Publications

Evolution Lab Publications by Year

* denotes a student in the Evolution Lab

  • in press

    *Arthur, L. & Blake, K. R. (in press). Fertility predicts competitiveness in naturally cycling women but not hormonal contraceptive users. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-022-00198-4 Citavi logo1

    • Altmetrics score of 90. One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 169).
    • Article (including interviews) was featured in news outlets such as SBS News, the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, and ABC Radio.

    Brooks, R., & Blake, K. (in press). “Staying alive” and the implications for staying well in old age [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X2200053X Citavi logo2

    *Luberti., F., Blake., K. R., & Brooks., R., (in press). High promiscuity and cheap weddings: “Low-priced” sex affects the attitudes of sexually restricted individuals and men. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

    Blake, K. R., *McCartney, M., Arslan. R. (in press). Menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception effects on self-efficacy, assertiveness, regulatory focus, optimism, impulsiveness, and risk-taking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2022.104382Citavi logo3

  • 2022

    *Arthur, L., Casto, K., & Blake, K. R. (2022). Hormonal contraceptives as disruptors of competitive behavior: Theoretical framing and review. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 66, 101015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yfrne.2022.101015 Citavi logo

    • Altmetrics score of 103. Among the highest scoring outputs from this source #16 of 502).
    • Scopus FWCI of 1.39.

    Griffith, S., Cowley-Court, T., Austen, E., Russo-Batterham, D., & Blake, K. (2022). "Spring is the best time to lose weight”: Evidence that dieting is seasonal and reaches peak intensity during Spring. Body Image, 41, 406-416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2022.04.011

    *Luberti, F., Blake, K., & Brooks, R. (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, 202-237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-022-00188-6

    Brooks, R., Russo-Batterham, D. & Blake, K. R. (2022). Incel activity on social media linked to local mating ecology. Psychological Science, 33(2), 249-258. https://doi.org/10.1177/09567976211036065

    • Altmetrics score of 203

    Blake, K. (2022). Attractiveness helps women secure mates, but also status and reproductively relevant resources. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-01949-2

  • 2021

    Blake, K. R., Anjum, G., & Brooks, R. (2021). Family and gendered fitness interests effects on female stereotyping, attitudes toward female autonomy, and status-seeking in Pakistan. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 7, 382-402. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00174-4

    *Kellie, D., Blake, K. R., & Brooks, R. (2021). Behind the makeup: The effects of cosmetics on women’s self-objectification, and their objectification by others. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4-5), 703-721. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2767

    • Scopus FWCI of 1.62

    Griffith, S., Austen, E., Krug, I., Blake, K. R. (2021). Beach body ready? Shredding for summer? A first look at “Seasonal Body Image”. Body Image, 37, 269-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.03.004

    *Kellie, D., Blake, K., & Brooks, R. (2021). Prejudice towards sex workers depends on the sexual activity and autonomy of their work, hobbies and daily activities. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1): 24386. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.24386

    Kerry, N., Blake, K. R., Murray, D., & Brooks, R. (2021). Male descendant kin promote conservative views on gender issues and conformity. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 3, e34. https://doi.org/10.1017/ehs.2021.29

    Brooks, R., & Blake, K. R. (2021). Gendered Fitness Interests: A proposal explaining how relatives affect socio-political attitudes and behaviours. Evolution & Human Behavior, 42(4), 295-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.12.002

    Blake, K. R., *O’Dean, S., *Lian, J., & Denson, T. (2021). Misogynistic tweets correlate with and prospectively predict domestic violence incidents over time. Psychological Science, 32(3), 315-325. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620968529

    • Top 10 of the most cited by all APS journals in 2021; Altmetrics score of 317; Scopus FWCI of 2.23

    Jones, B.C., DeBruine, L.M., Flake, J.K., … Blake., K. R.,… Chartier, C.R. (2021). To which world regions does the valence–dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behavior. 5, 159-169. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-01007-2

    • Scopus FWCI of 27.53

    Casto, K., *Arthur, L., Hamilton, D. and Edwards, D. (2021). Testosterone, Athletic Context, Oral Contraceptive Use, and Competitive Performance in Women. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 8, 52-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00180-6

  • 2020

    Lyon, D., Owen, S., Osborne, M., Blake, K. R., *Andrades, B. (2020). Left / Write / Hook: A mixed method study of a writing and boxing workshop for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma. International Journal of Wellbeing. 10(5), 20201206.

