Douglas Kenrick

Professor

  • 8871 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
1976 …2021
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Research Output 1976 2019

  • 8871 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
  • 113 Article
  • 15 Chapter
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 2 Letter
2019

Is Nothing Sacred? Religion, Sex, and Reproductive Strategies

Moon, J. W., Krems, J. A., Cohen, A. & Kenrick, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Religion and Sex
Religion
Social Welfare
Life Style
Motivation
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research
Meta-Analysis
Students
Psychology
2018
12 Citations (Scopus)

The Behavioral Ecology of Cultural Psychological Variation

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., Apr 23 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychological Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecology
Psychology
Social Mobility
Research
Sex Ratio

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

2017
14 Citations (Scopus)

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

Individuality
Cognition
Motivation
12 Citations (Scopus)

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

Pleasure
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Research
Life History Traits
Drive

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

Social Problems
biology
social science
19 Citations (Scopus)

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

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., Jan 2 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

population density
Population Density
Marriage
Research
Population
2016
14 Citations (Scopus)

Women Selectively Guard Their (Desirable) Mates From Ovulating Women

Krems, J. A., Neel, R., Neuberg, S., Puts, D. A. & Kenrick, D., Jan 14 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Fertility
fertility
threat
Menstrual Cycle
2015
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Social Psychology
Psychology
Mental Processes
Systems Theory
History

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

social psychology
social behavior
social science
personality psychology
evolutionary theory
55 Citations (Scopus)

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

Individuality
Personality
Motivation
personality traits
Life Change Events
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Anger
Aggression
Cognition
Emotions
1 Citation (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

Shrews
Madagascar
Sex Characteristics
Vertebrates
Life History Traits
2014
1 Citation (Scopus)

Selfish goals serve more fundamental social and biological goals

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

civil defense
Reproduction
stimulus
Life History Traits
Prediction
2013
29 Citations (Scopus)

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

Beauty
Politics
Cues
Research Personnel
Threat
13 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Mental Processes
Automatic Data Processing
Information Systems
Consumer psychology
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cognition
13 Citations (Scopus)

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 2013, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 105, 6, p. 924-940 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

budget deficit
Budgets
redistribution
Economics
economics
108 Citations (Scopus)

Fundamental motives: How evolutionary needs influence consumer behavior

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Sciences
Research
Consumer Behavior
Consumer behaviour
Evolutionary

Men and Women Are Only as Different as They Look!

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

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

Social Class
Mortality
Resource Allocation
Cues
Oxidative Stress
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

Social Psychology
Psychology
Empirical Research
Social Facilitation
History
53 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

civil defense
Economics
trend
economics
threat
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

Economics

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

Social Psychology
Zoology
Anthropology
Social Behavior
Ecology
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

evolutionary theory
social behavior
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cognition
Social Psychology
Social Environment
Ecology
Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
Lenses
Psychology
18 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 103, 4, p. 622-634 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Violence
threat
violence
Military
large family
9 Citations (Scopus)

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

Expressed Emotion
Happiness
Anger
happiness
anger
2011
3 Citations (Scopus)

A single self-deceived or several subselves divided?

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

190 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

Cues
Genetic Fitness
Emotions
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research
177 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 100, 4, p. 664-680 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economics
economic behavior
experiment
resources
economics
15 Citations (Scopus)

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

Signal detection
Ecology
Cues
Arabs
Facial Expression
12 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cultural Diversity
2010
85 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cognition
Social Behavior
Arousal
Motivation
Research
117 Citations (Scopus)

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

Self Concept
Personality
Infection
Reward
Immune System
46 Citations (Scopus)

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

Ovulation
30 Citations (Scopus)

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

Religion
experiment
Cues
Control Groups
Group
27 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Efficiency
Aptitude
Fear
Recognition (Psychology)
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

383 Citations (Scopus)

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

Behavioral Sciences
Empirical Research
Anthropology
Cognition
Motivation
19 Citations (Scopus)

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

Anxiety
Psychological Adaptation
anxiety
Psychology
Social Distance
2009
160 Citations (Scopus)

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 2009, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 96, 5, p. 980-994 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hostility
Aggression
aggression
Women's Rights
aggressive behavior
88 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cues
stigmatization
contagious disease
heuristics
Disease
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

Courtship
Social Environment
Cooperative Behavior
Research
61 Citations (Scopus)

Deep rationality: The evolutionary economics of decision making

Kenrick, D., Griskevicius, V., Sundie, J. M., Li, N. P., Li, Y. J. & Neuberg, S., Oct 2009, In : Social Cognition. 27, 5, p. 764-785 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Budgets
Decision Making
Economics
Psychology
Costs and Cost Analysis
118 Citations (Scopus)

Fear and loving in las vegas: Evolution, emotion, and persuasion

Griskevicius, V., Goldstein, N. J., Mortensen, C. R., Sundie, J. M., Cialdini, R. B. & Kenrick, D., Jun 2009, In : Journal of Marketing Research. 46, 3, p. 384-395 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Las Vegas
Emotion
Heuristics
Persuasion
Arousal