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Books

Brooks R, 2021, Artificial Intimacy Virtual friends, digital lovers and algorithmic matchmakers, NewSouth Publishing

Brooks RC, 2011, Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution has Shaped the Modern World, 1, University of New South Wales Press Ltd., Sydney, http://www.robbrooks.net/

Book Chapters

Blake K; Brooks RC, 2019, 'Income inequality and reproductive competition: Implications for consumption, status-seeking, and women's self-sexualization', in The Social Psychology of Inequality, pp. 173 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28856-3_11

Brooks RC; Griffith SC, 2010, 'Mate Choice', in Westneat D; Fox C (ed.), Evolutionary Behavioural Ecology, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, USA

Brooks R, 2002, 'Variation in female mate choice within guppy populations: Population divergence, multiple ornaments and the maintenance of polymorphism', in Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution, Springer Netherlands, pp. 343 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0265-3_16

Journal articles

Garratt M; Try H; Neyt C; Brooks RC, 2024, 'Exposure to female olfactory cues hastens reproductive ageing and increases mortality when mating in male mice', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1848

Prochazka A; Brooks RC, 2024, 'Digital Lovers and Jealousy: Anticipated Emotional Responses to Emotionally and Physically Sophisticated Sexual Technologies', Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 2024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2024/1413351

Boughman JW; Brand JA; Brooks RC; Bonduriansky R; Wong BBM, 2024, 'Sexual selection and speciation in the Anthropocene', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2024.02.005

Blake KR; Wu A; McGovern H; Brooks RC, 2023, 'Number of Close Kin but Not Gendered Fitness Interests Shapes Sex Role Attitudes', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 9, pp. 37 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-022-00207-6

Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2023, 'Societies should not ignore their incel problem', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 27, pp. 111 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2022.11.007

Luberti FR; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2023, 'Evolutionary ecological insights into the suppression of female sexuality', Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2023.100167

Flores-Moreno H; Dalrymple RL; Cornwell WK; Popovic G; Nakagawa S; Atkinson J; Cooke J; Laffan SW; Bonser SP; Schwanz LE; Crean AJ; Eldridge DJ; Garratt M; Brooks RC; Vergés A; Poore AGB; Cohen DR; Clark GF; Sen Gupta A; Reich PB; Cornelissen JHC; Craine JM; Hemmings FA; Kattge J; Niinemets Ü; Peñuelas J; Moles AT, 2023, 'Is Australia weird? A cross-continental comparison of biological, geological and climatological features', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2023.1073842

Brooks RC; Blake KR; Fromhage L, 2022, 'Effects of gender inequality and wealth inequality on within-sex mating competition under hypergyny', Evolution and Human Behavior, 43, pp. 501 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2022.08.006

Luberti FR; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2022, 'Widespread Promiscuity and Cheap Weddings: Can “Low-Value” Sexual Relationships Make Certain Individuals More Sexually Conservative?', Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, pp. 2791 - 2811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-02216-0

Brooks RC; Blake KR, 2022, 'Sex-dependent selection, ageing, and implications for staying alive', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X2200053X

Luberti FR; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2022, 'Changes in Positive Affect Due to Popularity in an Experimental Dating Context Influence Some of Men’s, but Not Women’s, Socio-Political Attitudes', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 8, pp. 202 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-022-00188-6

Brooks RC; Russo-Batterham D; Blake KR, 2022, 'Incel Activity on Social Media Linked to Local Mating Ecology', Psychological Science, 33, pp. 249 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09567976211036065

Blake KR; Anjum G; Brooks RC, 2021, 'Family and Gendered Fitness Interests Effects on Attitudes Toward Women’s Veiling, Status-Seeking and Stereotyping of Women in Pakistan', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 7, pp. 382 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00174-4

Brooks RC; Blake KR, 2021, 'Gendered fitness interests: A method partitioning the effects of family composition on socio-political attitudes and behaviors', Evolution and Human Behavior, 42, pp. 295 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.12.002

Kellie DJ; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2021, 'Prejudice towards sex workers depends on the sexual activity and autonomy of their work, hobbies and daily activities', Collabra: Psychology, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/collabra.24386

Garratt M; Try H; Brooks RC, 2021, 'Access to females and early life castration individually extend maximal but not median lifespan in male mice', GeroScience, 43, pp. 1437 - 1446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11357-020-00308-8

Kellie DJ; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2021, 'Behind the makeup: The effects of cosmetics on women's self-objectification, and their objectification by others', European Journal of Social Psychology, 51, pp. 703 - 721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2767

Whyte S; Brooks RC; Chan HF; Torgler B, 2021, 'Sex differences in sexual attraction for aesthetics, resources and personality across age', PLoS ONE, 16, pp. e0250151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250151

Kerry N; Blake KR; Murray DR; Brooks RC, 2021, 'Male descendant kin promote conservative views on gender issues and conformity to traditional norms', Evolutionary Human Sciences, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ehs.2021.29

Luberti FR; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2020, 'Does the Quality of Mating Competitors Affect Socio-Political Attitudes? An Experimental Test', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 6, pp. 501 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-020-00151-3

Brooks RC, 2020, 'The imitation game: A comment on Davies et al.', Behavioral Ecology, 31, pp. 1294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa086

