Daniel M.T. Fessler
Ph.D., UC San Diego, 1995
Office: 390 Haines Hall
341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Evolutionary psychology, biological anthropology; emotions, cooperation, aggression, social control, risk taking, ingestive and reproductive behaviors, morality, cultural evolution; Indonesia.
(Recent publications listed below; for a more complete list of publications, as well as access to full-text documents, click on "Homepage" above)
Fessler, D.M.T., Tiokhin, L.B., Holbrook, C., Gervais, M.M., and Snyder, J.K. (2014) Foundations of the Crazy Bastard Hypothesis: Nonviolent physical risk-taking enhances conceptualized formidability. Evolution & Human Behavior 35(1):26-33.
Fessler, D.M.T., Holbrook, C., and Gervais, M.M. (in press) Men’s physical strength moderates conceptualizations of prospective foes in two disparate societies. Human Nature.
Fessler, D.M.T. and Holbrook, C. (2013) Friends shrink foes: The presence of comrades decreases the envisioned physical formidability of an opponent. Psychological Science 24(5):797-802.
Amir, D. and Fessler, D.M.T. (2013) Boots for Achilles: Progesterone's reduction of cholesterol is a second-order adaptation. Quarterly Review of Biology 88(2):97-116.
Fessler, D.M.T. and Holbrook, C.P (2013) Bound to lose: Physical incapacitation increases the conceptualized size of an antagonist in men. PLOS ONE 8(8):e71306.
Snyder, J.K. and Fessler, D.M.T. (2013) Reexamining individual differences in women’s rape avoidance behaviors. Archives of Sexual Behavior 42(4):543-551.
Gneezy, A. and Fessler, D.M.T. (2012) Conflict, sticks, and carrots: War increases prosocial punishments and rewards. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0805.
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