• Grunewald, E., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2007). Edited Volume. Researching the Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Newcastle (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Roelofs, M. F. A., & de Vries, S. A. (in press). Does exposure to psychosocial adversity enhance deception detection ability? Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.
  • Mathot, K. J., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (in press). Models of pace-of-life syndromes (POLS): A systematic review. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E.  & Ellis, B. J. (in press). Toward a balanced view of stress-adapted cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [commentary on Pepper & Nettle, in press]
  • Ellis, B. J., Bianchi, J., Griskevicius, V., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (in press). Beyond risk and protective factors: An adaptation-based approach to resilience.  Perspectives on Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/1745691617693054
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & de Weerth, C. (in press). Developmental plasticity. In M. H. Bornstein, M. E. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman, and J. E. Lansford (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E. (in press). Environmental unpredictability. In T. Shackelford and V. Weekes‐Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Fraley, R. C. (in press). What do evolutionary models teach us about sensitive periods in psychological development?  European Psychologist. DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000265
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Fenneman, J., van Gelder, J-L., & Godoy, I. (2017). CLASH’s life history foundations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [commentary on Van Lange et al., 2017]


  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Sheehy-Skeffington, J. (2016). Psychological responses to fluctuating environments. Current Anthropology57, 645-646. [commentary on Quinlan et al., 2016]
  • Barrett, H. C., Peterson, C. D., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2016). Mapping the cultural learnability landscape of danger. Child Development87, 770-781.  [Appendix].
  • Stamps, J., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2016). Bayesian models of development.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution31, 260-268.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Panchanathan, K., & Belsky, J. (2016). A mathematical model of the evolution of individual differences in developmental plasticity arising through parental bet-hedging. Developmental Science19, 251–274.
  • Panchanathan*, K., & Frankenhuis*, W. E. (2016). The evolution of sensitive windows in a model of incremental development. Proceedings of the Royal Society B28320152439.  [Appendix]. *Equal contributions.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Panchanathan, K., & Nettle, D. (2016). Cognition in harsh and unpredictable environments. Current Opinion in Psychology, 7, 76-80.


  • Fawcett, T. W., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2015). Adaptive explanations for sensitive windows in development. Frontiers in Zoology, 12 (Suppl. 1): S3.


  • Tybur, J. M., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Pollet, T. V. (2014). Behavioral immune system methods: Surveying the past to shape the future. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences8, 274–283.
  • Pollet, T. V., Tybur, J. M., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Rickard, I. J. (2014). What can cross-cultural correlations teach us about human nature? Human Nature25, 410–429.
  • Nettle, D., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Rickard, I. J. (2014). The evolution of predictive adaptive responses in humans: Response. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281, 20132822. [reply to commentary by Marco Del Giudice on Nettle et al., 2013]
  • Rickard, I. J., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Nettle, D. (2014). Why are childhood family factors associated with timing of maturation? A role for internal state. Perspectives on Psychological Science9, 3-15. With commentary by Jay Belsky.


  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & de Weerth, C. (2013). Does early-life exposure to stress shape or impair cognition? Current Directions in Psychological Science22, 407-412.
  • Kievit, R. A., Frankenhuis, W. E., Waldorp, L. J., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Simpson’s Paradox in psychological science: A practical guide. Frontiers in Psychology4, 513.
  • Nettle, D., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Rickard, I. J. (2013). The evolution of Predictive Adaptive Responses in human life history. Proceedings of the Royal Society B280, 20131343.  [Supplement]
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Panchanathan, K., & Barrett, H. C. (2013). Bridging developmental systems theory and evolutionary psychology using dynamic optimization. Developmental Science16, 584-598.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Gergely, G., & Watson, J. S. (2013). Infants may use contingency analysis to estimate environmental states: An evolutionary, life-history perspective. Child Development Perspectives7, 115-120.
  • Panchanathan, K., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Silk, J. B. (2013). The bystander effect in an N-player dictator game. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120, 285-297. [Supplement]. [News]
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., House, B., Barrett, H. C., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Infants’ perception of chasing. Cognition126, 224-233. [Videos]
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Barrett, H. C. (2013). Design for learning: The case of chasing. In M. D. Rutherford, & V. A. Kuhlmeier (Eds.), Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention (pp. 171-195). MIT Press.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Barrett, H. C., & Johnson, S. P. (2013). Developmental origins of biological motion perception. In K. L. Johnson, & M. Shiffrar (Eds.), People watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception (pp. 121-138). New York: Oxford University Press.


  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Del Giudice, M. (2012). When do adaptive developmental mechanisms yield maladaptive outcomes? Developmental Psychology48, 628-642. With commentary by Peter Gluckman and Alan Beedle.
  • Nettle, D., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Rickard, I. J. (2012). The adaptive basis of psychosocial acceleration theory. Developmental Psychology48, 718-721.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Karremans, J. C. (2012). Uncommitted men match their risk taking to female preferences, while committed men do the opposite. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology48, 428-431.


  • Frankenhuis*, W. E., & Panchanathan*, K. (2011). Balancing sampling and specialization: An adaptationist model of incremental development. Proceedings of the Royal Society B278, 3558-3565. [Appendix 123]. *Equal contributions. Selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology — Rank: “Must Read”
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Panchanathan, K. (2011). Individual differences in developmental plasticity may result from stochastic sampling. Perspectives on Psychological Science6, 336-347.
  • Thomsen, L., Frankenhuis, W. E., Ingold-Smith, M., & Carey, S. (2011). Big and mighty: Preverbal infants mentally represent social dominance. Science331, 477-480. [Supplement] [Videos] [News]


  • Frankenhuis, W. E., Dotsch, R., Karremans, J. C., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2010). Male physical risk taking in a virtual environment. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology8, 75-86. [News]
  • Karremans, J. C., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Arons, S. (2010). Blind men prefer a low waist-to-hip ratio. Evolution and Human Behavior31, 182-186. [News]
  • Frankenhuis, W. E. (2010). Did insecure attachment styles evolve for the benefit of the group? Frontiers in Psychology1, 172.
  • Panchanathan, K., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Barrett, H. C. (2010). Development: Evolutionary ecology’s midwife. Behavioral and Brain Sciences33, 105-106.

2007 – 2009

  • Haselton, M. G., Bryant, G. A., Wilke, A., Frederick, D. A., Galperin, A., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Moore, T. (2009). Adaptive rationality: An evolutionary perspective on cognitive bias. Social Cognition27, 733-763.
  • Barrett, H. C., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Wilke, A. (2008). Adaptation to moving targets: Culture/gene coevolution, not either/or.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences31, 511-512.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E., & Ploeger, A. (2007). Evolutionary psychology versus Fodor: Arguments for and against the massive modularity hypothesis. Philosophical Psychology20, 687-710.
  • Frankenhuis, W. E. (2007). What is it like to be a bird? In E. Grunewald, & W. E. Frankenhuis (Eds.), Researching the Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. ix-x). Newcastle (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


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