DR STEVE STEWART-WILLIAMS


Books

Stewart-Williams, S. (2020). Darwin, dio e il senso della vita (2nd edition; M. Mori, Trans.). Espress Edizioni.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2020). La scimmia che ha capito l'universo: Come la mente e la cultura si evolvono (M. Mori, Trans.). Espress Edizioni.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2019). The ape that understood the universe: How the mind and culture evolve (rev. ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2019). The ape that understood the universe: How the mind and culture evolve [Audiobook]. Cambridge University Press.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). The ape that understood the universe: How the mind and culture evolve. Cambridge University Press.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2014). Darwin, Bóg i sens zycia: Dlaczego teoria ewolucji zmienia wszystko? (P. Szwajcer, Trans.). CiS.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2012). Darwin Tanrı ve Yaşamın Anlamı: Evrim Kuramı Bildiğimiz Her Şeyi Nasıl Alt Üst Etti? (I. Hoca, Trans.). Say Yayınları.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2011). Il senso della vita senza Dio: Prendere Darwin sul serio (M. Mori, Trans.). Espress Edizioni.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2010). Darwin, God and the meaning of life: How evolutionary theory undermines everything you thought you knew. Cambridge University Press.


Journal Articles/Book Chapters (click on title to read)

Stewart-Williams, S. (in press). Making music: Let’s not be too quick to abandon the byproduct hypothesis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Stewart-Williams, S., Chang, C. Y. M., Wong, X. L., & Thomas, A. G. (2021). People react less positively to male- than female-favoring sex differences: Replicating and extending a counterintuitive finding. [Manuscript submitted for publication]. School of Psychology, University of Nottingham Malaysia.

Stewart-Williams, S., Chang, C. Y. M., Wong, X. L., Blackburn, J. D., & Thomas, A. G. (2021). Reactions to male-favouring versus female-favouring sex differences: A pre-registered experiment and Southeast Asian replication. British Journal of Psychology, 112, 389-411.

Thomas, A. G., Armstrong, S. L., Stewart-Williams, S., & Jones, B. C. (2021). Current fertility status does not predict sociosexual attitudes and desires in normally ovulating women. Evolutionary Psychology, 19, 1474704920976318.

Thomas, A. G., Stone, B., Bennett, P., Stewart-Williams, S., & Kennair, L.E.O. (2021). Sex differences in voyeuristic and exhibitionistic interests: Exploring the mediating roles of sociosexuality and sexual compulsivity from an evolutionary perspective. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2020). Are humans peacocks or robins? In Workman, L., Reader, W., & Barkow, J. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior (pp. 342-352). Cambridge University Press.

Thomas, A. G., Jonason, P. K., Blackburn, J. D., Kennair, L. E. O., Lowe, R., Malouff, J., Stewart-Williams, S., Sulikowski, D., & Li, N. P. (2020). Mate preference priorities in the East and West: A cross-cultural test of the mate preference priority model. Journal of Personality, 88, 606-620.

Richards, G., Davies, W., Stewart-Williams, S., Wynford, B., & Reed, P. (2018). 2D:4D digit ratio and religiosity in university student and general population samples. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 20, 23-36.

Thomas, A. G., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). Mating strategy flexibility in the laboratory: Preferences for long- and short-term mating change in response to evolutionarily relevant variables. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39, 82-93.

Crewther, B. T., Thomas, A. G., Stewart-Williams, S., Kilduff, L. P., & Cook, C. J. (2017). Is salivary cortisol moderating the relationship between salivary testosterone and hand-grip strength in healthy men? European Journal of Sport Science, 17, 188-194.

Stewart-Williams, S., Butler, C. A., & Thomas, A. G. (2017). Sexual history and present attractiveness: People want a mate with a bit of a past, but not too much. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 1097-1105.

Richards, G., Reed, P., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2015). Associations between digit ratio (2D:4D) and locus of control. Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 102-105.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2015). Evolution and morality. In Wright, J. D. (Ed.). International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 811-818). Elsevier.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2015). Foreword: On the origin of afterlife beliefs by means of memetic selection. In Martin, M., & Augustine, K. (Eds.). The myth of afterlife: Essays on the case against life after death (pp. xiii-xxv). McFarland.

