DR STEVE STEWART-WILLIAMS

Publications

Books

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

Stewart-Williams, S. (2012). Darwin Tanri ve Yasamin Anlami: Evrim Kurami Bildigimiz Her Seyi Nasil Alt Üst Etti? (I. Hoca, Trans.). Say Yayinlari.

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: Cambridge University Press.


Refereed Journal Articles / Book Chapters (click on title to download)

Stewart-Williams, S. (in press). Afterlife beliefs: An evolutionary approach. In Wulff, D. M. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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

Crewther, B. T., Thomas, A., Stewart-Williams, S., Kilduff, L. P., & Cook, C. J. (2016). Is salivary cortisol moderating the relationship between salivary testosterone and hand-grip strength in healthy men? European Journal of Sport Science.

Stewart-Williams, S., Butler, C. A., & Thomas, A. (2016). Sexual history and present attractiveness: People want a mate with a bit of a past - but not too much. Journal of Sex Research.

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). Oxford: 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). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

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

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. (30,000-word target article.)

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). Oxford: 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., Starratt, V. G., & Stewart-Williams, S. (2007). Why do men insult their intimate 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). Bowen Hills, Queensland: 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. (2003). Darwin and Descartes' demon: On the possible evolutionary origin of belief in an external world. Evolution and Cognition, 9, 123-130.

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

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

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004). Dividing up the flow of experience [Review of the book Concepts: Core readings]. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11, 79-80.

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, December). Life after death. Philosophy Now, 39, 22-25.


Conference Presentations / Public Lectures

Stewart-Williams, S. (2013, June). The ape that thought it was a peacock: The evolution of mutual mate choice. Seminar presented at Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2013, February). The ape that thought it was a peacock: Do evolutionary psychologists exaggerate sex differences? Seminar presented at Brunel University, London, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2012, May). Darwin, God, and the meaning of life. Presented at the meeting of the Bethany Discussion Group, St Peter’s Church, Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2011, March). God, meaning, and morality after Darwin. Presented at the monthly meeting of Skeptics in the Pub (SITP), Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2010, October). Life after Darwin: No God, no meaning, no morality? Presented at Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2010, February). Darwin, God, and the meaning of life: The philosophical implications of evolutionary theory. Public lecture presented at the bi-weekly meeting of Agora, Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2009, September). Life after Darwin: How evolutionary theory changed the world. Public lecture presented at the monthly meeting of the British Federation of Women Graduates, Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2009, August). Darwin, God and the meaning of life. Paper presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2009, February). Darwin, God and the meaning of life: How evolution undermines everything you thought you knew. Public lecture presented at Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2008, June). Human beings as evolved nepotists: Exceptions to the rule and effect of cost of help. Paper presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) 2008 Conference, Kyoto, Japan.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2007, October). Why are we nice? The evolution of altruistic behaviour. Presented at Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

McKibbin, W. F., Goetz, A. T., Shackelford, T. K., Schipper, L. D., Starratt, V. G.,& Stewart-Williams, S. (2006, June). Why do men insult their intimate partners? Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) 2006 Conference, Philadelphia, USA.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2006, June). Kinship, friendship, and helping: Effects of relatedness, cost of helping, and reciprocal exchange history. Paper presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) 2006 Conference, Philadelphia, USA.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2006, May). Altruism among kin vs. non-kin. Paper presented at the Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium (OEEC) 2006, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2006, April). Prosocial behaviour among kin vs. non-kin: Effects of relatedness, cost of helping, and reciprocal exchange history. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Darwinian Day 2006, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2004, August). Theories of the placebo effect. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Stewart-Williams, S, & Hill, S. R. (2004, August). Silencing roosters and skinning cats: The evolutionary origin of causal reasoning. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stewart-Williams, S. (2003, August). The placebo effect: Expectancy versus conditioning debate. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Invited speaker.)