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Tybur, J. & Navarrete, C.D. (in press). Interrupting bias in social psychology: Evolutionary psychology as a guide. In Forgas, J., & Jessum, L., Eds., Frontiers in Social Psychology Series: The Politics of Social Psychology, Psychology Press: NY. PDF


* Holbrook, C., Fessler, D., & Navarrete, C.D. (2016). Looming large in others' eyes: Racial stereotypes illuminate dual adaptations for representing threat versus prestige as physical size. Evolution & Human Behavior, 37, 67-78. [Impact Factor: 3.65.]  PDF


Hoffman, M., Yoel, E. & Navarrete, C.D. (2016). Game theory and morality. In Shackelford, T. & Hansen, R. (Eds.). Evolution of Morality. Springer: NY. pp. 289-316. PDF


* McDonald, M., Cesario, J., Donnellan, B., & Navarrete, C.D. (2015). Mate choice preferences in an intergroup context: Evidence for a threat-management system among women. Evolution & Human Behavior, 36, 438–445. [Impact Factor: 3.65.]  PDF


* McDonald, M. & Navarrete, C.D. (2015). Examining the link between conception risk and intergroup bias: The importance of conceptual coherence. [Peer-reviewed commentary] Psychological Science, 26, 253-255. [Impact Factor: 4.43].  PDF


Tybur, J., & Navarrete, C.D. (2015). When theory trumps ideology: Lessons from evolutionary

psychology. [Commentary on “Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science.” by Duarte, J., Crawford, J. Stern, C., Haidt, J., Jussim, L., & Tetlock, P.] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 40-41.  [Impact Factor: 20.77]  PDF


* Molapour T., Golkar A., Navarrete C.D., Haaker J., & Olsson A. (2015). Neural correlates of biased fear learning and interaction in an intergroup context. NeuroImage, 121,171-183. [Impact Factor: 6.36]  PDF


* Fessler, D., Pisor, A., & Navarrete, C.D. (2014). Negatively-biased credulity and the cultural evolution of beliefs. Plos One, 9(4), 1-8. [Impact Factor: 3.23] PDF


* Cesario, J. & Navarrete, C.D. (2014). Perceptual bias in threat distance: The critical roles of ingroup support and target evaluations in defensive threat regulation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 12-17. [Impact Factor: 2.56]   PDF


Navarrete, C.D. & McDonald, M. (2014). Sexual selection and the psychology of intergroup conflict. In Shackelford, T. & Hansen, R. (Eds.). Evolution of Violence. Springer: NY. pp. 99-116. PDF


Navarrete, C.D. & Tybur, J. (2013). The psychology of intergroup prejudice from an  adaptationist perspective. In Stangor, C., & Crandall, C. (Eds.), Stereotyping and Prejudice, Frontiers in Social Psychology Book Series, Psychology Press: NY. PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Mott, M., & Asher, B. (2012). Virtual morality: Emotion and action in a simulated 3-D “trolley problem.” Emotion, 12(2), 364-70. [Impact Factor: 3.38].



* Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Asher, B., Yokota, K., Olsson, A., Kerr, N., & Sidanius, J. (2012). Fear is readily associated with an out-group face in a minimal group context. Evolution & Human Behavior, 22(5), 590-593. [Impact Factor: 3.65.]   PDF


Navarrete, C.D. & McDonald, M. (2012). Faustian bargains for minorities within group-based  hierarchies. [Commentary on "Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem and is getting us to like one another more the solution?" by Dixon et al.], 36(2), Behavioral & Brain Sciences. [Impact Factor: 20.77]  PDF


* McDonald, M., Navarrete, C.D., & van Vugt, M. (2012). Evolution and the psychology of intergroup conflict: The “warrior male” hypothesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 367(1589), 670-679. [Impact Factor: 6.05]. PDF


* McDonald, M., Donnellan, B., & Navarrete, C.D. (2012). A life history approach to understanding the Dark Triad. Personality & Individual Differences, 52(5), 601-605. [Impact Factor: 1.95]. PDF


Navarrete, C.D. (2012). Coping with germs and people: Investigating the link between pathogen  threat and human social cognition. [Commentary on “Parasite-stress promotes in-group assortative sociality,” by Fincher, C. & Thornhill, R.] Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 35(1), 89-90.  [Impact Factor: 20.77]  PDF


* McDonald, M., Asher, B., Kerr, N., & Navarrete, C.D. (2011). Fertility and intergroup bias in racial and in minimal group contexts: Evidence for shared architecture. Psychological Science, 22(7), 860-865. [Impact Factor: 4.43]. PDF


* Snyder, J., Fessler, D., Tiokhin, L., Frederick, D., Lee, S., & 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, 127–137. [Impact Factor: 3.65.] PDF


Navarrete, C.D. (2011). Intergroup bias as a natural phenomenon. In Wang, X.T & Yang-Jie, S. (Eds.), Thus Speak Evolutionary Psychologists. Peking University Press: Beijing, China. pp. 114-123.  PDF


McDonald, M., Sidanius, J., & Navarrete, C. (2011). Developing a theory of gendered prejudice: An evolutionary and social dominance perspective. In Kramer, R., Leonardelli, A., & Livingston, R., (Eds.), Social Cognition, Social Identity, and Intergroup Relations: A Festschrift in Honor of Marilynn Brewer. Psychology Press Festschrift Series, Taylor and Francis; pp. 189-220.  PDF


