MU Life Sciences and Society Program
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883

Research


Faculty from many MU departments and programs are engaged in crucial research on the ethics, history, policy, economics, law, sociology, and media coverage concerning the life sciences, as well as on the social manifestations of the human status as an organism. The Life Sciences & Society Program seeks to enhance the value and scope of such research on campus by making connections across disciplines.

While many of the publications in LSSP fields are interdisciplinary, our list of recent publications below is organized by the home department of the authors.


Psychological Sciences


Geary, D. C. (2007). An integrative model of human brain, cognitive, and behavioral evolution. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39, 383-397.
Geary, D. C. (2010). Male, female: The evolution of human sex differences (second ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Ellis, L., Hershberger, S., Field, E., Wersinger, S., Sergio, P., Geary, D., Palmer, C., Hoyenga, K., Hetsroni, A., & Karadi, K. (2008). Sex differences: Summarizing more than a century of scientific research. New York: Francis & Taylor.
Geary, D. C. (2005). The origin of mind: Evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Japanese translation (2007). Tokyo, Japan: Baifukan. Translator: Ryo Oda; Spanish translation (2008). Mexico City, Mexico: Editorial El Manual Moderno: Translator Jos?? Luis N????ez Herrej??n.
Geary, D. C. (in press). Missouri longitudinal study of mathematical development and disability. In R. Cowan, M. Saxton, & A. Tolmie (Eds.), Understanding number development and number difficulties (No. 7, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Monograph Series II: Psychological Aspects of Education - Current Trends, pp xxx-xxx). Leicester, UK: British Psychological Society.
Geary, D. C., Bailey, D. H., Littlefield, A., Wood, P., Hoard, M. K., & Nugent, L. (in press). First-grade predictors of mathematical learning disability: A latent class trajectory analysis. Cognitive Development.
Bailey, D. H, & Geary, D. C. (2009). Hominid brain evolution: Testing climatic, ecological, and social competition models. Human Nature, 20, 67-79.
Geary, D. C. (2009). Evolution of general fluid intelligence. In S. M. Platek & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Foundations in evolutionary cognitive neuroscience (pp. 22-56). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Vigil, J. M., Geary, D. C., Flinn, M. V., & Granger, D. A. (in press). Sex differences in salivary cortisol, alpha-amylase, and psychological functioning following hurricane Katrina. Child Development.
Geary, D. C. (2009). An evolutionary twist on sex, mathematics, and the sciences. In C. Hoff Sommers (Ed.), The science of women in science (pp. 170-189). Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.
Oxford, J., Ponzi, D., & Geary, D. C. (in press). Hormonal responses differ when playing violent video games against an ingroup and outgroup. Evolution and Human Behavior.
Vigil, J. M., Carle, A. C., Geary, D. C., Granger, D. A., Flinn, M. V., & Pendleton, P. (in press). Maternal correlates of children???s stress functioning following a major natural disaster. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
Geary, D. C. (in press). Evolution and education. Psicothema.
Geary, D. C., Hoard, M. K., Nugent, L., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2008). Development of number line representations in children with mathematical learning disability. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33, 277-299.
Geary, D. C. (2008). An evolutionarily informed education science. Educational Psychologist, 43, 279-295.
Geary, D. C. (2008). Whither evolutionarily educational psychology? Educational Psychologist, 43, 217-226.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel. (2008). Foundations for Success: Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education. http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/report/final-report.pdf
Byrd-Craven, J., Geary, D. C., Rose, A. J., & Ponzi, D. (2008). Co-rumination increases stress hormone levels in women. Hormones and Behavior, 53, 489-492.
Geary, D. C. (2008). Children???s academic development: Where evolution meets culture. Anuario de Psicolog??a, 39, 209-223.
Geary, D. C., Hoard, M. K., Byrd-Craven, J., Nugent, L., & Numtee, C. (2007). Cognitive mechanisms underlying achievement deficits in children with mathematical learning disability. Child Development, 78, 1343-1359.
Geary, D. C. (2007). Educating the evolved mind: Conceptual foundations for an evolutionary educational psychology. In J. S. Carlson & J. R. Levin (Eds.), Educating the evolved mind (pp. 1-99, Vol. 2, Psychological perspectives on contemporary educational issues). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
