Invited and refereed talks given, in chronological order

  • Talk on adaptive agents, Artificial Life II conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2/1990.
  • Talk on the failures of function-agnostic psychology, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Los Angeles, 8/1990.
  • Talk on simulating the evolution of associative learning, Simulation of Adaptive Behavior conference, 9/1990, Paris, France.
  • Colloquium on genetic algorithms and neural networks, Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung, St. Augustine, Germany, 10/1990.
  • Talk on adaptive agents, Parallel Problem Solving from Nature Conference, Dortmund, Germany, 10/1990.
  • Colloquium on adaptively unpredictable behavior, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 10/1990.
  • Address on evolutionary psychology, Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, 4/1991.
  • Talk on psychological proteanism, Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, 4/1991.
  • Talk on evolutionary approaches to artificial life, Fourth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms, San Diego, 7/1991.
  • Talk on simulating sympatric speciation, Fourth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms, San Diego, 7/1991.
  • Talk on psychological proteanism, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Hamilton, Ontario, 8/1991.
  • Talk on psychological proteanism, Psychology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 10/1991.
  • Colloquium on psychological proteanism, Evolution and Human Behavior Program, University of Michigan, 10/1991.
  • Talk on speciation through sexual selection, Artificial Life III Conference, Santa Fe, NM, 6/1992.
  • Talk on protean intelligence, American Psychological Society, San Diego, California, 6/1992.
  • Talk on simulating sexual selection, Monterey Biocomputation Workshop, Monterey, California, 6/1992.
  • Colloquium on human evolution through sexual selection, Institute for Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, 7/1992.
  • Talk on hominid encephalization through sexual selection, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, 7/1992.
  • Colloquium on human evolution through sexual selection, Human Genetics, University College London, England, 1/1993.
  • Colloquium on human evolution through sexual selection, Experimental Psychology/Biology, University of Sussex, England, 5/1993.
  • Talk on human evolution through sexual selection, ‘Evolution and the Human Sciences’ conference, London School of Economics, 6/1993.
  • Seminar on human evolution through sexual selection, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 8/1993.
  • Talk on animate motion perception, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, SUNY-Binghampton, New York, 8/1993.
  • Tutorial on evolutionary computer simulation, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, SUNY-Binghampton, New York, 8/1993.
  • Talk on human evolution through sexual selection, Primate Society of Great Britain, London, England, 12/1993.
  • Darwin Seminar on mental evolution through mate choice, London School of Economics, England, 3/1994.
  • Talk on order and chaos in human courtship, ‘Ritual and the Origins of Culture’ conference, University College London, England, 3/1994.
  • Talk on sexual selection and evolutionary computation, AISB Evolutionary Computing Workshop, Leeds University, England, 4/1994.
  • Talk on sex differences in mental trait variance, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, University of Michigan, 6/1994.
  • Colloquium on how cognition guides evolution, Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems, New Mexico, 6/1994.
  • Talk on sexual selection for language, ‘Origins of Language’ conference, University of East London, England, 7/1994.
  • Talk on protean behaviour in pursuit-evasion games, Simulation of Adaptive Behavior conference, Brighton, England, 8/1994.
  • Talk on mental evolution through mate choice, LSE Philosophy Weekend, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, England, 11/1994.
  • Colloquium on mental evolution through mate choice, Psychology Department, St. Andrews University, Scotland, 11/1994.
  • Talk on mate choice as domain-specific judgment, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, 4/1995.
  • Talk on Darwinian demographics of culture production, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, U. C. Santa Barbara, 6/1995.
  • Talk on cues for mate choice, German Psychological Society, Eichstätt, Germany, 3/1996.
  • Talk on cognitive heuristics for mate choice, Deutsche Forchungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn, 4/1996.
  • Colloquium on mating games, Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution, University College London, 4/1996.
  • Talk on protean behaviour in primates, Sixth International Primatological Congress, Madison, Wisconsin, 8/1996.
  • Talk on optimal mate choice, Third Conference on Thinking, University College London, England, 8/1996.
  • Talk, ‘Characterizing psychological adaptations’, Ciba Foundation, London, England, 10/1996.
  • Talk on courtship and cognition, Psychology Department, Oxford University, England, 11/1996.
  • Symposium on mate choice, Psychology Department, University College London, 1/1997.
  • Talk on genetic algorithms and evolutionary engineering, Workshop on Technological Evolution, Oxford, England, 1/1997.
  • Talk on rational mate choice, British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 4/1997.
  • Talk on sexual selection for music, Conference on Biomusicology, Florence Italy, 5/1997.