* Cesario, J., Plaks, S., Hagiwara, N., Navarrete, C.D., & Higgins, T. (2010). The ecology of automaticity: How situational contingencies shape action semantics and social behavior. Psychological Science, 20(9), 1311-17. [Impact Factor: 4.43]. PDF


* Santos Fleischman, D., Navarrete, C.D., & Fessler D. (2010). Oral contraceptives suppress  ovarian hormone production. [Peer-reviewed commentary] Psychological Science, 21, 750-751. [Impact Factor: 4.43].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Mott, M., Cesario, J., & Sapolsky, R. (2010). Fertility and race perception predict voter preference for Barack Obama. Evolution & Human Behavior, 31(6), 391-99. [Impact Factor: 3.65.]  PDF


* Tybur, J., Merriman, L., Caldwell Hooper, A., McDonald, M., & Navarrete, C.D. (2010). Extending the behavioral immune system to political psychology: Are political conservatism and disgust sensitivity really related? Evolutionary Psychology, 8(4), 599-616. . [Impact Factor: 1.39].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Molina, L., & Sidanius, J. (2010). Prejudice at the nexus of race and gender: An out-group male target hypothesis. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 98(6), 933-45. [Impact Factor: 5.03].  PDF


* Settles, I., Navarrete, C.D., Pagano, S., Abdou, C. & Sidanius, J. (2010). Depression and ethnic identity among African-American women. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(2), 248-255. [Impact Factor: 1.56].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., Fessler, D. Santos Fleischman, D., & Geyer, J. (2009). Race bias tracks conception risk across the menstrual cycle. Psychological Science, 20, 661-665. [Impact Factor: 4.43]. PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., Olsson, A., Ho, A., Mendes, W., Thomsen, L., & Sidanius, J. (2009). Fear extinction to an out-group face: The role of target gender. Psychological Science, 20(2), 155-158. [Impact Factor: 4.43].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., Fessler, D., & Eng, S. (2007). Increased ethnocentrism in the first trimester of pregnancy. Evolution & Human Behavior, 28(1), 60-65. [Impact Factor: 3.65.].  PDF


* Kirkpatrick, L. & Navarrete, C.D. (2006). Target Article: ‘Reports of my death anxiety have been greatly exaggerated’: A critique of terror management theory from an evolutionary perspective. Psychological Inquiry, 17(4), 288-298. [Impact Factor: 6.20].  PDF


* Sidanius, J., Mitchell, M., Haley, H., & Navarrete, C.D. (2006). Support for harsh criminal sanctions, legitimizing ideologies, and Social Dominance Orientation, Social Justice Research, 19(4), 433-449.  [Impact Factor: 1.17].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D. & Fessler, D. (2006). Disease avoidance and ethnocentrism: The effects of disease vulnerability and disgust sensitivity on intergroup attitudes, Evolution & Human Behavior, 27(4), 270-282. [Impact Factor: 3.65.].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D. (2005). Mortality concerns and other adaptive challenges: The effects of coalition-relevant challenges on worldview defense in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 8(4), 411-427. [Impact Factor: 1.55]. PDF


* Navarrete, C.D. & Fessler, D. (2005). Normative bias and adaptive challenges: A relational approach to coalitional psychology and a critique of terror management theory. Evolutionary Psychology, 3, 297-325. [Impact Factor: 1.55]. PDF


* Fessler, D., Eng, S., and Navarrete, C.D. (2005). Elevated disgust sensitivity in the first trimester of pregnancy: Evidence supporting the compensatory prophylaxis hypothesis. Evolution & Human Behavior, 26(4), 344-351. [Impact Factor: 3.65.].  PDF


* Fessler, D. & Navarrete, C.D. (2005). The effect of age on death disgust: A critique of terror management perspectives. Evolutionary Psychology, 3, 276-297. . [Impact Factor: 1.39]. PDF


* Fessler, D., Navarrete, C.D., Hopkins, W., & Izard, M.K. (2005). Examining the terminal investment hypothesis in humans and chimpanzees: Associations among maternal age, parity and birth weight. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 127, 95-104. [Impact Factor: 3.379].  PDF


* Fessler, D. & Navarrete, C.D. (2004). Third-party attitudes towards sibling incest: Evidence for the Westermark hypothesis. Evolution & Human Behavior, 25(5), 277- 294. [Impact Factor: 3.65.].  PDF


* Manson, J., Navarrete, C.D., Silk, J., & Perry, S. (2004). Time-matched grooming by female primates? New analyses from two species. Animal Behaviour, 67, 493-500. [Impact Factor: 3.137].  PDF


* Navarrete, C.D., Kurzban, R., Fessler, D., & Kirkpatrick, L. (2004). Anxiety and intergroup bias: Terror-management or coalitional psychology? Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 7(4), 370-397. [Impact Factor: 1.55].  PDF


* Fessler, D. & Navarrete, C.D. (2003). Domain-specific variation in disgust sensitivity  across the menstrual cycle. Evolution & Human Behavior, 24(6), 406-417. [Impact Factor: 3.65.].  PDF


* Fessler, D. & Navarrete, C.D. (2003). Meat is good to taboo: Dietary proscriptions as a product of the interaction of psychological mechanisms and social processes. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 3(1), 1-40. [Impact Factor: 0.82].  PDF


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