Zajitschek SRK; Zajitschek F; Bonduriansky R; Brooks RC; Cornwell W; Falster DS; Lagisz M; Mason J; Senior AM; Noble DWA; Nakagawa S, 2020, 'Sexual dimorphism in trait variability and its eco-evolutionary and statistical implications', eLife, 9, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.63170

Arthur LC; Brooks RC; Blake KR, 2020, 'Female Self-Sexualization Covaries with Mate Value but Not Mate Availability', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 6, pp. 277 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-020-00133-5

Kellie DJ; Dixson BJW; Brooks RC, 2020, 'Papa Don’t Preach?: Using Lies to Expose the Truth about Who Suppresses Female Sexuality', Human Nature, 31, pp. 222 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-020-09372-7

Garratt M; Try H; Smiley KO; Grattan DR; Brooks RC, 2020, 'Mating in the absence of fertilization promotes a growth-reproduction versus lifespan trade-off in female mice', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, pp. 15748 - 15754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2003159117

Han CS; Brooks RC; Dingemanse NJ, 2020, 'Condition-dependent mutual mate preference and intersexual genetic correlations for mating activity', American Naturalist, 195, pp. 997 - 1008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/708497

Han CS; Brooks RC; Dingemanse NJ, 2020, 'Condition-Dependent Mutual Mate Preference and Intersexual Genetic Correlations for Mating Activity', AMERICAN NATURALIST, 195, pp. 997 - 1008, http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.0vt4b8gv7

Blake KR; Brooks R; Arthur LC; Denson TF, 2020, 'In the context of romantic attraction, beautification can increase assertiveness in women', PLoS ONE, 15, pp. e0229162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229162

Luberti FR; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2020, 'The Effects of the Mating Market, Sex, Age, and Income on Sociopolitical Orientation: Insights from Evolutionary Theory and Sexual Economics Theory', Human Nature, 31, pp. 88 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-019-09361-5

Zajitschek SRK; Zajitschek F; Bonduriansky R; Brooks RC; Cornwell W; Falster DS; Lagisz M; Mason J; Senior AM; Noble DAW; Nakagawa S, 2020, 'Sex and Power: sexual dimorphism in trait variability and its eco-evolutionary and statistical implications', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.23.106146

Whyte S; Brooks RC; Torgler B, 2019, 'Sexual economic theory & the human mating market', Applied Economics, 51, pp. 6100 - 6112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2019.1650886

Gale TJ; Garratt M; Brooks RC, 2019, 'Female mice seek refuge from castrated males, but not intact or vasectomized males, mitigating a socially-induced glucocorticoid response', Physiology and Behavior, 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112678

Kellie DJ; Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2019, 'What drives female objectification? An investigation of appearance-based interpersonal perceptions and the objectification of women', PLoS ONE, 14, pp. e0221388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221388

Dixson BJW; Rantala MJ; Brooks RC, 2019, 'Cross-Cultural Variation in women’s Preferences for men’s Body Hair', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 5, pp. 131 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-019-0107-x

Whyte S; Brooks RC; Chan HF; Torgler B, 2019, 'Do certain personality traits provide a mating market competitive advantage? Sex, offspring & the big 5', Personality and Individual Differences, 139, pp. 158 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.11.019

Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2019, 'Status anxiety mediates the positive relationship between income inequality and sexualization', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116, pp. 25029 - 25033, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1909806116

Gouda-Vossos A; Brooks RC; Dixson BJW, 2019, 'The interplay between economic status and attractiveness, and the importance of attire in mate choice judgments', Frontiers in Psychology, 10, pp. 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00462

Brooks R; Blake K, 2019, 'Gendered Fitness Interests: A Method Partitioning the Effects of Family Composition on Socio-Political Attitudes and Behaviors', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/847814

Gouda-Vossos A; Nakagawa S; Dixson BJW; Brooks RC, 2018, 'Mate Choice Copying in Humans: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 4, pp. 364 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-018-0099-y

Whyte S; Brooks RC; Torgler B, 2018, 'Man, Woman, “Other”: Factors Associated with Nonbinary Gender Identification', Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, pp. 2397 - 2406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1307-3

Blake KR; Fourati M; Brooks RC, 2018, 'Who suppresses female sexuality? An examination of support for Islamic veiling in a secular Muslim democracy as a function of sex and offspring sex', Evolution and Human Behavior, 39, pp. 632 - 638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.06.006

Blake KR; Brooks RC, 2018, 'High Mate Value Men Become More Accepting of Intimate Partner Abuse When Primed With Gender Equality', Frontiers in Sociology, 3, pp. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2018.00028

Gale T; Garratt M; Brooks RC, 2018, 'Perceived threats of infanticide reduce maternal allocation during lactation and lead to elevated oxidative damage in offspring', Functional Ecology, 32, pp. 2158 - 2169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13146

Blake KR; Bastian B; Denson TF; Grosjean P; Brooks RC, 2018, 'Income inequality not gender inequality positively covaries with female sexualization on social media', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, pp. 8722 - 8727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1717959115

Dixson BJW; Blake KR; Denson TF; Gooda-Vossos A; O'Dean SM; Sulikowski D; Rantala MJ; Brooks RC, 2018, 'The role of mating context and fecundability in women's preferences for men's facial masculinity and beardedness', Psychoneuroendocrinology, 93, pp. 90 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.04.007


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