    • Noted in Scopus for economic impact: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality, and Goal 16 Peace, justice, and strong institutions.

    Krug, I., Selvarajaa, P, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Hughes, E, Slater, A., Griffiths, S., Yee, Z. W., Richardson, B., & Blake, K. (2020). The effects of Fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental daily monitoring study in females. Body Image. 35, 279-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.09.011

    *Luberti., F., Blake., K. R., & Brooks., R., (2020). Does the quality of mating competitors affect socio-political attitudes? An experimental test. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 6, 501-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-020-00151-3

    Krug, I., Yee, Z., Griffiths, S., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Blake, K., & Richardson , S. (2020). The differential impact of viewing fitspiration and thinspiration images on male body image: An experimental ecological momentary assessment study. Body Image. 35, 96-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.008

    • Scopus FWCI of 2.03

    Blake, K., Godwin, M., Letheren, K., Russell-Bennett, R., & Whyte, S. (2020). “I sexually identify as an Attack Helicopter”: Incels, trolls, and non-binary gender politics online. First Monday. 25(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v25i9.10601

    Kasumovic, M. Hatcher, E., Blake, K. R., & Denson, T. (2020). Performance in video games affects self-perceived mate value and mate preferences. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 15(2), 191–207. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000231

    Blake, K.R. & Gangestad, S. (2020). On attenuated interactions, measurement error, and statistical power: Guidelines for social and personality psychologists. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 46(12), 1702-1711. Available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220913363 .

    • Scopus FWCI of 5.54

    *Arthur, L., Brooks, R. & Blake, K. R. (2020). Female self-sexualization covaries with mate value but not mate availability. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. 6, 277-291. https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s40750-020-00133-5

    Blake, K. R., Brooks, R., *Arthur, L., & Denson, T. (2020). In the context of romantic attraction, beautification can increase assertiveness in women. PLoS One. 15(3): e0229162. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229162

    *Luberti, F., Blake, K., & Brooks, R. (2020). The effects of the mating market, sex, age, and income on socio-political orientation: Insights from Evolutionary Theory and Sexual Economics Theory. Human Nature, 31, 88-111. Available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s12110-019-09361-5

    • Scopus FWCI of 2.27
  • 2019

    *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, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221388

    • Noted in Scopus for economic impact: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 Gender Equality

    Blake, K. R. & Brooks, R. (2019). Status anxiety mediates the positive relationship between income inequality and female sexualization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Available at https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1909806116

    • Altmetrics score of 333; News circulation reached >480 million people

    Blake., K. R., & Brooks., R. (2019). Income inequality and its implications for gendered conflict. In J. Jetten & K. Peters (eds.), The Social Psychology of Income Inequality. Springer. Available at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28856-3_11

  • 2018

    Blake, K. R., Bastian, B., Denson, T., Grosjean, P., & Brooks, R. (2018). Income inequality not gender inequality positively covaries with female sexualization on social media. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Available at https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1717959115

    • Altmetrics score of 1258; 99.9999th percentile of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetrics (N = 11.8m); Top ranked paper for 2018 in School of Psychology UNSW Sydney (Altmetrics)

    Denson, T., O’Dean, S., Blake, K., & Beames, J. (2018). Aggression in women: Behavior, brain, and hormones. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Available at https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00081

    • Altmetrics score of 172; Article has more views than 99% of all articles in Frontiers journals

    Blake, K. R. (2018). Resolving speculations of methodological inadequacies in the standardized protocol for characterizing women’s fertility: Comment on Lobmaier and Bachofner (2018). Hormones and Behavior. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.05.022

