Douglas Kenrick

President's Professor

  • 9590 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
1976 …2020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Research Output

2020

Discovering the Next Big Question in Evolutionary Psychology: A Few Guidelines

Kenrick, D. T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation

Ko, A., Pick, C. M., Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. E. W., Neel, R., Peysha, M., Boonyasiriwat, W., Brandstätter, E., Crispim, A. C., Cruz, J. E., David, D., David, O. A., de Felipe, R. P., Fetvadjiev, V. H., Fischer, R., Galdi, S., Galindo, O., Golovina, G. & 27 others, Gomez-Jacinto, L., Graf, S., Grossmann, I., Gul, P., Hamamura, T., Han, S., Hitokoto, H., Hřebíčková, M., Johnson, J. L., Karl, J. A., Malanchuk, O., Murata, A., Na, J., O, J., Rizwan, M., Roth, E., Salgado, S. A. S., Samoylenko, E., Savchenko, T., Sevincer, A. T., Stanciu, A., Suh, E. M., Talhelm, T., Uskul, A. K., Uz, I., Zambrano, D. & Kenrick, D. T., Jan 1 2020, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 15, 1, p. 173-201 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2019

Is Nothing Sacred? Religion, Sex, and Reproductive Strategies

Moon, J. W., Krems, J. A., Cohen, A. B. & Kenrick, D. T., Aug 1 2019, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science. 28, 4, p. 361-365 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Moving beyond unwise replication practices: The case of romantic motivation

Sundie, J. M., Beal, D. J., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 148, 4, p. e1-e11

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

4 Scopus citations
2018

The behavioral ecology of cultural psychological variation

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., Oct 2018, In : Psychological review. 125, 5, p. 714-743 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

The science of antiscience thinking

Kenrick, D., Cohen, A. B., Neuberg, S. L. & Cialdini, R. B., Jun 19 2018, In : Scientific American. 319, 1, p. 36-41 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2 Scopus citations
2017

Evolution and human motivation: A fundamental motives framework

Schaller, M., Kenrick, D., Neel, R. & Neuberg, S., Jun 1 2017, In : Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 11, 6, e12319.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Individual Perceptions of Self-Actualization: What Functional Motives Are Linked to Fulfilling One’s Full Potential?

Krems, J. A., Kenrick, D. & Neel, R., Sep 1 2017, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 43, 9, p. 1337-1352 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Self-Actualization, Human Nature, and Global Social Problems: I. Foundations

Kenrick, D., Oct 27 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Society. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

The crowded life is a slow life: Population density and life history strategy

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., May 2017, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 112, 5, p. 736-754 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations
2016

Women selectively guard their (desirable) mates from ovulating women

Krems, J. A., Neel, R., Neuberg, S., Puts, D. A. & Kenrick, D., Apr 1 2016, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 110, 4, p. 551-573 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
2015

Evolutionary Social Psychology

Kenrick, D., Mar 26 2015, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 460-462 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Evolutionary Social Psychology

Kenrick, D., Maner, J. K. & Li, N. P., Sep 8 2015, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. John Wiley and Sons Ltd., p. 803-827 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Scopus citations

Individual Differences in Fundamental Social Motives

Neel, R., Kenrick, D., White, A. E. & Neuberg, S., Sep 14 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

76 Scopus citations

Is She Angry? (Sexually Desirable) Women “See” Anger on Female Faces

Krems, J. A., Neuberg, S., Filip-Crawford, G. & Kenrick, D., Nov 1 2015, In : Psychological Science. 26, 11, p. 1655-1663 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Life history, fundamental motives, and sexual competition

Kenrick, D. & Griskevicius, V., Feb 1 2015, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 1, p. 40-44 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations
2014

Selfish goals serve more fundamental social and biological goals

Becker, D. & Kenrick, D., Apr 2014, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37, 2, p. 137-138 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations
2013

Beauty at the Ballot Box: Disease Threats Predict Preferences for Physically Attractive Leaders

White, A. E., Kenrick, D. & Neuberg, S., Dec 2013, In : Psychological Science. 24, 12, p. 2429-2436 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Evolutionary consumer psychology: Ask not what you can do for biology, but...

Kenrick, D., Saad, G. & Griskevicius, V., Jul 1 2013, In : Journal of Consumer Psychology. 23, 3, p. 404-409 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Evolution is the new cognition

Kenrick, D., Jan 1 2013, Evolution and Social Psychology. Taylor and Francis, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations

From the bedroom to the budget deficit: Mate competition changes men's attitudes toward economic redistribution

White, A. E., Kenrick, D., Neel, R. & Neuberg, S., Dec 1 2013, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 105, 6, p. 924-940 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Fundamental motives: How evolutionary needs influence consumer behavior

Griskevicius, V. & Kenrick, D., Jul 1 2013, In : Journal of Consumer Psychology. 23, 3, p. 372-386 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

138 Scopus citations

Men and Women Are Only as Different as They Look!

