Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Language and music are peculiar human behaviors. We spend a large portion of our lives speaking, reading, processing speech, performing music and listening to tunes. At the same time, we still know very little as to why and how these structured behaviors emerged...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3366v1
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Increasing empirical research shows a deep connection between timing processes and neural processing of social information. An integrative theoretical framework for prospective studies in humans was recently proposed, linking timing to sociality. A similar framework...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3275v1
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In a recent paper, Beall, Hofer, and Schaller (2016) use observational time series data to test the hypothesis that the 2014 Ebola outbreak influenced the 2014 U.S. Federal Elections. They find substantial associations between online search volume for Ebola and...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2165v2
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Paternity uncertainty seems to have shaped humans' differential investment in kin. I examined sex differences in communication among nuclear kin to expand inquiry on this matter and address some methodological limitations in prior work. I analyzed data from national...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.647v2
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Over the past 20 years, the study of personality has blossomed within primatology. Rating inventories have been extensively used across species to identify personality factor structures for different species. Chimpanzees share a common six-factor structure, composed...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1916v2
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Aim: The etiology of pregnancy denial remains poorly understood. Neither necessary nor sufficient conditions can be synthesized from the risk factors identified from psychological analyses. In accordance with clinical observations, we aim to explain denial of pregnancy...

["Evolutionary Studies","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women's Health","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1853v1
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Aim: A woman in denial of pregnancy is pregnant but remains unaware of her gravid state. In the case of a false pregnancy; the woman is not pregnant but believes she is and presents signs and symptoms of pregnancy. These syndromes correspond to opposite contradictions...

["Evolutionary Studies","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1761v1
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From etiologic, clinical or public health perspectives, differences in psychosocial stress responses remain a huge scientific and medical challenge. We address the customization of psychosocial stress responses in humans by considering our dual character of independent...

["Evolutionary Studies","Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1116v1
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Background: A study by White et al. found that population disease burden predicted preference for attractive politicians in U.S. congressional elections. Aim: We aimed to replicate this finding using data from the United Kingdom. Method: We regressed rated sexiness...

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.804v1
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Many species employ conditional strategies for reproduction or survival. In other words, each individual “chooses” one of two or more possible phenotypes to maximize survival or reproductive advantage given specific ecological niche conditions (e.g., Moran, 1992)....

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.347v1
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Background. Parental absences in childhood are often associated with accelerated reproductive maturity in humans. These results are counterintuitive for evolutionary social scientists because reductions in parental investment should be detrimental for offspring,...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.345v1
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Large-scale human groups cannot rely on shared genetic interests or dyadic reciprocity to ensure social cohesion as genetic similarity is low and indirect reciprocity is rife; nevertheless, such societies continue to cohere, due to the evolution of novel regulatory...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.321v1
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Socioeconomic gradients in health behaviour are pervasive and well documented. Yet, there is little consensus on their causes. Behavioural ecological theory predicts that, if people of lower socioeconomic position (SEP) perceive greater personal extrinsic mortality...

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.29v2
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Many studies have shown that adverse experience in early life is associated with accelerated reproductive timing in humans. There are two different classes of adaptive explanation for such associations. Both can be seen as predictive adaptive responses (PARs)....

["Anthropology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.23v1
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