Slate

What Makes People Look Like Their Pets? — August 19, 2014

A Forgotten Scandal in Baltimore’s High Society — March 17, 2014

What Is Truly Perverted? — October 17, 2013

Stop Saying “Sexual Preference” — June 17, 2013

What Do Homophobic Bigots Really Think? — August 23, 2012

The Prideful, Arrogant President of Chick-fil-A — August 6, 2012

Can Oral Sex Cure Morning Sickness? — July 10, 2012

Do Men Find Dumb-Looking Women More Attractive? — May 23, 2012

Pretty in Pink — April 16, 2012

Eugene Hoskins Is His Name — February 15, 2012

Porky Pig — January 6, 2012

Hair of the Night Stalker — December 22, 2011

Soulless Soul Mates — November 14, 2011

Culinary Racism — November 1, 2011

Ahmadinejad’s Nightmare — October 5, 2011

That’s Hot — September 14, 2011

Your Head on My Shoulder — August 23, 2011

So Close, and Yet So Far Away — August 8, 2011

L’Eau Pour Chien — July 25, 2011

A Bad Case of the Brain Fags — July 11, 2011

How the Brain Got Its Buttocks — May 17, 2011

The Human Skin Condition — April 19, 2011

Too Old to Hold — April 5, 2011

Naughty by Nature — March 3, 2011

Are You There God? It’s Me, Brain. —February 1, 2011

Darwin’s Rape Whistle: The Morning After — January 21, 2011

Darwin’s Rape Whistle — January 13, 2011

Bite Me — December 16, 2010


Scientific American

Bering in Mind 

“I Am a Lonely Soul”: Does Culture Determine How People Commit Suicide?  — November 27, 2014

Gender and Suicide: Why Do More Men than Women Kill Themselves? — November 26, 2014

One Last Goodbye: The Strange Case of Terminal Lucidity — November 25, 2014

Nice Grill: You Look Like Your Car (and Your Car Looks Like Your Dog) — August 25, 2014

This Queasy Love: How Having Frequent Diarrhea as a Child Shapes Your Adult Mate Choice — August 12, 2014

The High-Heel Hottie Effect: The Evolutionary Psychology of Women’s Shoes — July 23, 2014

A Good Man Is Hard to Find, So Here’s an (Evolutionary) Tip — July 15, 2014

Voices Carry (Signals of Your Sexual Intent and Reproductive Value) — July 10, 2014

The Original Cupid Was a Sociopath — February 14, 2014

Are Straight Women and Gay Men “Natural Allies”? An Evolutionary Account — January 1, 2014

A Baker’s Dozen Old-Fashioned Anti-Erection Gadgets for Men (with Illustrations) — December 30, 2013

Darwin’s Morning After Pill: How Couples Who Want Children Can Increase Their Chances — December 27, 2013

Ian Stevenson’s Case for the Afterlife: Are We ‘Skeptics’ Really Just Cynics? — November 2, 2013

The Lustful Human Animal: Cultural Differences in Sexual Harm and Consent — October 6, 2013

Of Cultures Destroyed by Western Sexual Exploitation and Violent Religious Prudery — September 24, 2013

Beware the Ultimate Orgasm: Autoerotic Fatalities — September 6, 2013

I Don’t Mean to be Forward, but Please Park on my Face? — September 03 2013

Bite Those Nails, Baby: A “Quick” Tale of Fingernail Fetishism — August 14, 2013

The Opposite of “Protection”: A Fetish for Used Condoms — August 12, 2013

Hearts of Stone: Sexual Deviants in Antiquity — August 8, 2013

Erotic Vomiting: You’re So Hot You Make Me Barf — August 7, 2013

Bromidrophilia: Beauty is in the Nose of the Besniffer — August 6, 2013

Meet the Feeders: Getting Off by Getting Fat — August 2, 2013

Apotemnophilia: A Cut Above the Rest (of the Sexual Deviancies) — August 1, 2013

(Ever)lasting Beauty: A Sexual Attraction to the Elderly — July 31, 2013

Paraphilic Infantalism: The Case of the Old Baby — July 30, 2013

Partial for Protuberant: The Man Who Was Into “Outies” —July 29, 2013

DOMA’s Demise and Sexual Deviants: What’s at the Bottom of the “Slippery Slope”? — June 27, 2013

Hey, Andrew Sullivan, Stop Calling My Penis “Mutilated” — September 10, 2012

Imaginary Presidents and Imaginary Gods: The Real “Empty Chair Effect” — September 4, 2012

The Devil Makes You Gay: The Mormon Church and Its Homosexual Misfits — June 5, 2012

Autistic Savants: Geniuses of Obscure Devotions — February 14, 2012

“Natural Theologians” Are God’s Psychoanalysts — January 25, 2012

“Dear Jesse, I’m an Atheistic Porn Addict.” — January 23, 2012

Morality Stinks (Especially If You’re Gay) — January 20, 2012

Retro Science Jargon: Negroes, Retards, Morons, Feeble-Minded Idiots and Perverts — December 3, 2011 

Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome: Men Who Think They Are Pregnant with Dogs — November 15, 2011

Half Dead: Men and the “Midlife Crisis” — October 3, 2011

Listen Carefully: The Evolutionary Secret To Making a Hit Record — August 30, 2011

The End of Gays: Gay Marriage and the Decline of the Homosexual Population — August 1, 2011

God's little rabbits: Religious People Out-Reproduce Secular Ones by a Landslide — December 22, 2010

Not So Fast... What's So “Premature” About Premature Ejaculation? — November 15, 2010

The Fattest Ape: An Evolutionary Tale of Human Obesity — November 2, 2010

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself — October 20, 2010

Is Killing Yourself Adaptive? That Depends: An Evolutionary Theory About Suicide — October 11, 2010

An Ode to the Many Evolved Virtues of Human Semen — September 22, 2010

Is Your Child a “Prehomosexual”? Forecasting Adult Sexual Orientation  — September 15, 2010

Polyamory Chic, Gay Jealousy and the Evolution of a Broken Heart — August 25, 2010

Oedipus Complex 2.0: Like It or Not, Parents Shape Their Children's Sexual Preferences — August 17, 2010

Laughing Rats and Ticklish Gorillas: Joy and Mirth in Humans and Other Animals — August 3, 2010

Cur Cognition: Do Stray Dogs Have Qualitatively Different Kinds of Canine Minds? — July 16, 2010

One Reason Why  Humans Are Special and Unique: We Masturbate. A lot — June 22, 2010

Studying the Elusive “Fag Hag”: Women Who Like Men Who Like Men — June 7, 2010

The Neuropsychology of Public Speaking: Tipsy, Scared, and Strangely Aroused — June 3, 2010

"You're Going to Bleed. Period." Educating Girls About Menstruation — May 25, 2010

The Third Gender: Transsexuals Are Illuminating the Biology and Psychology of Sex--and Revealing Just How Diverse the Human Species Really Is — May 1, 2010

Is Male Circumcision a Humanitarian Act? - April 23, 2010

Scientists Say Free Will Probably Doesn't Exist, But Urge: "Don't Stop Believing!” — April 6, 2010

Animal Lovers: Zoophiles Make Scientists Rethink Human Sexuality — March 24, 2010

If Darwin Were a Sports Psychologist: Evolution and Athletics — March 11, 2010

A Bushel of Facts About the Uniqueness of Human Pubic Hair — March 1, 2010

Limp Wrists and Tight Fists: What Your Handshake Says About You — February 18, 2010

Reopening the case of the female orgasm — December 1, 2009

Why do human testicles hang like that? — November 19, 2009

Who says love hurts? Romantic partners alter our perception of pain — November 12, 2009

Are there asexuals among us? On the possibility of a “fourth” sexual orientation — October 29, 2009

God’s in Mississippi, where the gettin’ is good — October 9, 2009

The problem with psychopaths: a fearful face doesn’t deter them — September 29, 2009

Top scientists get to the bottom of gay male sex role preferences — September 16, 2009

Why We Blush: The Social Purpose of Showing Embarrassment — September 11, 2009

“So Then I Said to Roger Federer…”: The Tricky Business of Name-Dropping — September 4, 2009

Breasts in Mourning: How Bottle-Feeding Mimics Child Loss in Mothers’ Brains — August 27, 2009

“Annoying Habits of College Professors” (circa 1935 to 1937) — August 17, 2009

Think Crying Is Cathartic? Not Always — July 30, 2009

It Ain’t Easy Being a Pit Bull Owner — July 9, 2009

Pedophiles, Hebephiles and Ephebophiles, Oh My: Erotic Age Orientation — July 1, 2009

Dreaming of Nonsense: The Evolutionary Enigma of Dream Content — June 29, 2009

Equal Right to Kiss? Why You May Be Disgusted by Gay Behavior without Knowing It — June 18, 2009

The Sorriest Animal: Why We Seek Forgiveness — June 10, 2009

The Misunderstood Penis — May 30, 2009

Women Really Are More Socially Aggressive Than Men (With Apologies to Jezebel.com) — May 29, 2009

The “Bitch” Evolved: Why Girls Are So Cruel to Each Other — May 27, 2009

Armpit Psychology: The Science of Body Odor Perception — May 13, 2009

What’s Your Story? The Psychological Science of Life History Research — May 5, 2009

Are Very Young Children Stuck in the Perpetual Present? — April 24, 2009

Creationism Feels Right, but That Doesn’t Make it So — March 19, 2009

How the Mind Works (in a Cemetery) — March 12, 2009

You Disgust Me: Does Bad Behavior Really Make Us Feel Unclean and Nauseated? — January 21, 2009

Is Religion Adaptive? It’s Complicated — January 19, 2009


Other Writings

Salon: The Secret to Successful Flirting — July 13, 2014

Aeon: My Paranormal Pursuit of Life After Death — November 13, 2013

Discover: Five Sex Research Pioneers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of — October 23, 2013

The New York Times: My Cloistered Teenage Soul — October 16, 2013

Salon: Sexual Deviancy Is Normal  — October 7, 2013

Aeon: Is It Time to Get Rid of the Word Pervert? — September 25, 2013

The Stranger: Age of Consent — September 11, 2013

Pacific Standard: How Are They Hanging? — April 27, 2013

The Advocate: Asexuals Among Us — July 24, 2012

Huffington Post: Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That? (EXCERPT) — July 2, 2012

New York Magazine: The Good Wait — January 30, 2011

The Guardian: We Are Programmed to Believe in God — January 4, 2011

New Statesman: Getting Your Head Out of the Clouds — April 15, 2008

New Statesman: The Afterlife Is an Oxymoron — April 14, 2008