Martie G.Haselton, Ph.D. | University of California, Los Angeles


Papers

Copies of selected papers are provided as reprints for your personal use. 

Selected Publications

  • Pinsof, D. & Haselton, M. G. (in press). The moral divide over same-sex marriage: Reproductive strategies in conflict? Psychological Science. Download PDF.
  • Haselton, M. G. (2015). Comment on Havlicek et al. (2015): Is their perspective really new (or truly parsimonious)? Behavioral Ecology. Advance Online Publication. Download PDF.
  • Haselton, M. G. & Gildersleeve, K. (in press). Human ovulation cues. Current Opinion in Psychology. Download.
  • Gangestad, S. W., Haselton, M. G., Welling, L. M., Gildersleeve, K., Pillsworth, E. G., Burriss, R. Larson, C. M, & Puts, D. M. (in press). How valid are assessments of conception probability in ovulatory cycle research? Evaluations, recommended standards, and theoretical implications. Evolution and Human Behavior. Download PDFSupplementary Material.
  • Fales, M. R., Frederick D. A., Garcia, J. R., Gildersleeve, K. A., Haselton, M. G., & Fisher, H. E. (in press). Mating markets and bargaining hands: Mate preferences for attractiveness and resources in two national U.S. studies. Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Gangestad, S. W. & Haselton, M. G. (2015). Human estrus: Implications for relationship science. (J. Simpson & E. Finkel, Eds., Inaugural Special Issue on Relationships), Current Opinion in Psychology, 1, 45-51. Download PDF.
  • Hahn-Holbrook, J. & Haselton, M. G. (2014). Is postpartum depression a disease of modern civilization? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 395-400. Download PDF.
  • Haselton, M. G., Nettle, D, & Murray, D. (in press). The evolution of cognitive bias. To appear in D. M. Buss (Ed.), The Evolutionary Psychology Handbook, 2nd Edition. Hoboken: Wiley. Download Paper PDF. Table 2 PDF.
  • Gildersleeve, K., Haselton, M. G., & Fales, M. R. (2014). Meta-analysis and p-curves support genuine and robust shifts in women’s mate preferences across the ovulatory cycle: Response to Harris, Pashler, & Mickes (2014) and Wood and Carden (2014). Psychological Bulletin, 5, 1272-1280. Download PDF. Supplementary Material.
  • Fales, M. R. Gildersleeve. K. A., & Haselton, M. G. (2014). Exposure to perceived male rivals raises men’s testosterone on fertile relative to non-fertile days of their partner’s ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior, 65, 454–460. Download PDF
  • Gildersleeve, K., Haselton, M. G., & Fales, M. (2014). Do women’s mate preferences change across the ovulatory cycle? A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 5, 1205-1259. Corrected Proofs: Download PDF. Supplementary Material
  • Holbrook, C., Galperin, A., Fessler, D. M. T., Johnson, K. L., Bryant, G. A., Haselton, M. G. (2014). If looks could kill: Anger judgments are informed by affordances for doing harm. Emotion. Download PDF
  • Lukaszewski, A. W., Larson, C. M., Gildersleeve, K. A. Roney, J. R., & Haselton, M. G. (2014). Support for the condition-dependent calibration hypothesis of men’s short-term mating motivation: Evidence from multiple independent samples. Evolution & Human Behavior. Download PDF  
  • Johnson, D. D. P., Blumstein, D. T., Fowler, J. H., & Haselton, M. G. (2013). The evolution of error: Error management, cognitive constraints, and adaptive decision-making biases. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 10.1016/j.tree.2013.05.014 Download PDF
  • Galperin, A., Fessler, D. M. T., Haselton, M. G., & Johnson, K. L. (2013). Seeing storms behind the clouds: Biases in the attribution of anger. Evolution & Human Behavior. Download PDF 
  • Gilderleeve, K. L., DeBruine, L. Haselton, M. G., Frederick, D. A., Penton-Voak, I. S., Jones, B. C., & Perrett, D. I., (2013. Shifts in women’s mate preferences across the ovulatory cycle: A critique of Harris (2011) and Harris (2012), Sex Roles. Download PDF
  • Griskevicius, V., Haselton, M. G., & Ackerman, J. (in press). Evolution and close relationships. J. Simpson & J. Dovidio (Eds.). APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. American Psychological Association Press. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Galperin, A. (2013). Error management in relationships. In J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.). Handbook of Close Relationships. Oxford University Press. (234-254). Download PDF 
  • Hahn-Holbrook, J., Haselton, M. G., Dunkel Schetter, C., & Glynn, L. (2013). Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternal depressive symptomatology? A prospective study from pregnancy to two years after birth. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16, 411-422. Download PDF
  • Hahn-Holbrook, J., Dunkel Schetter, C., & Haselton, M. G. (2013). Maternal health advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding. To appear in M. Spiers, P. Geller, & J. Kloss (Eds). Women’s Health Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley. (pp. 414-439). Download PDF
  • Galperin, A., Haselton, M. G., Frederick, D. A., Poore, J., von Hippel, W., Gonzaga, G., & Buss, D. M. (2013). Sexual regret: Evidence for evolved sex differences. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Download PDF
  • Larson, C. M., Haselton, M. G., Pillsworth, E. G., & Gildersleeve, K. (2013). Changes in women’s feelings about their romantic relationships across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 128-135. Download PDF.