Stewart-Williams, S., & Thomas, A. G. (2013). The ape that kicked the hornet's nest: Response to commentaries on "The Ape That Thought It Was a Peacock". Psychological Inquiry, 24, 248-271.

Stewart-Williams, S., & Thomas, A. G. (2013). The ape that thought it was a peacock: Does evolutionary psychology exaggerate human sex differences? Psychological Inquiry, 24, 137-168.

Brain, P. F., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2010). Evolution of emotions. In G. F. Koob, M. Le Moal, & R. F. Thompson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 1 (pp. 507-511). Academic Press.

Starratt, V. G., Goetz, A. T., Shackelford, T. K., McKibbin, W. F., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2008). Men’s partner-directed insults and sexual coercion in intimate relationships. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 315-323.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2008). Human beings as evolved nepotists: Exceptions to the rule and effects of cost of help. Human Nature, 19, 414-425.

McKibbin, W. F., Goetz, A. T., Shackelford, T. K., Schipper, L. D., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2007). Why do men insult their partners? Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 231-241.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2007). Altruism among kin vs. nonkin: Effects of cost of help and reciprocal exchange. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28, 193-198.

Goetz, A. T., Shackelford, T. K., Schipper, L. D., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2006). Adding insult to injury: Development and initial validation of the Partner-Directed Insults Scale. Violence and Victims, 21, 691-706.

Stewart-Williams, S., Podd, J., & Hill, S. R. (2006). Elements of an evolved conceptual framework. In C. M. Fletcher-Flinn & G. M. Haberman (Eds.), Cognition and language: Perspectives from New Zealand (pp. 227-238). Australian Academic Press.

Whittington, C. J., Podd, J., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2006). Memory deficits in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 738-754.

Lamont, A. C., Stewart-Williams, S., & Podd, J. (2005). Face recognition and aging: Effects of target age and memory load. Memory and Cognition, 33, 1017-1024.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2005). Fitting data to theory: The contribution of a comparative perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 293-294.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2005). Innate ideas as a naturalistic source of metaphysical knowledge. Biology and Philosophy, 20, 791-814.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004). Life after Darwin: Human beings and their place in the universe. Anthropology and Philosophy, 5, 37-47.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004). The placebo puzzle: Putting together the pieces. Health Psychology, 23, 198-206.

Stewart-Williams, S., & Podd, J. (2004). The placebo effect: Dissolving the expectancy versus conditioning debate. Psychological Bulletin, 130, 324-340.

Stewart-Williams, S., & Podd, J. (2004). Placebo psychotherapies and nonconscious learning in the placebo effect: Reply to Kirsch (2004). Psychological Bulletin, 130, 344-345.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2002). Gender, the perception of aggression, and the overestimation of gender bias. Sex Roles, 46, 177-189.


Other Publications

Stewart-Williams, S. (2020). Evolution is the greatest show on Earth. Nautilus.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2019). Nurture alone can’t explain male aggression. Nautilus.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). How culture makes us smarter. Psychology Today.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). Why blood is thicker than water. The Naked Scientists.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). Keeping it casual. Quillette.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). 12 mind-bending perceptual illusions. Nautilus.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). Where does jealousy come from? BBC Focus Magazine.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2018). The roundabout of death and why people hurt themselves for memes. WIRED Magazine.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2015). On the origin of afterlife beliefs by means of memetic selection. Free Inquiry, 35.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004). Can an evolutionist believe in God? Philosophy Now, 47, 19-21. (Cover story)

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004). Darwin meets Socrates: The implications of evolutionary theory for ethics. Philosophy Now, 45, 26-29.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2003). Life from non-life: Must we accept a supernatural explanation? The Skeptic, 16, 12-16. (Cover story)

Stewart-Williams, S. (2002). Life after death. Philosophy Now, 39, 22-25.