Glenn Weisfeld - Professor

Research Interests

My main theoretical perspective is evolutionary; I am interested in the evolved basis of human behavior, especially adolescence, social dominance, humor, and marital relations. Currently I am collaborating in a cross-cultural study of marital satisfaction with collegues in several countries.

Teaching

I teach undergraduate courses in developmental psychology, adolescence, the emotions, and the brain.

Recent Publications

L. M. Dillon, N. t. Nowak, G. E. Weisfeld, C. C. Weisfeld, K. S. Shattuck, E. O. Imamolu, & J. Shen (2015). Sources of marital conflict in five cultures. Evolutionary Psychology, 13, 1-15.

L. M. Dillon, N. T. Nowak, K. S. Shattuck, G. E. Weisfeld, C. C. Weisfeld, E. O. Imamolu, M. Butovskaya, & J. Shen (2014). When the cat’s away, the spouse will play: a cross-cultural examination of mate guarding in married couples. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, DOI 10.1556/JEP-D-13-00003.

P. LaFreniere, & G. Weisfeld (2014). Ethology, primatology, human ethology, and life history theory.  In Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior, op. cit., pp. 43-66.

G. Weisfeld, & C. C. Weisfeld (2014). An evolutionary analysis of marriage. In Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior, op. cit., pp.307-326.

G. Weisfeld, & C. C. Weisfeld (2014). An evolutionary analysis of marriage. In Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior, op. cit., pp.307-326.

G. Weisfeld & L. M. Dillon (2014). Adolescence. In Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior, op. cit., pp. 281-305.

G. Weisfeld, & N. Nowak (2014). Neuroscience. In Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior, op. cit., pp. 115-140.

P. LaFreniere & G. E. Weisfeld (Eds.) (2014). Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior: An interdisciplinary approach. New York: Linus Learning.

L. M. Dillon, N. T. Nowak, K. S. Shattuck, G. E. Weisfeld, C. C. Weisfeld, E. O. Imamolu, M. Butovskaya, & J. Shen (2014). When the cat’s away, the spouse will play: a cross-cultural examination of mate guarding in married couples. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, DOI 10.1556/JEP-D-13-00003.

N. T. Nowak, G. E. Weisfeld, E. O. Imamolu, C. C. Weisfeld, M. Butovskaya, & J. Shen (2014). Attractiveness and Spousal Infidelity as predictors of Infidelity in couples from five cultures. Human Ethology Bulletin, 29, 18-38.

G. E. Weisfeld & M. B. Weisfeld (2014). Does a humorous element characterize embarrassment? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 27, 65-85.

C. C. Weisfeld & G. E. Weisfeld (2013). Defining normal on the playground: What would Tinbergen do? Human Ethology Bulletin, 28, 12-22.

S. M. M. Goetz, K. S. Shattuck, R. M. Miller, J. A. Campbell, E. Lozoya, G. E. Weisfeld, & J. M. Carré (2013). Social status moderates the relationship between facial structure and aggression. Psychological Science, 24, 2329-2334.

G. E. Weisfeld & S. M. M. Goetz (2013). Applying evolutionary thinking to the study of emotion. Behavioral Sciences, 3, 388-407.

C. A. Wendorf, T. Lucas, E. O. Imamolu, C. C. Weisfeld, & G. E. Weisfeld  (2011). Marital satisfaction across three cultures: does the number of children have an impact after accounting for other marital demographics? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 340-354.

C. C. Weisfeld, L. M. Dillon, N. T. Nowak, K.R. Mims, G. E. Weisfeld, E. O. Imamolu, M. Butovskaya, & J. Shen (2011). Sex differences and similarities in married couples: patterns across and within cultures, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(6), 1165-1172.

G. E. Weisfeld, N. T. Nowak, T. Lucas, C. C. Weisfeld, E. O. Imamolu, M. Butovskaya, J. Shen, & M. R. Parkhill (2011). Do women seek humorousness in men because it signals intelligence? A cross-cultural test. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 24,435-462.

G. Weisfeld & P. LaFreniere (2012). Need for more evolutionary and developmental perspective on basic emotional mechanisms (commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 171-172.

G. E. Weisfeld & L. Dillon (2011). Current evolutionary perspectives on adolescence. R.J.R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer.

E. H. de Bruyn, A.H.N. Cillessen, & G. E. Weisfeld (2012). Dominance-popularity status and the emergence of sexual activity in young adolescents. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 296-319.

G.E. Weisfeld & L. M. Dillon (2012). Applying the dominance hierarchy model to pride and shame, and related behaviors. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 15-41.

G.E. Weisfeld & M. B. Weisfeld (in press). Does a humorous element characterize embarrassment? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research.

G. E. Weisfeld (1999). Evolutionary Principles of Human Adolescence. New York: Basic Books,.

N.L. Segal, G. E. Weisfeld & C. C. Weisfeld (Eds.) (1997), Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative perspectives on human development. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

G. E. Weisfeld. Neural and functional aspects of pride and shame. In R. Gardner & G. A. Cory (Eds.), The Neuroethology of Paul MacLean: Convergences and Frontiers. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Praeger, 2002.

G. E. Weisfeld, T. Czilli, K.A. Phillips, J.A. Gall & C.M. Lichtman (2003). Possible olfaction-based mechanisms on human kin recognition and inbreeding avoidance. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 85: 279-295.

T.W. Lucas, C.A. Wendorf, E.O. Imamoglu, J. Shen, M.R. Parkhill, C.C. Weisfeld, & G.E. Weisfeld (2004).  Marital satisfaction in four cultures as a functionof homogamy, male dominance, and female attractiveness.  Sexualities, Evolution & Gender, 6:97-130.

G.E. Weisfeld & H.C. Janisse (2005). Some functional aspects of human adolescence. In B.J. Ellis & D.F. Bjorklund (Eds.), Development. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

G.E. Weisfeld (2006).  Humor appreciation as an adaptive esthetic emotion.  Humor:  International Journal of Humor Research, 19, 1-26.

T. Lucas, M.R. Parkhill, C.A. Wendorf, E.O. Imamolu, C.C. Weisfeld, & G.E. Weisfeld, & J. Shen (2008).  Cultural and evolutionary components of marital satisfaction:  a multidimensional assessment of measurement invariance.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 109-123.

Grants

WSU Educational Development Grant, 2002

Richard J. Barber Fund research grant, 1999-2001

WSU research development grants, 1989, 1994, 1995.

Awards

Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, 2001.

Education

B.S. in Zoology from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1965

M.S. in psychology from Tufts University in 1972

Ph.D. from the Univ. of Chicago in behavioral sciences in 1978

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