  • Talk on evolutionary social psychology, BPS Social Psychology Conference, Sussex, England, 9/1997.
  • Talk on mate choice utility functions, ‘Evolution of Utilities and Utility Functions’ conference, University College London, 12/1997.
  • Colloquium on protean behavior in primates, Biological Anthropology, University College London, 1/1998.
  • Colloquium on mental evolution through mate choice, Biology Department, University of Liverpool, England, 1/1998.
  • Talk on mate choice for vocabulary size, Second International Conference on the Evolution of Language, London, 4/1998.
  • Colloquium on mental evolution through mate choice, Psychology Department, University of Warwick, England, 5/1998.
  • Talks on equilibrium selection in evolutionary game theory, Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference, U.C. Davis, 6/1998.
  • Talk on mate choice for vocabulary size, Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference, U.C. Davis, 6/1998.
  • Seminar on mental evolution through mate choice, Cognitive Evolution Group, University of Reading, England, 3/1999.
  • Colloquium on mental evolution through mate choice, Biopsychology Program, City University of New York, 3/1999.
  • Master's Seminar on the evolution of culture, Balliol College, Oxford University, England, 5/1999.
  • Talk on sexual signalling and social policy, ‘Signs of Quality’ workshop, Institute of Zoology, London, 12/1999.
  • Talk on sexual selection for intelligence-indicators, Novartis Foundation Symposium ‘The nature of intelligence’, London, 12/1999.
  • Talk on sex differences and business, ‘A question of balance’ workshop, University of North London, England, 1/2000.
  • Talk on marketing and human nature, ‘Biology in the Boardroom’ conference, Cambridge University, England, 1/2000.
  • Public lecture on the mating mind, Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, England, 5/2000.
  • Talk on human nature and conspicuous consumption, Gruter Institute conference on evolution and business, Squaw Valley, California, 6/2000.
  • Talk on pleiotropic mutation theory of the g factor, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amherst, Massachusetts, 6/2000.
  • Talk on mental fitness indicators, ‘Evolution and innateness’ conference, London, 9/2000.
  • Talk on evolutionary psychology of leadership, The biopsychology of humane leadership conference, Philadelphia, 9/2000.
  • Marschack Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, UCLA, 10/2000.
  • Colloquium on the mating mind, Anthropology Dept., UCLA, 10/2000.
  • Keynote talk on sexual selection and creativity, British Academy ‘Evolution and Creativity’ conference, London, 10/2000.
  • Talk on sexual selection and sexual motivation, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, 11/2000.
  • Colloquium on the mating mind, Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, 12/2000.
  • Public lecture on the mating mind, University of Amsterdam, 2/2001
  • Job talk on mate choice heuristics, Psychology Department, University of New Mexico, 2/2001.
  • Friday Evening Discourse on the mating mind and Darwinian marketing, Royal Institution, London, 3/2001.
  • Darwin Seminar on the mating mind and language evolution, London School of Economics, 5/2001.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Psychology, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 5/2001.
  • Talk on sexual selection and schizophrenia, Evolution and Emotions Group, King's College London, 5/2001.
  • Talk on mental fitness indicators and extra-terrestrial intelligence, ‘Fine-tuning in biological systems’ conference, Windsor Castle, London, 9/2002.
  • Toyota Lecture on Darwinian aesthetics, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, 10/2002.
  • Public lecture on the mating mind, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, 11/2002.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 11/2002.
  • Colloquium on the mating mind, Psychology Department, University of Arizona, 2/2003.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators and ovulatory cycle effects, Cognitive Neuroscience Centre, University College London, 6/2003
  • Talk on humor as a mental fitness indicator, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 6/2003.
  • Address on the mating mind, American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, 8/2003.
  • Talk on ovulatory cycle effects on mate preferences for creativity, Evolution and Human Behavior Colloquium, University of Michigan, 10/2003. 
  • Talk on ovulatory cycle effects on mate choice, Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society), University of New Mexico, 11/2003.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Human Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, University of New Mexico, 12/2003.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, 12/2003.
  • Talk on sexual selection for moral virtues, Conference on the Evolution of Morality, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 5/2004.
  • Talk on pleiotropic mutations and genetic correlations, Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference, Berlin, Germany, 6/2004.
  • Talk on sexual selection and schizophrenia, Psychiatry Department, University of New Mexico, 3/2005.
  • Talk on vaginismus as an anti-copulation defense, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, Texas, 6/2005.
  • Talk on mate choice heuristics, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, 10/2005.
  • Talk on mate choice for intelligence, International Society for Intelligence Research, Albuquerque, 12/2005.