    Blake, K.R., Fourati, M., & Brooks., R. (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 & Human Behavior. Available athttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.06.006

    • 98th percentile of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetrics (N = 11.8m)

    Blake, K. R., & Brooks, R. (2018). High mate value men become more accepting of intimate partner abuse when primed with gender equality. Frontiers in Sociology. Available at https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2018.00028

    Dixson B., Blake, K. R., Denson, T. F., Gooda-Vossos, A., Sulikowski, D., Rantala, M. J., & Brooks, R. C. (2018). The role of mating context and fecundability in women’s preferences for men’s facial masculinity and beardedness. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 93, 90–102. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.04.007

    • 90th percentile for Altmetrics Attention Score for outputs of same age and source

    Dixson, B., Lee, A., Blake, K. R., Jasienska, G., & Marcinkowska, U. (2018). Women’s preferences for men’s beards do not change with their likelihood of conception. Hormones and Behavior. 97, 137–44. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.11.006

    • 97th percentile for Altmetrics Attention Score for outputs of same age and source
  • 2017

    Kasumovic, M., Blake, K. R., & Denson. T. (2017). Using knowledge from human research to improve understanding of contest theory and contest dynamics. Proceedings of The Royal Society B. 284, 2182–91. Available at https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2182

    Blake, K. R., Bastian, B., & Denson, T. (2017). Heightened male aggression toward sexualized women following romantic rejection: The mediating role of sex goal activation. Aggressive Behavior. 44, 40–49. Available at https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21722

    • Picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age; Top #20 downloads for Aggressive Behavior in 2017–18; Featured in Women’s Health Victoria Government Policy document

    Blake, K. R., Hopkins, R., Sprunger, J., Eckhardt, C. I., & Denson, T. (2017). Relationship quality and cognitive reappraisal moderate the effect of negative urgency on intimate partner violence. Psychology of Violence. 8, 218–28. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000121

    Blake, K.R., Dixson, B., O'Dean, S., & Denson, T. (2017). No compelling positive association between ovarian hormones and wearing red clothing when using multinomial analyses. Hormones and Behavior, 90, 129–35. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.03.005

    Blake, K. R. & Denson, T(2017). Contexts for men’s aggression against men. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer Nature. Forthcoming book. Available at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_862-1

    • Featured in Women’s Health Victoria policy document (McKenzie et al., 2018, Advertising (in)equality: The impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing, Women’s Health Victoria, available at https://apo.org.au/node/209151)
  • 2016

    Blake, K. R., Bastian, B., O'Dean, S., & Denson, T. (2016). High estradiol and low progesterone positively predict assertiveness in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 91–99. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.10.008

    • 94th percentile for Altmetrics Attention Score for outputs of same age

    Blake, K. R., Yih, J., Zhao, K., Sung, B., & Harmon-Jones, C. (2016). Skin-transmitted pathogens and the heebie jeebies: Evidence for a subclass of disgust stimuli that evoke a qualitatively unique emotional response. Cognition and Emotion. 31, 1153–68. Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2016.1202199

    Blake, K.R., Dixson, B., O'Dean, S., & Denson, T. (2016). Standardized protocols for characterizing women’s fertility: A data-driven approach. Hormones and Behavior, 81, 74–83. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.03.004

    • 678 downloads of researcher protocols from Open Science Framework; 96th percentile in Behavioral Neuroscience articles of the same age and type

    Blake, K. R., Bastian, B., & Denson, T. (2016). Perceptions of low agency and high sexual openness mediate the relationship between sexualization and sexual aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 42, 483–97. Available at https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21644

    • 90th percentile for Altmetrics Attention Score for outputs of same age
  • 2015

    Kasumovic, M. M., Blake, K. R, Dixson, B. & Denson, T. F. (2015). Why do people play violent video games? Demographic, status-related, and mating-related correlates in men and women. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 204–11. Available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.06.018

    • 97th percentile for Altmetrics Attention Score for outputs of same age