). A life history assessment of early childhood sexual abuse in women. Developmental Psychology, 41, 553-561.

Geary, D. C. (2005). Evolution of life history trade-offs in mate attractiveness and health: Comment on Weeden and Sabini (2005). Psychological Bulletin, 131, 654-657.

Geary, D. C. (2005). [Review of The evolution of thought: Evolutionary origins of great ape intelligence by A. E. Russon & D. R. Begun]. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26, 206-212 .

Geary, D. C. (2005).  Evolution of paternal investment.  In D. M. Buss (Ed.), The evolutionary psychology handbook (pp. 483-505).  Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons.

Geary, D. C. (2005). The road to monogamy: Evolutionary pathways and proximate detours. [Review of Monogamy: Mating strategies in birds, humans and other mammals by U. H. Reichard & C. Boesch Editors]. Theoretical Primatology Project, http://www.robertwilliams.org/tpp/tppreviews.html.

Geary, D. C. (2005). Folk knowledge and academic learning. In B. J. Ellis & D. F. Bjorklund (Eds.), Origins of the social mind (pp. 493-519). New York: Guilford Publications.

Geary, D. C. (2005). The origin of mind: Evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [Amazon listing]

Geary, D. C. (2005). The motivation to control and the origin of mind: Exploring the life-mind joint point in the tree of knowledge. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 21-46.

Flinn, M. V., Geary, D. C., & Ward, C. V. (2005). Ecological dominance, social competition, and coalitionary arms races: Why humans evolved extraordinary intelligence. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26, 10-46.

 Geary, D. C. (2004). [Review of Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions. Edited by Clara B. Jones]. American Journal of Human Biology, 16, 176-178.

(longer version) Geary, D. C. (2004).  Why to the birds and bees do it?  In D. Rothenberg & W. J. Pryor (Eds.), Writing the future:  Progress and evolution (pp. 51-58). Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.

Geary, D. C. (2004). Evolution and cognitive development. In R. Burgess & K. MacDonald (Eds.), Evolutionary perspectives on human development (pp. 99-133). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 Geary, D. C., Vigil, J., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2004). Evolution of human mate choice. Journal of Sex Research, 41, 27-42.

 Geary, D. C., Byrd-Craven, J., Hoard, M. K., Vigil, J., & Numtee, C. (2003). Evolution and development of boys’ social behavior. Developmental Review, 23, 444-470.

Geary, D. C. (2003). Evolution and development of folk knowledge: Implications for children’s learning. Infancia y Aprendizaje, 26, 287-308.

 Geary, D. C. & Huffman, K. J. (2002). Brain and cognitive evolution: Forms of modularity and functions of mind. Psychological Bulletin, 128, 667-698.

Geary, D. C. (2002). Sexual selection and human life history. In R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior (Vol 30, pp. 41-101). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 Geary, D. C., & Flinn, M. V. (2002). Sex differences in behavioral and hormonal response to social threat: Commentary on Taylor et al. (2000). Psychological Review, 109, 745-750.

 Geary, D. C. (2002). Principles of evolutionary educational psychology. Learning and Individual Differences, 12, 317-345.

Geary, D. C. (2002). Sexual selection and sex differences in social cognition. In A. V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi & R. De Lisi (Eds.), Biology, society, and behavior: The development of sex differences in cognition (pp. 23-53). Greenwich, CT: Ablex/Greenwood.

Geary, D. C. (2002). Developmental theory: Evolutionary approach. In J. W. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Education (second edition). New York: Macmillan Reference.

 Geary, D. C. (2001). Evolutionary theory and education. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 5024-5028). Amsterdam: Pergamon

 Geary, D. C., & Flinn, M. V. (2001). Evolution of human parental behavior and the human family. Parenting: Science and Practice, 1, 5-61.

Geary, D. C., & DeSoto, M., C. (2001). Sex differences in spatial abilities among adults from the United States and China: Implications for evolutionary theory. Evolution and Cognition, 7, 172-177.

Geary, D. C., DeSoto, M. C., Hoard, M. K., Sheldon, M. S., & Cooper, L. (2001). Estrogens and relationship jealousy. Human Nature, 12, 299-320.

Geary, D. C. (2001). Darwinism, schooling, and mathematics: How an understanding of evolution can inform instructional practices. In T. Loveless (Ed.), Curriculum wars: Alternative approaches to reading and mathematics (pp. 85-107). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Geary, D. C. (2000). Evolution and proximate expression of human paternal investment. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 55-77.

 Geary, D. C., & Bjorklund, D. F. (2000). Evolutionary developmental psychology. Child Development, 71, 57-65.

MacDonald, K., & Geary, D. C. (2000). g and Darwinian algorithms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 685-686.

Geary, D. C. (1999). Evolution and developmental sex differences. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 8, 115-120.

Reprinted in Junn, E. N., & Boyatzis, C. J. (Eds.)(2000/2001). Annual editions: Child growth and development 00/01 (01/02, 02/03) (pp. 29-32). Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.

Geary, D. C. (1998). Male, female: The evolution of human sex differences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (1998). Sexual selection, the division of labor and the evolution of sex differences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 444-448.

Geary, D. C. (1998). What is the function of mind and brain? Educational Psychology Review, 10, 377-387.

Geary, D. C., & Lin, J. (1998). Numerical cognition: Age-related differences in the speed of executing biologically-primary and biologically-secondary processes. Experimental Aging Research, 24, 101-137.

(full text) Geary, D. C. (1998). Functional organization of the human mind: Implications for behavioral genetic research. Human Biology, 70, 185-198.

Geary, D. C., Hamson, C. O., Chen, G. P., Liu, F., & Hoard, M. K. (1998). A biocultural model of academic development. In S. G. Paris & H. M. Wellman (Eds.), Global prospects for education: Development, culture and schooling (pp. 13-43). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Geary, D. C. (1996). Sexual selection and sex differences in mathematical abilities. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 229-284.

Geary, D. C. (1996). On the biology and politics of cognitive sex differences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 267-277.

Geary, D. C. (1996). Biology, culture, and cross-national differences in arithmetical ability. In R. J. Sternberg & T. Ben-Zeev (Eds.), The nature of mathematical thinking (pp. 145-171). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Geary, D. C. (1996). The evolution of cognition and the social construction of knowledge. American Psychologist, 51, 265-266.

Geary, D. C. (1996). Response: A biosocial framework for studying cognitive sex differences. Learning and Individual Differences, 8, 53-58.

Geary, D. C. (1995). Reflections of evolution and culture in children's cognition: Implications for mathematical development and instruction. American Psychologist, 50, 24-37.

Geary, D. C. (1995). Sexual selection and sex differences in spatial cognition. Learning and Individual Differences, 7, 289-301.

Geary, D. C., Rumsey, M., Bow-Thomas, C. C., & Hoard, M. K. (1995). Sexual jealousy as a facultative trait: Evidence from the pattern of sex differences in adults from China and the United States. Ethology and Sociobiology, 16, 355-383.

Geary, D. C. (1992). Evolution of human cognition: Potential relationship to the ontogenetic development of behavior and cognition. Evolution and Cognition, 1, 93-100.

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