Geary, D. C. (2007). Educating the Evolved Mind: Reflections and Refinements. In J. S. Carlson & J. R. Levin (Eds.), Educating the evolved mind (pp. 177-203, Vol. 2, Psychological perspectives on contemporary educational issues). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
Geary, D. C. (2007). An evolutionary perspective on sex differences in mathematics and the sciences. In S. J. Ceci & W. M. Williams (Eds.), Why aren???t more women in science? Top researchers debate the evidence (pp. 173-188). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Geary, D. C. (2007). An evolutionary perspective on learning disability in mathematics. Developmental Neuropsychology, 32, 471-519.
Geary, D. C. (2007). The motivation to control and the evolution of general intelligence. In S. Gangestad & J. Simpson (Eds.), The evolution of mind: Fundamental questions and controversies (pp. 305-312). New York: Guilford Publications.
Halpern, D., Benbow, C., Geary, D. C., Gur, R., Hyde, J., & Gernsbacher, M. A. (2007). The science of sex differences in science and mathematics. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 8 (No 1, 1-52).
Halpern, D., Benbow, C., Geary, D. C., Gur, R., Hyde, J., & Gernsbacher, M. A. (2007, December). Sex, math and scientific achievement: Why do men dominate the fields of science, engineering and mathematics? Scientific American Mind, 18, 44-51.
Byrd-Craven, J., & Geary, D. C. (2007). Biological and evolutionary contributions to developmental sex differences. Reproductive BioMedicine, 15 (Suppl. 2), 12-22. http://www.rbmonline.com/Article/2853
Lie, C., & Geary, D. C. (2007). The future of psychology: Evolutionary approach to scientific psychology. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39, 381-382.
Geary, D. C., & DeSoto, M., C. (2001). Sex differences in spatial abilities among adults from the United States and China: Implications for evolutionary theory. Evolution and Cognition, 7, 172-177.
Geary, D. C. (2007). Evolution of fatherhood. In C. Salmon & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Family relationships: An evolutionary perspective (pp. 115-144). New York: Oxford University Press.
Lie, C., & Geary, D. C. (Eds.) (2007). Evolutionary psychology. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39 (special issue, pp. 381-570).
Geary, D. C., DeSoto, M. C., Hoard, M. K., Sheldon, M. S., & Cooper, L. (2001). Estrogens and relationship jealousy. Human Nature, 12, 299-320.
Geary, D. C. (2000). Evolution and proximate expression of human paternal investment. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 55-77.
Geary, D. C., & Bjorklund, D. F. (2000). Evolutionary developmental psychology. Child Development, 71, 57-65.
Geary, D. C., Saults, S. J., Liu, F., & Hoard, M. K. (2000). Sex differences in spatial cognition, computational fluency, and arithmetical reasoning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 77, 337-353.
Byrd-Craven, J., Geary, D. C., Vigil, J. M., & Hoard, M. K. (2007). One mate or two? Life history traits and reproductive variation in low-income women. Acta Psychological Sinica, 39, 469-480.
Geary, D. C. (2006). Development of mathematical understanding. In D. Kuhl & R. S. Siegler (Vol. Eds.), Cognition, perception, and language, Vol 2 (pp. 777-810). W. Damon (Gen. Ed.), Handbook of child psychology (6th Ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Geary, D. C. (2006). Sex differences in social behavior and cognition: The utility of sexual selection for hypothesis generation. Hormones and Behavior, 49, 273-275.
Vigil, J. M., & Geary, D. C. (2006). Family and community background and variation in women???s life history development. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 597-604.
Geary, D. C. (Ed.) (2006). Evolutionary developmental psychology. Developmental Review, 26 (special issue, pp. 113-276).
Vigil, J. M., Geary, D. C., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2006). Trade-offs in low-income women???s mate preferences: Within-sex differences in reproductive strategy. Human Nature, 17, 319-336.
Geary, D. C. (2006). Evolution menschlicher Kognition (Evolution of human cognition). In J. Funke & P.A. Frensch (Eds.), Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie - Kognition (pp. 29-38). G??ttingen: Hogrefe.
Sheldon, M. S., Cooper, L. Geary, D. C., Hoard, M. K., & DeSoto, M. C. (2006). Estrogen fluctuation and sexual motives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1659-1673.
Geary, D. C. (2006). Sexual selection and the evolution of human sex differences. Psihologijske teme, 15, 203-238. [Croatian journal Psychological Topics].