  • Colloquium on the general fitness factor, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Richmond, VA, 3/2006.
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  • Colloquium on sexual selection and schizophrenia, Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 3/2006.
  • Colloquium on sexual selection and creativity, Humanities, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, 10/2006.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Psychology, New Mexico State University, 11/2006.
  • Talk on sexual selection, creativity, and schizophrenia, Conference on Love and Sex, University of Amsterdam, 6/2007.
  • Public lecture on sex, creativity, and art, and discussion with David Byrne, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 10/2007.
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, Albuquerque, 2/2008.
  • Talk on the evolution of intelligence and creativity, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2/2008.
  • Plenary talk on sexual selection and creativity, P. M. Bhargava Foundation, CCMB, Hyderabad, India, 2/2008.
  • Talk on human mental evolution, University of Hyderabad, India, 2/2008.
  • Talk on sexual selection and schizophrenia, Association of Hyderabard Psychiatrists, Hyderabad, India, 2/2008.
  • Talk on mutual mate choice under monogamy, Behavior Genetics Association, Louisville Kentucky, 6/2008.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Psychology Department, Harvard University, 10/2008.
  • Colloquium on mutual mate choice under monogamy, Anthropology Department, Harvard University, 10/2008
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Psychology Department, Brandeis University, 10/2008.
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology, Marketing Unit, Harvard Business School, 10/2008.
  • Plenary talk on mental fitness indicators, Darwin conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolution and conspicuous consumption, Darwin conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2/2009.
  • Talk on the mating mind, Writers at the Convent literary festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2/2009.
  • Colloquium on evolutionary genetics of mental fitness indicators, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia 3/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, Mechanics Institute, San Francisco, 5/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, Town Hall, Seattle, 5/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, Ilahee Institute, Portland, 5/2009.
  • Colloquium on mental fitness indicators, Psychology Department, University of Queensland, 6/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, Darwin 2009 conference, University of Bergen, Norway, 8/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, Darwin’s 2009 conference, Oslo, Norway, 8/2009.
  • Plenary talk on mate choice for mental fitness indicators, Association for the Study of Animal Behavior, University of Oxford, 9/2009.
  • Public lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, Studium Generale Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands, 9/2009.
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology, Institute for Practitioners of Advertising, London, 9/2009.
  • Lecture on evolutionary consumer psychology, McCann-Erickson ad agency, Brussels Belgium, 9/2009
  • Lecture on mental fitness indicators, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, 10/2009
  • Lecture and Workshop on evolutionary consumer psychology, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10/2009.
  • Talk on ovulatory cycle effects on tip earnings, Association for Consumer Research, Pittsburgh, 10/2009.
  • Talk on sex, mutations, and marketing, Seminar on Darwin, leadership, and management. London Business School, 1/2010.
  • Talk on mental fitness indicators, Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2/2010.
  • Talk on evolution and consumerism, Michigan Meeting on consumer behaviour, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 5/2010.
  • Public talk on evolution and consumerism, TEDxABQ conference, Albuquerque, 9/2010.
  • Keynote talk on evolution and consumerism, Warm Gun: Designing happiness conference, San Francisco, 10/2010.
  • Webinar on evolution, consumerism, and sustainability, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Division 10, 2/2011.
  • Talk on evolution and consumerism.  Behavioral Science Conference, Yale School of Management, 5/2011.
  • Talk on the evolutionary psychology of sustainable, humane architecture.  American Institute of Architecture, Albuquerque Chapter, 10/2011.
  • Talk on mate choice, intelligence, and creativity. Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico, 11/2011.
  • Talk on sex, evolution, and intelligence-indicators. Behavioral Sciences Group, Warwick Business School, U.K., 3/2012.
  • Talk on sexual selection, moral virtues, and business ethics. Paduano Research Symposium, Stern School of Business, New York University, 4/2012.
  • Talk on sexual evolution, consumerism, and sustainable signalling. Rethinking G20 conference, G20 Summit, Los Cabos,, Mexico, 6/2012.
  • Talk on sexual evolution, intelligence, and the future of consumerism. Psychology Department, Brunel University, London, 7/2012.
  • Talk on sexual evolution and contraception. DKT International Director’s Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 10/2012.
  • Talk on the smartphone revolution in psychology. Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Austin Texas, 10/2012.
  • Talks on evolutionary consumer behaviour. CMI Masterclasses, Unilever: London, 10/2012.
  • Talk on genetic identity. Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico, 11/2012.
  • Talk on evolutionary psychology and behavioural economics. City University London, 1/2013.
  • Talk on mental fitness indicators. SUNY-New Paltz, New York, 2/2013.
