Publications

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Under Review/In Preparation

Pham, M. N. (2017). The evolutionary psychology of Austrian economics: Mathematical insight from Lanchester's laws. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Pham, M. N. (2017). Ancestral minds in modern political systems: Anarcho-capitalism, libertariansim, and evolved tribal psychology.
Manuscript submitted for publication.

Pham, M. N. (2017). Labor market outcomes of Career Technical Education programs in California: Fixed effects specifications and Mincerian earnings function. Manuscript in preparation.

2017

Pham, M.N., Barbaro, N., Mogilski, J.K., & Shackelford, T.K., Zeigler-Hill, V. (2017). Post-fight respect signals valuations of opponent's fighting performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 407-417.

Pham, M.N., Barbaro, N., Noser, A.E., Sela, Y., Shackelford, T.K., Zeigler-Hill, V., Weege, B., & Fink, B. (2017). Dishonest individuals request more frequent mate retention from friends. Personal Relationships, 24, 102-113.

Pham, M.N., Delecce, T., & Shackelford, T.K. (2017). Sperm competition in marriage: Semen displacement, male rivals, and spousal discrepancy in sexual interest. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 229-232.


2016

Barbaro, N., Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., & Zeigler-Hill, V. (2016). Insecure romantic attachment dimensions and frequency of mate retention behaviors. Personal Relationships, 23, 605-618.

Fink, B., Weege, B., Pham, M.N., & Shackelford, T.K. (2016). Handgrip strength and the Big Five personality factors in men and women. Personality and Individual Differences, 88, 175-177.

Jeffery, A.J., Pham, M.N.,& Shackelford, T.K., & Fink, B. (2016). Does human ejaculate quality relate to phenotypic traits? American Journal of Human Biology, 38, 318-329.

Onyishi, I.E., Prokop, P., Okafor, C.O., & Pham, M.N. (2016). Female genital cutting restricts sociosexuality among the Igbo people of Southeast Nigeria. Evolutionary Psychology, 14.

Pham, M.N. (2016). Punching faces and publishing papers: A review of Jonathan Gottschall's The Professor in the Cage: Why men fight and why we like to watch. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1, 251-252.

Pham, M.N., Jeffery, A.J., Sela, Y., Lynn, J.T., Trevino, S., Willockx, Z.
, Shackelford, T.K., Fink, B., & McDonald, M.M. (2016). Duration of cunnilingus predicts estimated ejaculate volume in humans: A content analysis of pornography. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2, 220-227.

Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2016). Sperm competition and the evolution of human sexuality. In T. K. Shackelford & R. D. Hansen (Eds.), Evolution of Sexuality. New York: Springer.

Shackelford, T. K., Goetz, A.T., LaMunyon, C. W., Pham, M. N., & Pound, N. (2016). Human sperm competition. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), The handbook of evolutionary psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.

2015

Barbaro, N., Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2015). Solving the problem of partner infidelity: Individual mate retention, coalitional mate retention, and in-pair copulation frequency. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 67-71.

Barbaro, N., Pham, M.N., & Shackelford, T.K. (2015). Sperm competition risk predicts copulatory duration and sexual coercion in humans. Evolutionary Psychology, 13, 4, DOI: 1474704915618411.

Conroy-Beam, D., Buss, D. M., Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2015). How sexually dimorphic are human mate preferences? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1082–1093.

Fink, B., Weege, B., Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2015). Integrating body movement into attractiveness research. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 220¸1-6.

Pham, M. N., Barbaro, N., Mogilski, J. K., & Shackelford, T. K. (2015). Coalitional mate retention is correlated positively with friendship quality involving women, but negatively with male-male friendship quality. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 87-90.

Pham, M. N., Barbaro, N. M., & Shackelford, T. K. (2015). Development and initial validation of the Coalitional Mate Retention Inventory. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1, 4-12.

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., Holden, C. J., Zeigler-Hill, V., Sela, Y., & Jeffrey, A. J. (2015). Men’s benefit-provisioning mate retention behavior mediates the relationship between their agreeableness and their oral sex behaviors. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1723-1728.

Sela, Y., Pham, M.N., & Shackelford, T.K. (2015). Do men and women perform oral sex as mate retention behavior? In T.K. Shackelford and R.D. Hansen (Eds.), The evolution of sexuality. (pp. 69-79). New York: Springer.

Sela, Y., Shackelford, T. K., Pham, M. N., & Euler, H. A. (2015). Do women perform fellatio as a mate retention behavior? Personality and Individual Differences, 73, 61-66.

Sela, Y., Shackelford, T.K., Pham, M.N., & Zeigler-Hill, V. (2015). Women’s mate retention behaviors, personality traits, and fellatio. Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 187-191.

Sela, Y., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., Shackelford, T.K., & Pham, M.N. (2015). Female copulatory orgasm and male partner’s attractiveness to his partner and other women. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 152-156.

Weege, B., Pham, M.N., Shackelford, T.K., & Fink, B. (2015). Physical strength and dance attractiveness: Further evidence for an association in men, but not in women. American Journal of Human Biology, 27, 728-730.

Weege, B., Barges, L., Pham, M.N., Shackelford, T.K., & Fink, B. (2015). Women’s attractiveness perception of men’s dance movements in relation to self-reported and perceived personality. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1, 23-27.

2014

Holden, C. J., Zeigler-Hill, V., Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2014). Personality features and mate retention strategies: Honesty-Humility and the willingness to manipulate, deceive, and exploit romantic partners. Personality and Individual Differences, 57, 31-36. [pdf]

Kamble, S., Shackelford, T. K., Pham, M. N., & Buss, D. M. (2014). Indian mate preferences: Continuity, sex differences, and cultural change across a quarter of a century. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 150-155.

Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2014). Human sperm competition: A comparative evolutionary analysis. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 1, 410-422.

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., Holden, C. J., Zeigler-Hill, V., Hummel, A., & Memering, S. (2014). Partner attractiveness moderates the relationship between number of sexual rivals and in-pair copulation frequency in humans (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 128, 328-331. [pdf]

Romero, G. A., Pham, M. N., & Goetz, A. T. (2014). The implicit rules of combat. Human Nature, 25, 496-516.

2013

McKibbin, W. F., Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2013). Human sperm competition in post-industrial ecologies: Sperm competition cues predict pornographic DVD sales rank. Behavioral Ecology, 24, 819-823. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2013). Oral sex as infidelity-detection. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 792-795. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2013). Oral sex as mate retention behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 185-188. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., & Shackelford, T. K. (2013). The relationship between objective sperm competition risk and men's copulatory interest is moderated by partner's time spent with other men. Human Nature, 24, 476-485. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., & Jeffery, A. J. (2013). Neither ape, nor peacock, but human. Psychological Inquiry, 24, 221-223. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., & Sela, Y. (2013). Women’s oral sex behaviors and risk of partner infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 446-449. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., Sela, Y., & Welling, L. L. M. (2013). Is cunnilingus-assisted orgasm a male sperm-retention strategy? Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 405-414. [pdf]

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., Welling, L. L. M., Ehrke, A. D., Sela, Y., & Goetz, A. T. (2013). Oral sex, semen displacement, and sexual arousal: Testing the ejaculate adjustment hypothesis. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 1130-1139. [pdf]

2012

Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K. (2012). The human and non-human life of insects. A review of Marlene Zuk, Sex on six legs: Lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 617-620. [pdf]