Geary, D. C. (2006). An evolutionary perspective on sexual and intimate relationships. In R. D. McAnulty & M. M. Burnette (Eds.), Sex and sexuality: Vol. 2, Sexual function and dysfunction (pp. 67-86). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
Geary, D. C. (2006). Coevolution of paternal investment and cuckoldry in humans. In T. K. Shackelford & S. Platek (Eds.), Female infidelity and paternal uncertainty (pp.14-34). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Vigil, J. M., Geary, D. C., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2005). A life history assessment of early childhood sexual abuse in women. Developmental Psychology, 41, 553-561.
Geary, D. C. (2005). Evolution of life history trade-offs in mate attractiveness and health: Comment on Weeden and Sabini (2005). Psychological Bulletin, 131, 654-657.
Geary, D. C. (2005). Evolution of paternal investment. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), The evolutionary psychology handbook (pp. 483-505). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Flinn, M. V., Geary, D. C., & Ward, C. V. (2005). Ecological dominance, social competition, and coalitionary arms races: Why humans evolved extraordinary intelligence. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26, 10-46.
Geary, D. C. (2005). Folk knowledge and academic learning. In B. J. Ellis & D. F. Bjorklund(Eds.), Origins of the social mind: Evolutionary psychology and child development (pp. 493-519). New York: Guilford Publications.
Geary, D. C., Vigil, J., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2004). Evolution of human mate choice. Journal of Sex Research, 41, 27-42.
Geary, D. C. (2004). Why do the birds and bees do it? In D. Rothenberg & W. J. Pryor (Eds.), Writing the future: Progress and evolution (pp. 51-58). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Geary, D. C. (2004). Evolution and cognitive development. In R. Burgess & K. MacDonald (Eds.), Evolutionary perspectives on human development (pp. 99-133). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Geary, D. C., Byrd-Craven, J., Hoard, M. K., Vigil, J., & Numtee, C. (2003). Evolution and development of boys??? social behavior. Developmental Review, 23, 444-470.
Geary, D. C. (2003). Evolution and development of folk knowledge: Implications for children???s learning. Infancia y Aprendizaje, 26, 287-308. [also in Spanish, Evoluci??n y desarrollo del conocimiento intuitivo: Implicaciones para el apredizaje infantil.]
DeSoto, M. C., Geary, D. C., Hoard, M. K., Sheldon, M. S., Cooper, L. (2003). Estrogen fluctuations, oral contraceptives and borderline personality. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 28, 751-766.
Geary, D. C. (2003). Arithmetical development: Commentary on chapters 9 through 15 and future directions. In A. Baroody & A. Dowker (Eds.), The development of arithmetic concepts and skills: Constructing adaptive expertise (pp. 453-464). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Geary, D. C. & Huffman, K. J. (2002). Brain and cognitive evolution: Forms of modularity and functions of mind. Psychological Bulletin, 128, 667-698.
Geary, D. C. (2002). Sexual selection and human life history. In R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior (Vol 30, pp. 41-101). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Geary, D. C., & Flinn, M. V. (2002). Sex differences in behavioral and hormonal response to social threat: Commentary on Taylor et al. (2000). Psychological Review, 109, 745-750.
Geary, D. C. (2002). Principles of evolutionary educational psychology. Learning and Individual Differences, 12, 317-345.
Geary, D. C. (2002). Sexual selection and sex differences in social cognition. In A. V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi & R. De Lisi (Eds.), Biology, society, and behavior: The development of sex differences in cognition (pp. 23-53). Greenwich, CT: Ablex/Greenwood.
Geary, D. C. (2002). Developmental theory: Evolutionary approach. In J. W. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Education (second edition). New York: Macmillan Reference.
Geary, D. C. (2001). A Darwinian perspective on mathematics and instruction. In T. Loveless (Ed.), The great curriculum debate: How should we teach reading and math? (pp. 85-107). Washington, DC: Brookings Institute.
Geary, D. C., & Flinn, M. V. (2001). Evolution of human parental behavior and the human family. Parenting: Science and Practice, 1, 5-61.
DeSoto, M. C., Fabiani, M., Geary, D. C., & Gratton, G. (2001). When in doubt, do it both ways: Brain evidence of the simultaneous activation of conflicting motor responses in a spatial Stroop task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13, 523-536.
Geary, D. C. (2001). Evolutionary theory and education. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 5024-5028). Amsterdam: Pergamon.