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. and Holbrook, C. (in press) Friends shrink foes: The presence of comrades decreases the envisioned physical formidability of an opponent. Psychological Science.
Fessler, D.M.T., Holbrook, C., and Snyder, J.K. (2012) Weapons make the man (larger): Formidability is represented as size and strength in humans. PLoS ONE 7(4): e32751. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032751
Fessler, D.M.T. et al. (2012) Testing a postulated case of intersexual selection in humans: The role of foot size in judgments of physical attractiveness and age. Evolution & Human Behavior doi 0.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2011.08.002
Quintelier, K.J.P. & Fessler, D.M.T. (2012) Varying versions of moral relativism: The philosophy and psychology of normative relativism. Biology & Philosophy. doi 10.1007/s10539-011-9270-6.
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.
Fleischman, D.S. and Fessler, D.M.T. (2011) Progesterone's effects on the psychology of disease avoidance: Support for the Compensatory Behavioral Prophylaxis Hypothesis. Hormones and Behavior. doi 0.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.11.014
Snyder, J.K., Fessler, D.M.T., Tiokhin, L., Frederick, D.A., Lee, S.W., and Navarrete, C.D. (2011) Trade-offs in a dangerous world: Women's fear of crime predicts preferences for aggressive and formidable mates. Evolution & Human Behavior 32(2):127-137.
Schnall, S., Roper, J., and Fessler, D.M.T. (2010) Elevation leads to altruistic behavior, above and beyond general positive affect. Psychological Science 21(3)315-320.
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