2017, 2018, and In Press

Al-Shawaf, L., Zreik, K. A., & Buss, D.M. (2018). 13 Misunderstandings about Natural Selection. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer.

Chaudhary, N., Al-Shawaf, L., & Buss, D.M. (2018). Mate competition in Pakistan: Mate value, mate retention, and competitor derogation. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 141-146.

Al-Shawaf, L., Lewis, D.M.G., & Buss, D. M (in press). Sex differences in disgust: Why are women more easily disgusted than men? Emotion Review.

Al-Shawaf, L., & Lewis, D.M.G. (in press). The Handicap Principle. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. 

Al-Shawaf, L., & Zreik, K. A. (in press). Richard Dawkins on Constraints on Natural Selection. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.

Al-Shawaf, L., & Lewis, D.M.G. (in press). Evolutionary psychology and the emotions. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T.K. Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer.

Sell, A., Sznycer, D., Al-Shawaf, L., Lim, J., Krauss, A., Feldman, A., Rascanu, R., Sugiyama, L., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. (2017). The grammar of anger: Mapping the computational architecture of a recalibrational emotion. Cognition, 168, 110-128.

Dietrich, A. & Al-Shawaf, L. (in press). The Transient Hypofrontality Theory of Altered States of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Lewis, D. M. G., Russell, E. M., Al-Shawaf, L., Senveli, Z., Ickes, W., & Buss, D. M. (in press.) Why women wear high heels: Evolution, lumbar curvature, and attractiveness. Frontiers in Psychology.

Lewis, D.M.G., Anderson, M., & Al-Shawaf, L.,. (in press). Contemporary evolutionary psychology and the evolution of intelligence. Commentary on Burkhart et al. (2016). Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Lewis, D.M.G., Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (in press). Evolutionary Psychology: A How-To Guide. American Psychologist.

Lewis, D.M.G., Al-Shawaf, L., Janiak, M., & Akunebu, S. (in press). Integrating molecular genetics and evolutionary psychology: Sexual jealousy and the androgen receptor (AR) gene. Personality and Individual Differences.

Sznycer, D., Al-Shawaf, L., Bereby-Meyer, Y., Curry, O. S., De Smet, D., Ermer, E., Kim, S., Kim, S., Li, N. P., Lopez Seal, M. F., McClung, J., O, J., Ohtsubo, Y., Quillien, T., Schaub, M., Sell, A., van Leeuwen, F., Cosmides, L., Tooby, J. (In press). Cross-cultural regularities in the cognitive architecture of pride. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Al-Shawaf, L. (2016). The evolutionary psychology of hunger. Appetite, 105, 591-595.

Al-Shawaf, L. (2016). Could there be a male commitment skepticism bias and a female sexual overperception bias? Novel hypotheses based on Error Management Theory. Evolutionary Psychological Science, doi 10.1007/s40806-016-0052-x


Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D.M. (2015). Human emotions: An evolutionary psychological perspective. Emotion Review, 1-14.

Al-Shawaf, L., Lewis, D.M.G., & Buss, D.M. (2015). Disgust and mating strategy. Evolution & Human Behavior, 36, 199-205.

Al-Shawaf, L., Lewis, D.M.G., Alley, T. R., & Buss, D.M. (2015). Mating strategy, disgust, and food neophobia. Appetite, 85, 30-35.

Lewis, D.M.G., *Russell, E., *Al-Shawaf, L., and Buss, D.M. (2015). Lumbar curvature: A previously undiscovered standard of attractiveness. Evolution & Human Behavior, 36(5), 345-350.

*The second and third author made equal contributions to the manuscript.

Lewis, D.M.G., Al-Shawaf, L., Russell, E.M., & Buss, D.M. (2015). Friends and happiness: An evolutionary perspective on friendship. In M. Demir (Ed.), Friendship and Happiness, pp. 37-57. Springer.    

Lewis, D.M.G., Al-Shawaf, L., & Yilmaz, C. (2015). The Openness-calibration hypothesis. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 53-60.


Al-Shawaf, L., & Lewis, D.M.G. (2012). Exposed intestines and contaminated cooks: Sex, stress, & satiation predict disgust sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences.

Lewis, D.M.G., Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D.M. (2012). Friends with benefits II: Mating activation in opposite-sex friendships as a function of sociosexual orientation and relationship status. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 622-628.


Al-Shawaf, L., & Buss, D.M. (2011). Evolutionary psychology and bayesian modeling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 188-189.

Lewis, D.M.G., Conroy-Beam, D., Al-Shawaf, L., Raja, A., DeKay, T., & Buss, D.M. (2011). Friends with benefits: The evolved psychology of same- and opposite-sex friendships. Evolutionary Psychology, 9(4), 543-563.

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