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Winegard, B. M., Winegard, B. M., & Deaner, R. O. (in press). Misrepresentations of evolutionary psychology in sex and gender textbooks. Evolutionary Psychology.

Lowen, A., Deaner, R. O., & Schmitt (in press). Guys and gals going for gold: The role of gender empowerment in Olympic success. Journal of Sports Economics.

Lombardo, M. P., & Deaner, R. O. (2013). You can't teach speed: Sprinters falsify the deliberate practice model of expertise. Working paper. Link

Deaner, R. O., & Smith, B. A. (2013). Sex differences in sports across 50 societies. Cross-Cultural Research, 47, 268-309 . doi: 10.1177/1069397112463687. pdf

Deaner, R. O., & Winegard, B. M. (2013). Throwing out the mismatch baby with the paleo-bathwather. A review of Marlene Zuk, Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tell Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live. Evolutionary Psychology, 11(1), 263-269. Link

Deaner, R. O., Lowen, A. & Cobley, S. (2013). Born at the wrong time: Selection bias in the NHL draft. PLoS ONE Link

Deaner, R. O. (2013). Distance running as an ideal domain for showing a sex difference in competitiveness. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 413-428. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-9965-z pdf

Deaner, R. O. (2012). Physiology does not explain all sex differences in running performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182690110 pdf

Deaner, R. O. (2012). Further questions about dehumanization [Book review of Less Than Human by David Livingstone Smith]. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 515-517. Link

Deaner, R. O., Geary, D. C., Puts, D. A., Ham, S. A., Kruger, J., Fles, E., Winegard, B., & Grandis, T. (2012). A sex difference in the predisposition for physical competition: Males play sports much more than females even in the contemporary U.S.  PLoS ONE, 7(11) e49168. Link

Deaner, R. O., Goetz, S. M. M., Shattuck, K., & Schnotala, T. (2012). Body weight, not facial width-to-height ratio, predicts aggression in pro hockey players. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, pdf

Deaner, R. O., Masters, K. S., Ogles, B. M., & LaCaille, R. A. (2011). Marathon performance as a predictor of competitiveness and training in men and women. Journal of Sport Behavior, 34, 325–342. pdf

Deaner, R. O., & Mitchell, D. (2011). More men run relatively fast in U.S. road races, 1981-2006: A stable sex difference in non-elite runners. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 600–621. pdf

Winegard, B., & Deaner, R. O. (2010). The evolutionary significance of Red Sox Nation: Sport fandom as a by-product of coalitional psychology. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 432–446. pdf

Deaner, R. O. (2009). Evolutionary Psychology: Lance Workman and Will Reader (book review). Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49, 82–83. pdf

Shepherd, Stephen V., Klein, J. T., Deaner, R. O., & Platt, M. L. (2009). Mirroring of attention by neurons in macaque parietal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 9489–9494. pdf

Klein, J. T., Deaner, R. O., & Platt, M. L. (2008). Neural correlates of social target value in macaque parietal cortex. Current Biology, 18, 419–424. pdf

Hayden, B. Y., Parikh, P. C., Deaner, R. O., & Platt, M. L. (2007). Economic principles motivating social attention in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 274, 1751–1756. pdf

Deaner, R. O., Isler, K., Burkart, J., & van Schaik, C. (2007). Overall brain size, and not encephalization quotient, best predicts cognitive ability across non-human primates. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 70, 115–124. pdf

Deaner, R. O., Shepherd, S. V., & Platt, M. L. (2007). Familiarity accentuates gaze cuing in women but not men. Biology Letters, 3, 64–67. pdf

Deaner, R. O., & Shepherd, S. V. (2007). Missed connections: integrating proximate and ultimate explanations in cognitive neuroscience. A review of Steven M. Platek, Julian Paul Keenan, and Todd Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience. Evolutionary Psychology, 5, 632–641. pdf

Deaner, R. O. (2006). More males run relatively fast in U.S. road races: Further evidence of a sex difference in competitiveness. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 303–314. pdf

Deaner, R. O., van Schaik, C. P., & Johnson, V. E. (2006). Do some taxa have better domain-general cognition than others? A meta-analysis of nonhuman primate studies. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 149–196. pdf

Deaner, R. O. (2006). More males run fast: A stable sex difference in competitiveness in US distance runners. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27, 63–84. pdf

Shepherd, S. V., Deaner, R. O., & Platt, M. L. (2006). Social status gates social attention in monkeys. Current Biology, 16, R119–R120. pdf

Deaner, R. O., Khera, A. V., & Platt, M. L. (2005). Monkeys pay per view: Adaptive valuation of social images by rhesus macaques. Current Biology, 15, 543–548. pdf

Nunn, C. L., & Deaner, R. O. (2004). Patterns of participation and free riding in territorial conflicts among   ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 57, 50–61. pdf

Deaner, R. O., & Platt, M. L. (2003). Reflexive social attention in monkeys and humans. Current Biology, 13, 1609–1613. pdf

van Schaik, C. P., & Deaner, R. O. (2003). Life history and cognitive evolution in primates. In F. B. M. de Waal & P. L. Tyack (Eds.), Animal social complexity (pp. 5–25). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. pdf

Deaner, R. O., Barton, R. A., & van Schaik, C. P. (2002). Primate brains and life history: Renewing the connection. In P. M. Kappeler & M. A. Pereira (Eds.), Primate life histories and socioecology (pp. 233–265). University of Chicago Press. pdf

Guzeldere, G., Nahmias, E., & Deaner, R. O. (2002). Darwin’s continuum and the building blocks of deception. In M. Beckoff, A. Allen, & G. M. Burghardt (Eds.), The cognitive animal: Empirical and theoretical perspectives on animal cognition (pp. 353–362). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf

Johnson, V. E., Deaner, R. O., & van Schaik, C. P. (2002). Bayesian analysis of rank data with application to primate intelligence   experiments. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 97, 8–17. pdf

Deaner, R. O., & van Schaik, C. P. (2001). Flaws in evolutionary theory and interpretation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 282–283. pdf

Deaner, Robert O., Nunn, C. L., & van Schaik, C. P. (2000). Comparative tests of primate cognition: Different scaling methods   produce different results. Brain Behavior and Evolution, 55, 44–52. pdf

van Schaik, C. P., Deaner, R. O., & Merrill, M. Y. (1999). The conditions for tool use in primates: Implications for the evolution  of material culture. Journal of Human Evolution, 36, 719–741. pdf

Deaner, R. O., & Nunn, C. L. (1999). How quickly do brains catch up with bodies? A comparative method for detecting evolutionary lag. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 266, 687–694. pdf

Badraun, J. C., Mootnick, A. R., Deaner, R. O., Agoramoorthy, G., & McNeese, K. M. (1998). Hand modulation of vocalization in siamangs. International Zoo Yearbook, 36, 84–89. pdf

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