  • Gildersleeve, K., Haselton, M. G., Larson, C., & Pillsworth, E. G. (2012). Body odor attractiveness as a cue of impending ovulation in women: Evidence from a study using hormone-confirmed ovulation. Hormones and Behavior, 61, 157-166. Download PDF
  • Larson, C., Pillsworth, E. G., & Haselton, M. G. (2012). Ovulatory shifts in women’s attractions to primary partners and other men: Further evidence of the importance of primary partner sexual attractiveness. PLoS one, 7(9): e44456. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044456. Download PDF
  • Galperin, A. & Haselton, M. G. (2012). Error management and the evolution of cognitive bias. To appear in J. P. Forgas, K. Fiedler, & C. Sedikedes (Eds.), Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior. (pp. 45-64). New York: Psychology Press. Download DOC
  • Hahn-Holbrook, J. Holbrook, C. & Haselton, M. G., (2011). Parental precaution: Neurobiologial means and adaptive ends. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 1052-1066. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Gildersleeve, K. (2011). Can men detect ovulation? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 87-92. Download PDF
  • Lieberman, D., Pillsworth, E. G., & Haselton, M. G. (2011). Kin affiliation across the ovulatory cycle: Females avoid fathers when fertile. Psychological Science, 22, 13-18. Download PDF
  • DeBruine, L., Jones, B. C., Frederick, D. A., Haselton, M. G., Penton-Voak, I., & Perrett, D. A. (2010). Evidence for menstrual cycle shifts in women’s preferences for masculinity: A response to Harris (in press) “Menstrual Cycle and Facial Preferences Reconsidered.” Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 768-775. Download PDF
  • Galperin, A. & Haselton, M. G. (2010). Predictors of how often and when people fall in love. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 5-28. Download PDF
  • Bryant, G. A., & Haselton, M. G. (2009). Vocal cues of ovulation in human females. Biology Letters, 5, 12-15. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G., Bryant, G. A., Wilke, A., Frederick, D. A., Galperin, A., Frankenhuis, W., & Moore, T. (2009). Adaptive rationality: An evolutionary perspective on cognitive bias. Social Cognition, 27, 733-763. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G., & Buss, D. M. (2009). Error management theory and the evolution of misbeliefs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 522-523. Download PDF
  • Lieberman, D. L., Haselton, M. G., & von Hippel, W. (2009). Kin selection. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships: Vol. 2 (pp. 954-957). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Download PDF
  • Andrews, P. W., & Gangestad, S. W., Miller, G. F., Haselton, M. G., Thornhill, R., & Neale, M. C. (2008). Sex differences in detecting sexual infidelity: Results of a maximum likelihood method for analyzing the sensitivity of sex differences to underreporting. Human Nature, 19, 347-373. Download PDF
  • Durante, K. M., Li, N. P., & Haselton, M. G. (2008). Changes in women’s choice of dress across the ovulatory cycle: Naturalistic and laboratory task-based evidence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1451-1460. Download PDF
  • Gonzaga, G. & Haselton, M. G. (2008). The evolution of love and long-term bonds. In J. P. Forgas & J. Fitness (Eds). Social Relationships: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes. (pp. 39-54). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Gonzaga, G., Haselton, M. G., Smurda, J., Davies, M. S., & Poore, J. C. (2008). Love, desire, and the suppression of thoughts of romantic alternatives. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 119-126. Download PDF
  • Frederick, D. A. & Haselton, M. G. (2007). Why is muscularity sexy? Tests of the fitness-indicator hypothesis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1167-1183. Download PDF
  • Frederick, D. A., Buchanan, G. M., Sadeghi-Azar, L., Peplau, L. A., Haselton, M. G., Berezovskaya, A., & Lipinski, R. E. (2007). Desiring the muscular ideal: Men’s body satisfaction in the United States, Ukraine, and Ghana. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 8, 103-107. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. (2007). Error management theory. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.),Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 311-312). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G., Mortezaie, M., Pillsworth, E. G., Bleske-Recheck, A. E., & Frederick, D. A. (2007). Ovulation and human female ornamentation: Near ovulation, women dress to impress. Hormones and Behavior, 51, 40-45. Download PDF
  • von Hippel, W. & Haselton, M. G. (2007). Kin selection. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (Vol. 2, p. 519). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Download PDF
  • von Hippel, W., Haselton, M. G., Forgas, J. P. (2007). Evolutionary psychology and social thinking: History, issues, and prospects. In J. P. Forgas, M. G. Haselton, & W. von Hippel (Eds.), Evolutionary psychology and social cognition. New York: Psychology Press. Download PDF
  • Barrett, H. C., Frederick, D. A., Haselton, M. G., & Kurzban, R. (2006). Can manipulations of cognitive load be used to test evolutionary hypotheses? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91(3), 513-518. Download PDF
