Brendan P Zietsch

Summary

Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi Female orgasm rates are largely independent of other traits: implications for "female orgasmic disorder" and evolutionary theories of orgasm
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Sex Med 8:2305-16. 2011
  2. pmc Evidence for genetic variation in human mate preferences for sexually dimorphic physical traits
    Karin J H Verweij
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e49294. 2012
  3. pmc No association of candidate genes with cannabis use in a large sample of Australian twin families
    Karin J H Verweij
    Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Addict Biol 17:687-90. 2012
  4. ncbi Common and specific genetic influences on EEG power bands delta, theta, alpha, and beta
    Brendan P Zietsch
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane 4029, Australia
    Biol Psychol 75:154-64. 2007
  5. pmc A genome-wide association study of Cloninger's temperament scales: implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality
    Karin J H Verweij
    Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, and Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Biol Psychol 85:306-17. 2010
  6. doi Genetic and environmental influences on optimism and its relationship to mental and self-rated health: a study of aging twins
    Miriam A Mosing
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Rd, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia
    Behav Genet 39:597-604. 2009
  7. doi Heritability of preferences for multiple cues of mate quality in humans
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 66:1762-72. 2012
  8. pmc Perfect genetic correlation between number of offspring and grandoffspring in an industrialized human population
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:1032-6. 2014
  9. pmc Variation in human mate choice: simultaneously investigating heritability, parental influence, sexual imprinting, and assortative mating
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Am Nat 177:605-16. 2011
  10. pmc Maintenance of genetic variation in human personality: testing evolutionary models by estimating heritability due to common causal variants and investigating the effect of distant inbreeding
    Karin J H Verweij
    Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, and Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston 4006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 66:3238-51. 2012

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Publications13

  1. doi Female orgasm rates are largely independent of other traits: implications for "female orgasmic disorder" and evolutionary theories of orgasm
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Sex Med 8:2305-16. 2011
    ..Evolutionary theories about the function of female orgasm predict correlations of orgasm rates with sexual attitudes and behavior and other fitness-related traits...
  2. pmc Evidence for genetic variation in human mate preferences for sexually dimorphic physical traits
    Karin J H Verweij
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e49294. 2012
    ..However, the relative magnitude of estimated genetic and environmental effects differed greatly and significantly between different trait preferences, with heritability estimates ranging from zero to 57%...
  3. pmc No association of candidate genes with cannabis use in a large sample of Australian twin families
    Karin J H Verweij
    Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Addict Biol 17:687-90. 2012
    ..05). The lack of replication may point to our limited understanding of the neurobiology of cannabis involvement and also to potential publication bias and false-positive findings in previous studies...
  4. ncbi Common and specific genetic influences on EEG power bands delta, theta, alpha, and beta
    Brendan P Zietsch
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane 4029, Australia
    Biol Psychol 75:154-64. 2007
    ..Non-additive genetic effects on beta power and a common environment effect on delta, theta, and alpha powers were observed in the frontal region...
  5. pmc A genome-wide association study of Cloninger's temperament scales: implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality
    Karin J H Verweij
    Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, and Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Biol Psychol 85:306-17. 2010
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  6. doi Genetic and environmental influences on optimism and its relationship to mental and self-rated health: a study of aging twins
    Miriam A Mosing
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Rd, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia
    Behav Genet 39:597-604. 2009
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  7. doi Heritability of preferences for multiple cues of mate quality in humans
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4067, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 66:1762-72. 2012
    ..Heritability was a little higher in reproductive aged than in nonreproductive aged women, but the difference was not significant...
  8. pmc Perfect genetic correlation between number of offspring and grandoffspring in an industrialized human population
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:1032-6. 2014
    ..These findings support the use of lifetime reproductive success as a proxy for fitness in populations like the one used here, but we caution against generalizing this conclusion to other kinds of human societies...
  9. pmc Variation in human mate choice: simultaneously investigating heritability, parental influence, sexual imprinting, and assortative mating
    Brendan P Zietsch
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Am Nat 177:605-16. 2011
    ..The main discernible pattern of mate choice was assortative mating; we found that partner similarity was due to initial choice rather than convergence and also at least in part to phenotypic matching...
  10. pmc Maintenance of genetic variation in human personality: testing evolutionary models by estimating heritability due to common causal variants and investigating the effect of distant inbreeding
    Karin J H Verweij
    Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, and Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratories, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston 4006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Evolution 66:3238-51. 2012
    ..These findings are consistent with genetic variation in personality traits having been maintained by mutation-selection balance...
  11. pmc Experimental evidence that women's mate preferences are directly influenced by cues of pathogen prevalence and resource scarcity
    Anthony J Lee
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Saint Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Biol Lett 7:892-5. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that environmental factors may directly influence women's mate preferences owing to evolved plasticity, such that mate preferences are flexible in response to environmental factors...
  12. doi Estimating heritability from twin studies
    Karin J H Verweij
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Methods Mol Biol 850:151-70. 2012
    ..OpenMx and the scripts used for this chapter can be downloaded so that readers can adapt and use the scripts for their own purposes...
  13. doi Sexual orientation and psychiatric vulnerability: a twin study of neuroticism and psychoticism
    Brendan P Zietsch
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Arch Sex Behav 40:133-42. 2011
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