Recent Publications


 In Press


  • Buss, D.M., & Schmitt, D.P. (in press). Mate preferences and their behavioral manifestations. Annual Review of Psychology.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (in press). Sex ratio. In Shackelford, T.K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Treger, S., & Schmitt, D.P. (in press). Individualistic, autonomous, and permissive: Examining the links between self-construal and sexual permissiveness. Journal of Sex Research.


  • Jonason, P.K., & Schmitt, D.P. (2017). Where the psychological adaptations hit the ecological road (Comment). Behavioral and Brain Sciences. doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000406, e75
  • Lukaszewski, A. W., Gurven, M., von Rueden, C. R., & Schmitt, D. P. (2017). What explains personality covariation? A test of the socioecological complexity hypothesis. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550617697175.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2017). Sexual dials (not switches) theory: An evolutionary perspective on sex and gender complexity. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 1, 93-102.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Alcalay, L., Allik, J., Alves, I.C.B., Anderson, C.A., Angelini, A.L., et al. (2017). Narcissism and the strategic pursuit of short-term mating: Universal links across 11 world regions of the International Sexuality Description Project-2. Psychological Topics, 26, 89-137.


  • Arnocky, S., Woodruff, N.W., & Schmitt, D.P. (2016). Men’s sociosexuality is sensitive to changes in mate-availability. Personal Relationships, 23, 172–181.
  • Buss, D.M., & Schmitt, D.P. (2016). Sexual strategies theory. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1861-1 
  • Del Giudice, M., Lippa, R.A., Puts, D.A., Bailey, D.H., Bailey, J.M., & Schmitt, D.P. (2016). Joel et al.’s method systematically fails to detect large, consistent sex differences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(14), E1965-E1965.
  • Jonason, P.K., & Schmitt, D.P. (2016). Quantifying the common criticisms of evolutionary psychology. Evo