Recent or In press

Tropf, F. C., Lee, S. H., Verweij, R. M., Stulp, G., van der Most, P. J., de Vlaming, R., Bakshi, A., Briley, D. A., Rahal, C. , Hellpap, R., Iliadou, A. N., Esko, T., Metspalu, A., Medland, S. E., Martin, N. G., Barban, N., Snieder, H., Robinson, M. R. & Mills, M. C. (2017). Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations. Nature Human Behaviour. Download

Stulp, G., Sear, R., Schaffnit, S.B., Mills, M.C. & Barrett, L. (2016). The reproductive ecology of industrial societies, Part II: the association between wealth and fertility. Human Nature 27(4): 445–470. Download

Stulp, G., Sear, R. & Barrett, L. (2016). The reproductive ecology of industrial societies, Part I: why measuring fertility matters. Human Nature 27(4): 422–444. Download

Stulp, G., Simons, M.J.P., Grasman, S. & Pollet, T.V. (2017). Assortative mating for human height: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Human Biology 29(1): e22917. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (2016). Revolution, Reconciliation, Integration: Is there a way to bring social and biological anthropology together? Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 175–182. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2016). Wealth, fertility, and adaptive behaviour in industrial populations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150153. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (in press). Evolutionary Psychology. International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2016). Evolutionary perspectives on human height variation. Biological Reviews 91(1): 206-234. Download

Stulp, G., (in press). ‘Big Man’. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, publisher: Springer International Publishing. Download


Pollet, T.V., Stulp, G., Henzi, P. & Barrett, L. (2015). Taking the aggravation out of data aggregation: a conceptual guide to dealing with statistical issues related to the pooling of individual-level observational data. American Journal of Primatology 77(7): 727–740. Download

Tropf, F.C., Stulp, G., Barban, N., Visscher, P.M., Yang, J., Snieder, H. Mills, M.C. (2015). Human fertility, molecular genetics, and natural selection in modern societies. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126821. Download

Barrett, L., Pollet, T.V. & Stulp, G. (2015). Evolved biocultural beings (who invented computers). Frontiers in Psychology 6:1047. Download

Stulp, G., Barrett, L., Tropf, F.C. & Mills, M. (2015). Does natural selection favour taller stature among the tallest people on earth? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150211. Download

Stulp, G., Pollet, T.V. & Barrett, L. (2015). The not-always-uniquely-predictive power of an evolutionary approach to understanding our not-so-computational nature. Frontiers in Psychology 6(419):1-4. Download

Conway, JR, Noë, N, Stulp, G, & Pollet, TV. Finding your Soulmate: Homosexual and heterosexual age preferences in online dating. Personal Relationships 22(4): 666–678. Download

Stulp, G, Buunk, AP, Verhulst, S & Pollet, TV. (2015). Human height is positively related to interpersonal dominance in dyadic interactions. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117860. Download

Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., Butovskaya, M., Stulp, G., Huanca, T. & Fink, B. (2015). Body height preferences and actual dimorphism in stature between partners in two non-Western societies (Hadza and Tsimane’). Evolutionary Psychology 13(2): 455-469. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2015). Fertility Theory: Theory of Life History Evolution. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 9. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 40–45. Download


Barrett, L., Pollet, T.V. & Stulp, G. (2014). From computers to cultivation: reconceptualizing evolutionary psychology. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 1-14. Download

Buunk, A.P., Stulp, G. & Ormel, J. (2014). Parental social status and intrasexual competitiveness among adolescents. Evolutionary Psychology 12(5): 1022-1037. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2014). The course (of) (or) history of life? A response to “A life-course approach to fertility”. Demographic Research. Download

Stulp, G.*, Mills, M., Pollet, T.V. & Barrett, L.* (2014). Non-linear associations between stature and mate choice characteristics for American men and their spouses. American Journal of Human Biology 26:530–537. * Authors contributed equally. Download

Simons, M.J.P., Stulp, G. & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A statistical approach to distinguish telomere elongation from error in longitudinal datasets. Biogerontology 15(1): 99-103. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (2013). Four more reasons why ethology matters: Tinbergen and the human sciences. Human Ethology Bulletin 28(4): 39-49. Download

Varella Valentova, J.V., Stulp, G., Třebický, V. & Havlíček, J. (2014). Preferred and actual relative height among homosexual male partners vary with preferred dominance and sex role. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86534. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2013). Binomial tests and randomization approaches: the case of US presidential candidate height and election outcomes. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications Ltd. Download


Pollet, T.V., Stulp, G. & Groothuis, A.G.G. (2013). Born to win? Testing the fighting hypothesis in realistic fights: left-handedness in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Animal Behaviour 86(3): 839-843. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Kurzban, R. & Verhulst, S. (2013). The height of choosiness: mutual mate choice for stature results in sub-optimal pair formation for both sexes. Animal Behaviour 86(1): 37-46. Featured in Animal Behaviour editorial. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (2013). Invited Commentary - The pleasures and pitfalls of studying humans from a behavioural ecological perspective. Behavioral Ecology 24: 1045-1046. Download

Cobey, K.D., Stulp, G., Laan, F., Buunk, A.P. & Pollet, T.V. (2013). Sex differences in risk taking behavior among Dutch cyclists. Evolutionary Psychology 11(2): 350-364 * Authors contributed equally. Download

Pollet, T.V., Pratt, S.E., Edwards, G. & Stulp, G. (2013). The Golden Years: men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science 4(1): 5-8. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P. & Pollet, T.V. (2013). Women want taller men more than men want shorter women. Personality and Individual Differences 54(8): 877-883. (reported to be the second most downloaded article in Social Psychology in 2013 by Elsevier). Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Pollet, T.V., Nettle, D. & Verhulst, S. (2013). Are human mating preferences with respect to height reflected in actual pairings? PLoS ONE 8(1): e54186. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T.V. (2013). Tall claims? Sense and nonsense about the importance of height of US presidents. The Leadership Quarterly 24(1): 159-171. Download


Stulp, G., Kuijper, B., Buunk, A.P., Pollet, T.V. & Verhulst, S. (2012). Intralocus sexual conflict over human height. Biology Letters 8 (6): 976-978 (recommended by the Faculty of 1000). Download

Stulp, G., Kordsmeyer, T., Buunk, A.P. & Verhulst, S. (2012). Increased aggression during human group contests when competitive ability is more similar. Biology Letters 8 (6): 921-923. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T.V. (2012). High and Mighty: height increases authority in professional refereeing. Evolutionary Psychology 10 (3): 588-601. Download

Stirrat, M., Stulp, G. & Pollet, T.V. (2012). Bizygomatic width is associated with death by contact violence in a forensic sample: Narrow-faced males are more likely to die from contact violence than wide-faced males. Evolution and Human Behavior 33 (5): 551-556. Download

Stulp, G., Verhulst, S., Pollet, T.V. & Buunk, A.P. (2012). The effect of female height on reproductive success is negative in Western populations, but more variable in non-Western populations. American Journal of Human Biology 24 (4): 486-494. Download

Stulp, G., Pollet, T.V., Verhulst, S. & Buunk, A.P. (2012). A curvilinear effect of height on reproductive success in human males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66 (3): 375-384. Download

2011 and earlier

Stulp, G., Verhulst, S., Pollet, T.V., Nettle, D. & Buunk, A.P. (2011). Parental height differences predict the need for an emergency Caesarean section. PLoS ONE 6 (6): e20497. Download

Stulp, G., Emery, N.J., Verhulst, S. & Clayton, N.S. (2009). Western scrub-jays conceal auditory information when competitors can hear but cannot see. Biology Letters 5 (5): 583-585. Download

Spenader, J. & Stulp, G. (2007). Antonymy in contrast relations. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Computational Semantics, Tilburg, 10-12 January, 2007. Download