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology, Marketing Department, NYU Stern Business School, 2/22/2013. (2/2013)
  • Talk on mate choice and marketing. Decision Processes Colloquium, Wharton School, U. Pennsylvania, 2/25/2013 (2/2013).
  • Talk on mental fitness indicators, Psychology Dept., University of Pennsylvania (2/2013).
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology, Society for Consumer Psychology, San Antonio, Texas (3/2013).
  • Talk on mental fitness indicators. Psychology Department, Yale University, (3/2013).
  • Talk on smartphone psychology. Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, (3/2013).
  • Plenary talk on evolutionary psychology and law. Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law, U. Pennsylvania (4/2013).
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology. Darwin’s Business Conference, NYU Stern Business School, New York (4/2013).
  • Talk on creativity and innovation. Gruter Institute Annual Conference, Squaw Valley, California, (5/2013).
  • Symposium on smartphone psychology, Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC (5/2013).
  • Keynote panel on social evolution and norm-enforcement. North-Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society. Annville, PA (5/2013).  
  • Talk on cryptic female choice. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Miami (7/2013).  
  • Keynote talk on sexual fitness and health, Ancestral Health Symposium, Atlanta (8/2013)
  • Talk on the instincts behind conspicuous consumption. L2 Innovation Forum (for prestige brand marketers), New York (11/2013).
  • Distinguished Lecture on the Asian future of evolutionary psychology, Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, (11/2013).
  • Talk on mutation load and mutual choice, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (BRCAS), Taipei, Taiwan, (11/2013).
  • Talk on mutation load and mutual choice, National Tsing Hua University, XinZhu, Taiwan, (11/2013).
  • Keynote on Darwinian marketing. Metamind Conference, Miami (2/2014).
  • Panel discussions on modern masculinity and evolution of religion, Paleof(x) Conference, Austin, Texas (4/2014)
  • Plenary talk on creativity and mental illness. Metamind Conference, Sedona, AZ (6/2014).
  • Plenary talk on sexual evolution and primal fitness. Paleof(x) Conference, Austin, Texas (3/2015).
  • Talk on women’s penis size preferences. Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Columbia, MO (5/2015).
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology. Singapore Management University, Singapore. (7/2015).
  • Talk on evolutionary consumer psychology. Marketing Group, University of Leuven, Belgium (12/2015).
  • Talk on evolutionary origins of art. Human Evolution and Behavior Network (HEBEN) Conference, Ghent University, Belgium (12/2015).
  • Talk on the evolutionary psychology of BDSM, Free University of Amsterdam (12/2015).
  • Talk on the evolutionary psychology of extra-terrestrial intelligence, International Space Development Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (5/2016)
  • Panel discussion on evolutionary mismatch, Paleof(x) Conference, Austin, TX (5/2016)
  • Talk on how sexually transmitted pathogens can manipulate human sexual behavior, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, CA (6/2016)
  • Talk on virtue-signaling, Effective Altruism (EA) Global Conference, Berkeley, CA (8/2016)
  • Talk on how sexually transmitted pathogens can manipulate human sexual behavior, Ancestral Health Symposium, Boulder CO (8/2016)
  • Public talk on the evolutionary psychology of polyamory and open relationships, Beaker Street Science Group, Hobart, Tasmania (11/2016)
  • Participant, Behavioral Insights for Business and Policy Research Roundtable, University of New South Wales CBD Campus, Sydney, Australia (11/2016)
  • Talk on the existential risks of Messaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (METI), Grand Challenge Meetup series, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (11/2016)
  • Talk on virtue signalling and conspicuous consumption. L2 Consumer Behavior Forum, New York (11/2016).
  • Talk on virtue signalling and effective altruism, Effective Altruism-NYC Group & Animal Welfare Collective at NYU (11/2016)
  • Guest lecture, sexual selection for mental fitness indicators, University of Portsmouth, UK (12/2016)
  • Public talk on virtue signalling and Effective Altruism, University of Magallanes, Chile (1/2017).
  • Public talk on virtue signalling and Effective Altruism, Congreso Futuro [popular science conference], Santiago, Chile (1/2017).
  • Talks on mental fitness indicators and virtue-signaling, Supermodel Metamind [business conference], San Diego (5/2017).
  • Talk on the ‘On the origins of art’ museum exhibition, Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Boise, Idaho, USA (6/2017).
  • Talk on virtue-signaling by consumers and companies, Nudgestock (conference on behavioral economics), Folkestone, England (6/2017).
  • Panel discussion on Ethics and Disruption. The Science of Disruption conference, Judge Business School, Cambridge University (6/2017).