1. Daniel J. Kruger, Maryanne L. Fisher, Sarah L. Strout & Shana’E. Clark (2014). Pride and Prejudice or Family and Flirtation?: Jane Austen's Depiction of Women's Mating Strategies. Philosophy and Literature 38 (1):114-128.
    In The Art Instinct, Denis Dutton promoted a theoretical framework that “has more validity, more power, and more possibilities than the hermetic discourse that deadens so much of the humanities.”1 This framework is Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural and sexual selection. Dutton proposed to seek “human universals that underlie the vast cacophony of cultural differences and across the globe” (AI, p. 39), based on a shared, evolved human nature.This contrasts with the relativistic presumptions of those falling under the (...)
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  2. Martin Voracek, Ulrich S. Tran & Maryanne L. Fisher (2010). Evolutionary Psychology's Notion of Differential Grandparental Investment and the Dodo Bird Phenomenon: Not Everyone Can Be Right. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (1):39-40.
    Integration of different lines of research concerning grandparental investment appears to be both promising and necessary. However, it must stop short when confronted with incommensurate arguments and hypotheses, either within or between disciplines. Further, some hypotheses have less plausibility and veridicality than others. This point is illustrated with results that conflict previous conclusions from evolutionary psychology about differential grandparental investment.
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  3. Martin Voracek & Maryanne L. Fisher (2004). The Birth of a Confounded Idea: The Joys and Pitfalls of Self-Experimentation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (2):273-274.
    According to Roberts, self-experimentation is a viable tool for idea generation in the behavioral sciences. Here we discuss some limitations of this assertion, as well as particular design and data-analytic shortcomings of his experiments.
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