Kenrick, D., Jul 1 2013, In : Psychological Inquiry. 24, 3, p. 202-206 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket: Life-History Strategies, Bet Hedging, and Diversification

White, A. E., Li, Y. J., Griskevicius, V., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., May 2013, In : Psychological Science. 24, 5, p. 715-722 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations
2012

A history of evolutionary social psychology

Kenrick, D. T. & Cohen, A. B., Jan 1 2012, Handbook of the History of Social Psychology. Taylor and Francis, p. 101-122 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Economic decision biases and fundamental motivations: How mating and self-protection alter loss aversion

Li, Y. J., Kenrick, D., Griskevicius, V. & Neuberg, S., Mar 1 2012, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 102, 3, p. 550-561 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations

Economic subselves: Fundamental motives and deep rationality

Kenrick, D., Li, Y. J., White, A. E. & Neuberg, S., Jan 1 2012, Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior. Taylor and Francis, p. 23-44 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations

Evolutionary Social Psychology

Kenrick, D. & Li, Y. J., Jan 1 2012, Encyclopedia of Human Behavior: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 125-131 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Evolutionary theory and human social behavior

Kenrick, D., Jan 1 2012, Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology: Volume 1. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 11-31 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

7 Scopus citations

Human evolution and social cognition

Schaller, M., Park, J. H. & Kenrick, D., Sep 18 2012, Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations

The world's (truly) oldest profession: Social influence in evolutionary perspective

Sundie, J. M., Cialdini, R. B., Griskevicius, V. & Kenrick, D., Jul 1 2012, In : Social Influence. 7, 3, p. 134-153 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

When nasty breeds nice: Threats of violence amplify agreeableness at national, individual, and situational levels

White, A. E., Kenrick, D., Li, Y. J., Mortensen, C. R., Neuberg, S. & Cohen, A., Oct 1 2012, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 103, 4, p. 622-634 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Who expressed what emotion? Men grab anger, women grab happiness

Neel, R., Becker, D., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., Mar 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48, 2, p. 583-586 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2011

A single self-deceived or several subselves divided?

Kenrick, D. & White, A. E., Feb 1 2011, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 34, 1, p. 29-30 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations

How the mind warps: A social evolutionary perspective on cognitive processing disjunctions

Kenrick, D., Delton, A. W., Robertson, T. E., Becker, D. & Neuberg, S., Jan 1 2011, Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition. Taylor and Francis, p. 49-68 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations

Human threat management systems: Self-protection and disease avoidance

Neuberg, S., Kenrick, D. & Schaller, M., Mar 2011, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 35, 4, p. 1042-1051 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

217 Scopus citations

Peacocks, Porsches, and Thorstein Veblen: Conspicuous Consumption as a Sexual Signaling System

Sundie, J. M., Kenrick, D., Griskevicius, V., Tybur, J. M., Vohs, K. D. & Beal, D. J., Apr 1 2011, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 100, 4, p. 664-680 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

217 Scopus citations

Signal detection on the battlefield: Priming self-protection vs. revenge-mindedness differentially modulates the detection of enemies and allies

Becker, D., Mortensen, C. R., Ackerman, J. M., Shapiro, J. R., Anderson, U. S., Sasaki, T., Maner, J. K., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., Sep 1 2011, In : PloS one. 6, 9, e23929.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Universal mechanisms and cultural diversity: Replacing the blank slate with a coloring book

Kenrick, D., Nieuweboer, S. & Buun, A. P., Jan 1 2011, Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind. Taylor and Francis, p. 257-272 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

12 Scopus citations
2010

Goal-driven cognition and functional behavior: The fundamental-motives framework

Kenrick, D., Neuberg, S., Griskevicius, V., Becker, D. & Schaller, M., 2010, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science. 19, 1, p. 63-67 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

101 Scopus citations

Infection breeds reticence: The effects of disease salience on self-perceptions of personality and behavioral avoidance tendencies

Mortensen, C. R., Becker, D., Ackerman, J. M., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., 2010, In : Psychological Science. 21, 3, p. 440-447 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

133 Scopus citations

I only have eyes for you: Ovulation redirects attention (but not memory) to attractive men

Anderson, U. S., Perea, E. F., Becker, D., Ackerman, J. M., Shapiro, J. R., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 5, p. 804-808 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations

Mating competitors increase religious beliefs

Li, Y. J., Cohen, A., Weeden, J. & Kenrick, D., Mar 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 2, p. 428-431 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

More Memory Bang for the Attentional Buck: Self-Protection Goals Enhance Encoding Efficiency for Potentially Threatening Males

Vaughn Becker, D., Anderson, U. S., Neuberg, S. L., Maner, J. K., Shapiro, J. R., Ackerman, J. M., Schaller, M. & Kenrick, D. T., 2010, In : Social Psychological and Personality Science. 1, 2, p. 182-189 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations

Pyramid power: A reply to commentaries

Schaller, M., Neuberg, S., Griskevicius, V. & Kenrick, D., May 2010, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 5, 3, p. 335-337 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Renovating the pyramid of needs: Contemporary extensions built upon ancient foundations

Kenrick, D., Griskevicius, V., Neuberg, S. & Schaller, M., May 2010, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 5, 3, p. 292-314 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

437 Scopus citations

When Adaptations Go Awry: Functional and Dysfunctional Aspects of Social Anxiety

Maner, J. K. & Kenrick, D., 2010, In : Social Issues and Policy Review. 4, 1, p. 111-142 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations
2009

Aggress to Impress: Hostility as an Evolved Context-Dependent Strategy

Griskevicius, V., Tybur, J. M., Gangestad, S. W., Perea, E. F., Shapiro, J. R. & Kenrick, D., May 1 2009, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 96, 5, p. 980-994 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

175 Scopus citations

A pox on the mind: Disjunction of attention and memory in the processing of physical disfigurement

Ackerman, J. M., Becker, D., Mortensen, C. R., Sasaki, T., Neuberg, S. & Kenrick, D., May 2009, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 45, 3, p. 478-485 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Scopus citations

Cooperative courtship: Helping friends raise and raze relationship barriers

Ackerman, J. M. & Kenrick, D., Oct 2009, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 35, 10, p. 1285-1300 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations