• Publications
  • Influence
Physical Attractiveness in Adaptationist Perspective.
How and why do our minds generate different levels of attraction to others? This chapter integrates life history, evolutionary psychology, and human biology approaches to address this question.Expand
  • 139
  • 18
  • PDF
Is beauty in the context-sensitive adaptations of the beholder?: Shiwiar use of waist-to-hip ratio in assessments of female mate value
The proposition that universal standards of female beauty reflect adaptations for reproductive value assessment does not preclude cross-cultural variation that is contingent on local environmentalExpand
  • 115
  • 14
  • PDF
Illness, injury, and disability among Shiwiar forager-horticulturalists: implications of health-risk buffering for the evolution of human life history.
Human life history is distinguished by long lifespan, delayed reproduction, intergenerational asymmetric benefit transfers from adults to juveniles and between adults, and a large brain able toExpand
  • 159
  • 10
  • PDF
Analysis of variability of high sensitivity C‐reactive protein in lowland ecuador reveals no evidence of chronic low‐grade inflammation
C‐reactive protein (CRP) is a central component of innate immune defenses, and high sensitivity CRP has emerged as an important biomarker of chronic inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk.Expand
  • 73
  • 8
  • PDF
Life history, immune function, and intestinal helminths: Trade‐offs among immunoglobulin E, C‐reactive protein, and growth in an Amazonian population
Objectives. Infection with helminths is associated with shifts in host immunity, including increased production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) and reduced inflammation. Given limited energy budgets, theseExpand
  • 70
  • 6
  • PDF
Human preferences for sexually dimorphic faces may be evolutionarily novel
Significance It is a popular assumption that certain perceptions—for example, that highly feminine women are attractive, or that masculine men are aggressive—reflect evolutionary processes operatingExpand
  • 118
  • 6
  • PDF
Growth and market integration in Amazonia: A comparison of growth indicators between Shuar, Shiwiar, and nonindigenous school children
We describe and compare the growth of three groups of juveniles, aged 0–18, who experience different degrees of market integration and acculturation in the Ecuadorian Amazon. These include 1,384Expand
  • 47
  • 6
  • PDF
Evidence for a Peak Shift in a Humoral Response to Helminths: Age Profiles of IgE in the Shuar of Ecuador, the Tsimane of Bolivia, and the U.S. NHANES
Background The peak shift model predicts that the age-profile of a pathogen's prevalence depends upon its transmission rate, peaking earlier in populations with higher transmission and declining asExpand
  • 70
  • 5
  • PDF
Implications of market integration for cardiovascular and metabolic health among an indigenous Amazonian Ecuadorian population
Background: Market integration (MI), the suite of social and cultural changes that occur with economic development, has been associated with negative health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease;Expand
  • 50
  • 5
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...