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Representative Publications


Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Mott, M., & Asher, B. (in press). Virtual Morality: Emotion and Action in a Simulated 3-D “Trolley Problem. Emotion.


McDonald, M., Asher, B., Kerr, N., & Navarrete, C.D. (2011). Fertility and intergroup bias in racial and in minimal group contexts: Evidence for shared architecture. Psychological Science, 22(7): 860-865.


Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Molina, L., & Sidanius, J. (2010). Prejudice at the nexus of race and gender: An out-group male target hypothesis. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 98(6): 933-45.


Navarrete, C.D., Fessler, D.M.T. Santos Fleischman, D., & Geyer, J. (2009). Race bias tracks conception risk across the menstrual cycle. Psychological Science, 20(6): 661-665.


Navarrete, C.D., Olsson, A., Ho, A., Mendes, W., Thomsen, L., & Sidanius, J. (2009). Fear extinction to an out-group face: The role of target gender. Psychological Science, 20(2): 155-158.


Navarrete, C.D., Fessler, D.M.T., & Eng, S.J. (2007). Increased ethnocentrism in the first trimester of pregnancy. Evolution & Human Behavior, 28(1): 60-65.


Navarrete, C.D. & Fessler, D.M.T. (2005). Normative bias and adaptive challenges: A relational approach to coalitional psychology and a critique of terror management theory. Evolutionary Psychology. 3: 297-325.




Other Publications


Navarrete, C.D. (in press). Coping with pathogens and people: Nature’s fingerprints on the links between pathogen resistance and human social cognition. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.


Navarrete, C.D. (2011). Intergroup bias as a natural phenomenon. In Wang, X.T & Yang-Jie, S. (Eds.), Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists. Peking University Press: Beijing, China. pp. 114-123. 


McDonald, M., Sidanius, J., & Navarrete, C. (2011). Developing a theory of gendered prejudice: An evolutionary and social dominance perspective. In Kramer, R., Leonardelli, A., & Livingston, R., (Eds.), Social Cognition, Social Identity, and Intergroup Relations: A Festschrift in Honor of Marilynn Brewer. Psychology Press Festschrift Series, Taylor and Francis.


Snyder, J., Fessler, D., Tiokhin, L., Frederick, D., Lee, S., & Navarrete, C.D. (2011). Trade-offs in a dangerous world: Women's fear of crime predicts preferences for aggressive and formidable mates. Evolution & Human Behavior. 32, 127–137.


Cesario, J., Plaks, S., Hagiwara, N., Navarrete, C.D., & Higgins, T. (2010). The ecology of automaticity: How situational contingencies shape action semantics and social behavior. Psychological Science. 20(9): 1311-17.


Santos-Fleischman, D., Fessler D., & Navarrete, C.D. (2010). Oral contraceptives suppress ovarian hormone production. Psychological Science, 21: 750-751.


Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Mott, M., Cesario, J., & Sapolsky, R. (2010). Fertility and race perception predict voter preference for Barack Obama. Evolution & Human Behavior, 31(6): 391-99.


Tybur, J.,  Merriman, L., Caldwell Hooper, A., McDonald, M., & Navarrete, C.D. (2010). Extending the behavioral immune system to political psychology: Are political conservatism and disgust sensitivity really related? Evolutionary Psychology, 8(4): 599-616.


Settles, I., Navarrete, C.D., Pagano, S., Abdou, C. & Sidanius, J. (2010). Depression and ethnic identity among African-American women. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 16(2): 248-255.


Kirkpatrick, L. & Navarrete, C.D. (2006). Target Article: ‘Reports of my death anxiety have been greatly exaggerated’: A critique of terror management theory from an evolutionary perspective. Psychological Inquiry, 17(4): 288-298.


Navarrete, C.D., & Fessler, D.M.T. (2006). Disease avoidance and ethnocentrism: The effects of disease vulnerability and disgust sensitivity on intergroup attitudes. Evolution & Human Behavior, 27(4): 270-282.


Sidanius, J., Mitchell, M., Haley, H., & Navarrete, C.D. (2006). Support for harsh criminal sanctions, legitimizing ideologies, and Social Dominance Orientation. Social Justice Research. 19(4): 433-449.


Navarrete, C.D. (2005). Mortality concerns and other adaptive challenges: The effects of coalition-relevant challenges on worldview defense in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. 8(4): 411-427.


Fessler, D.M.T., Eng, S.J., and Navarrete, C.D. (2005). Elevated disgust sensitivity in the first trimester of pregnancy: Evidence supporting the compensatory prophylaxis hypothesis. Evolution & Human Behavior. 26(4): 344-351.


Fessler, D.M.T. & Navarrete, C.D. (2005). The effect of age on death disgust: A critique of terror management perspectives. Evolutionary Psychology. 3: 276-297.


Fessler, D.M.T., Navarrete, C.D., Hopkins, W., & Izard, M.K. (2005). The effects of maternal age and parity on birth weight in humans and chimpanzees: Examining the terminal investment hypothesis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 26(3): 245-256.


Fessler, D.M.T. & Navarrete, C.D. (2004). Third-party attitudes towards sibling incest: Evidence for the Westermark hypothesis. Evolution & Human Behavior. 25(5): 277- 294.


Manson, J.H., Navarrete, C.D., Silk, J.B., & Perry, S. (2004). Time-matched grooming by female primates? New analyses from two species. Animal Behaviour. 67: 493-500.


Navarrete, C.D., Kurzban, R., Fessler, D.M.T, & Kirkpatrick, L. (2004). Anxiety and intergroup bias: Terror-management or coalitional psychology? Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. 7(4): 370-397.


Fessler, D.M.T. & Navarrete, C.D. (2003). Domain-specific variation in disgust sensitivity across the menstrual cycle. Evolution & Human Behavior. 24(6): 406-417.


Fessler, D.M.T. & Navarrete, C.D. (2003). Meat is good to taboo: Dietary proscriptions as a product of the interaction of psychological mechanisms and social processes. Journal of Cognition and Culture. 3(1): 1-40.


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