  • Gangestad, S. G., Haselton, M. G., & Buss, D. M. (2006). Evolutionary foundations of cultural variation: Evoked culture and mate preferences. Target Article: Psychological Inquiry, 17(2), 75-95. Download PDF | ARTICLE COMMENTARIES Download PDF | AUTHORS' RESPONSE Download PDF
  • Gangestad, S. W., Haselton, M. G., & Buss, D. M. (2006). Toward an integrative understanding of evoked and transmitted culture: The importance of specialized psychological design. Psychological Inquiry, 2, 138-151. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Funder, D. (2006). The evolution of accuracy and bias in social judgment. In M. Schaller, D. T. Kenrick, & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), Evolution and social psychology. (pp. 15-37). New York: Psychology Press. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Gangestad, S. W. (2006). Conditional expression of women’s desires and men’s mate guarding across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior, 49, 509-518. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M.G. & Ketelaar, T. (2006). Irrational emotions or emotional wisdom? The evolutionary psychology of emotions and behavior. In J. P. Forgas (Ed.), Hearts and minds: Hearts and minds: Affective influences on social cognition and behavior (pp. 21-40). New York: Psychology Press. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Miller, G. F. (2006). Women’s fertility across the cycle increases the short-term attractiveness of creative intelligence compared to wealth. Human Nature, 17, 50-73. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Nettle, D. (2006). The paranoid optimist: An integrative evolutionary model of cognitive biases. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10(1), 47-66. Download PDF
  • Kurzban, R. & Haselton, M. G. (2006). Making hay out of straw: Real and imagined debates in evolutionary psychology. In J. Barkow (Ed.), Missing the revolution: Evolutionary perspectives on culture and society. New York: Oxford University Press. Download PDF
  • Pillsworth, E. G. & Haselton, M. G. (2006). Women’s sexual strategies: The evolution of long-term bonds and extra-pair sex. Annual Review of Sex Research, 17, 59-100. Download PDF
  • Pillsworth, E. G. & Haselton, M. G. (2006). Male sexual attractiveness predicts differential ovulatory shifts in female extra-pair attraction and male mate retention. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27, 247-258. Download PDF
  • Buss, D. M. & Haselton, M. G. (2005). The evolution of jealousy: A response to Buller. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9(11). 506-507. Download PDF
  • Frederick, D. A., Fessler, D. M. T., & Haselton, M. G. (2005). Do representations of male muscularity differ in men's and women's magazines? Body Image, 2, 81-86. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G., Buss, D. M., Oubaid, V. & Angleitner, A. (2005). Sex, lies, and strategic interference: The psychology of deception between the sexes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 3-23. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G., Nettle, D. & Andrews, P.W. (2005). The evolution of cognitive bias. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), Handbook of evolutionary psychology (pp. 724-746). Hoboken: Wiley. Download PDF
  • Pillsworth, E. G. & Haselton, M. G. (2005). The evolution of coupling. Psychological Inquiry, 16, 98-104. Download PDF
  • Pillsworth, E. G., Haselton, M. G., & Buss, D. M. (2004). Ovulatory shifts in female sexual desire.The Journal of Sex Research, 41, 55-65. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. (2003). The sexual overperception bias: Evidence of a systematic bias in men from a survey of naturally occurring events. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 34-47. Download PDF
  • Reprinted in D. C. Funder & D. J. Ozer (2004). Pieces of the personality puzzle (pp. 183-191). New York: Norton.
  • Haselton, M. G. & Buss, D. M. (2003). Biases in social judgment: Design flaws or design features? In J. Forgas, K. Williams, & B. von Hippel (Eds.), Responding to the social world: Implicit and explicit processes in social judgments and decisions. New York, NY: Cambridge. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. & Buss, D. M. (2001). The affective shift hypothesis: The functions of emotional changes following sexual intercourse. Personal Relationships, 8, 357-369. Download PDF
  • DeKay, W. T., Haselton, M. G., & Kirkpatrick, L. A. (2000). Reversing figure and ground in the rationality debate. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 670-671.
  • Haselton M. G. & Buss, D. M. (2000). Error management theory: A new perspective on biases in cross-sex mind reading. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 81-91. Download PDF
  • Reprinted in D. Kenrick & C. Luce (2004). The functional mind: Readings in evolutionary psychology (pp. 110-129). Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Buss, D. M., Haselton, M. G., Shackelford, T. K., Bleske, A. L. & Wakefield, J. (1999). Interactionism, flexibility, and inferences about the Past. American Psychologist, 54, 443-445.
  • Buss, D. M., Haselton, M. G., Shackelford, T. K., Bleske, A. L. & Wakefield, J. (1998). Adaptations, exaptations, & spandrels. American Psychologist, 53, 533-548.
  • Derks, P. L., Staley, R. E., & Haselton, M. G. (1998). "Sense" of humor: Perception, intelligence, or expertise? In Ruch, W. (Ed.), "Sense of humor": Explorations of a personality characteristic. Mouton de Gruyter, Germany.

