Daniel M Fessler

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A cross-cultural investigation of the role of foot size in physical attractiveness
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1553, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 34:267-76. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Negatively-biased credulity and the cultural evolution of beliefs
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e95167. 2014
  3. pmc Bound to lose: physical incapacitation increases the conceptualized size of an antagonist in men
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e71306. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Friends shrink foes: the presence of comrades decreases the envisioned physical formidability of an opponent
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:797-802. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Baumard et al.'s moral markets lack market dynamics
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, and Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:89-90. 2013
  6. pmc Weapons make the man (larger): formidability is represented as size and strength in humans
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e32751. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Cultural congruence between investigators and participants masks the unknown unknowns: shame research as an example
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 33:92. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in foot length proportionate to stature
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, and Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 32:44-59. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between susceptibility to nausea and vomiting and the possession of conditioned food aversions
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, UCLA, 341 Haines Hall, Box 951553, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Appetite 43:331-4. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Luteal phase immunosuppression and meat eating
    D M Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Riv Biol 94:403-26. 2001

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint A cross-cultural investigation of the role of foot size in physical attractiveness
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1553, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 34:267-76. 2005
    ..Small foot size was generally preferred for females, while average foot size was preferred for males. These results provide preliminary support for the hypothesis that humans possess an evolved preference for small feet in females...
  2. doi request reprint Negatively-biased credulity and the cultural evolution of beliefs
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e95167. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Bound to lose: physical incapacitation increases the conceptualized size of an antagonist in men
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e71306. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Friends shrink foes: the presence of comrades decreases the envisioned physical formidability of an opponent
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:797-802. 2013
    ..We document the predicted effect in two studies, one using naturally occurring variation in the presence of male companions and one employing experimental manipulation of this factor...
  5. doi request reprint Baumard et al.'s moral markets lack market dynamics
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, and Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:89-90. 2013
    ..To the contrary, humans display contingent morality/cooperation, and these shifts are best accounted for by market models of partner choice for mutually beneficial collaboration...
  6. pmc Weapons make the man (larger): formidability is represented as size and strength in humans
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e32751. 2012
    ..These findings pave the way for a fuller understanding of the evolution of the cognitive systems whereby humans--and likely many other social vertebrates--navigate social hierarchies...
  7. doi request reprint Cultural congruence between investigators and participants masks the unknown unknowns: shame research as an example
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 33:92. 2010
    ..This will occur when investigators implicitly rely on folk models that they share with their participants...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism in foot length proportionate to stature
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, and Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 32:44-59. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between susceptibility to nausea and vomiting and the possession of conditioned food aversions
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, UCLA, 341 Haines Hall, Box 951553, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Appetite 43:331-4. 2004
    ..Two surveys reveal that, among female participants, self-reported motion sickness susceptibility is positively correlated with the number of conditioned food aversions possessed, but no such correlation appears among male participants...
  10. ncbi request reprint Luteal phase immunosuppression and meat eating
    D M Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Riv Biol 94:403-26. 2001
    ..Reproductive immunosuppression explains many aspects of dietary behavior and sheds light on factors that may have contributed to gender-based divisions of labor during hominid evolution...
  11. ncbi request reprint No time to eat: an adaptationist account of periovulatory behavioral changes
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1553, USA
    Q Rev Biol 78:3-21. 2003
    ..In support of this explanation, I adduce evidence of: a) periovulatory reductions in other ingestive behaviors, and b) periovulatory increases in motor activity and the psychological concomitants thereof...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dimorphic foraging behaviors and the evolution of hominid hunting
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture and Department of Anthropology, 341 Haines Hall, Box 951553, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Riv Biol 95:429-53. 2002
    ..With the rise of cultural transmission of foraging knowledge, dimorphic foraging behaviors would have been reinforced, creating a more comprehensive gender-based division of labor...
  13. ncbi request reprint Disgust sensitivity and meat consumption: a test of an emotivist account of moral vegetarianism
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Appetite 41:31-41. 2003
    ..We conclude that moral vegetarianism conforms to traditional explanations of moral reasoning, i.e. moral vegetarians' disgust reactions to meat are caused by, rather than causal of, their moral beliefs...
  14. pmc The implications of starvation induced psychological changes for the ethical treatment of hunger strikers
    D M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    J Med Ethics 29:243-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate existing ethical guidelines for the treatment of hunger strikers in light of findings on psychological changes that accompany the cessation of food intake...
  15. ncbi request reprint An evolutionary explanation of the plasticity of salt preferences: prophylaxis against sudden dehydration
    D M T Fessler
    Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture and Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    Med Hypotheses 61:412-5. 2003
    ..It is proposed that an adaptive mechanism calibrates salt preferences as a function of the risk of dehydration as indexed by past dehydration events and maternal salt intake...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reproductive immunosupression and diet. An evolutionary perspective on pregnancy sickness and meat consumption
    Daniel M Fessler
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Curr Anthropol 43:19-61. 2002
    ..Clinical and ethnographic findings are examined in light of these proposals, and directions for future research are outlined...
  17. ncbi request reprint Examining the terminal investment hypothesis in humans and chimpanzees: associations among maternal age, parity, and birth weight
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1553, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 127:95-104. 2005
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  18. ncbi request reprint Infant mouthing behavior: the immunocalibration hypothesis
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, 341 Haines Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1553, USA
    Med Hypotheses 63:925-32. 2004
    ..Weaning initiates a number of immune changes that may program the neonatal immune system into certain life-long responses...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in relative foot length and perceived attractiveness of female feet: relationships among anthropometry, physique, and preference ratings
    Martin Voracek
    Department of Basic Psychological Research, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria
    Percept Mot Skills 104:1123-38. 2007
    ..The preference for small feet in women was convergent across different methods of evaluating attractiveness. Directions for investigations in this emerging field of research on physical attractiveness are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pseudoparadoxical impulsivity in restrictive anorexia nervosa: a consequence of the logic of scarcity
    Daniel M T Fessler
    Department of Anthropology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1553, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 31:376-88. 2002
    ..To explain an apparently paradoxical pattern wherein sufferers of restrictive anorexia nervosa exhibit both rigorous self-restraint and episodic impulsivity...