Popular Press Articles, Reprinted Articles, Book Reviews, Commentaries, and Newsletter Articles

  • Lieberman, D. L. & Haselton, M. G. (2009, May). Darwinian psychology: Where the present meets the past. Contribution to Evolutionary Theory and Psychology, in commemoration of Darwin’s 200th birthday. Psychological Science Agenda, 23, 5.
  • Haselton, M. G. (2006). How to pick a perfect mate. New Scientist, 190, 36-37. Reprinted as Haselton, M. G. (2007, February). How to pick a perfect mate. Reader’s Digest (Australia/New Zealand). Reprinted as Haselton, M. G., (2006, May 28). Sexual attraction: the magic formula. The Sunday Times (London). Reprinted as Haselton, M. G. (2006, June 1). Secrets of sexual attraction: Science finds the surprising truths about dating. New York Post. Download PDF
  • Haselton, M. G. (2006). Looking for the right mate? Just follow your nose. UCLA Today, 26 (15), 7.
  • Haselton, M. G. (2004). The sexual overperception bias: Evidence of a systematic bias in men from a survey of naturally occurring events. In D. C. Funder & D. J. Ozer (Eds.), Pieces of the personality puzzle (pp. 183-191). New York: Norton. [Reprinted from Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 43-47].
  • Haselton M. G. & Buss, D. M. (2004). Error management theory: A new perspective on biases in cross-sex mind reading. In D. T. Kenrick, (Ed.) The functional mind: Readings in evolutionary psychology. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon [Reprinted from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 81-91.]
  • Buss, D. M., Haselton, M. G., Shackelford, T. K., Bleske, A. L., & Wakefield, J. C. (2003). Adaptations, exaptations, and spandrels. In D. Levitin (Ed.), Thinking about thinking. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press [Reprinted from American Psychologist, 53, 533-548].
  • DeKay, W.T., Haselton, M. G., & Kirkpatrick, L. A. (2000). Reversing figure and ground in the rationality debate. Commentary on Stanovich & West (2000) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 670-671.
  • Shackelford, T. K. & Haselton, M. G. (1997). Evolutionary psychiatry: A new beginning. Review of Evolutionary psychiatry by A. Stevens & J. Price. Politics and the Life Sciences, 2, 25-27.
  • Kirkpatrick, L. A. & Haselton, M. G. (1996). What is (and isn’t) evolutionary psychology? International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, 13, 4-8.

Books

  • Forgas, J. P., Haselton, M. G., & von Hippel, W. (Eds.) (2007). Evolutionary psychology and social cognition New York: Psychology Press. List of contributors and abstracts.