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Norman Li, MBA, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Singapore Mangement University

School of Social Sciences

 

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The Mate Preference Priority Model (Necessities vs. Luxuries)

Li, N. P., & Meltzer, A. L. (2015). The validity of sex-differentiated mate preferences: Reconciling the seemingly conflicting evidence. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 9, 89-106.

Li, N. P., Yong, J. C., Tov, W., Sng, O., Fletcher, G. J. O., Valentine, K. A., Jiang, Y. F., & Balliet, D. (2013). Mate Preferences Do Predict Attraction and Choices in the Early Stages of Mate Selection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 757-776.

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Li, N. P., Valentine, K. A., & Patel, L. (2011). Mate preferences in the U.S. and Singapore: A cross-cultural test of the mate preference priority model. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 291-294.

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Cottrell, C. A., Neuberg, S. L., & Li, N. P. (2007). What do people desire in others? A sociofunctional perspective on the importance of different valued characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 208-231.

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Li, N. P. (2007). Intelligent priorities: Adaptive long- and short-term mate preferences. In G. Geher, & G. Miller (Eds.), Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind's Reproductive System. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

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Li, N. P. (2007). Mate preference necessities in long- and short-term mating: People prioritize in themselves what their mates prioritize in them. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 39, 528-535. (Special issue on evolutionary psychology).

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Li, N. P., & Kenrick, D. T. (2006). Sex similarities and differences in preferences for short-term mates: What, whether, and why. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 468-489.

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Li, N. P., Bailey, J. M., Kenrick, D. T., & Linsenmeier, J. A. W. (2002). The necessities and luxuries of mate preferences: Testing the tradeoffs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 947-955.

Evolutionary mismatch: theory

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Li, N. P., van Vugt, M., & Colarelli, S. M. (2018). The evolutionary mismatch hypothesis: Implications for psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 38-44.

Evolutionary mismatch: eating disorders

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Smith, A. R., Li, N. P., & Joiner, T. (2011). The pursuit of success: Can status aspirations negatively affect body satisfaction? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 531-547.

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Li, N. P., Smith, A. R., Griskevicius, V., Cason, M. J., & Bryan, A. (2010). Intrasexual Competition and Eating Restriction in Heterosexual and Homosexual Individuals. Evolution and Human Behavior, 365-372.

Evolutionary mismatch: life satisfaction

Li, N. P., & Kanazawa, S. (2016).  Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and  friendship affect modern happiness. British Journal of Psychology.

Kanazawa, S., & Li, N. P. (2015). Happiness in modern society: Why intelligence and ethnic composition matter. Journal of Research in Personality, 59, 111-120.

Evolutionary mismatch: materialism

Li, N. P., Lim, A. J. Y.*, Tsai, M-H., & O, J.* (2015). Too materialistic to get married and have children? PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0126543. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0126543

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Li, N. P., Patel, L., Balliet, D., Tov, W., & Scollon, C. N.  (2011). The Incompatibility of Materialism and the Desire for Children: Psychological Insights Into the Fertility Discrepancy Among Modern Countries. Social Indicators Research, 101, 391-404.

Cooperation

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Balliet, D., Li, N. P., & Macfarlan, S. J., VanVugt, M. (2011). Sex differences in cooperation: A meta-analytic review of social dilemmas. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 881-909.

Dynamical systems

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Kenrick, D. T., Becker, D. V., Butner, J., Li, N. P., & Maner, J. K. (2003). Evolutionary cognitive science: Adding what and why to how the mind works. In K. Sterelney, & J. Fitness (Eds.), From mating to mentality: Evaluating evolutionary psychology (pp. 13-38). New York: Psychology Press.

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Kenrick, D. T., Li, N. P., & Butner, J. (2003). Dynamical evolutionary psychology: Individual decision rules and emergent social norms. Psychological Review, 110, 3-28.

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Kenrick, D. T., Maner, J., Butner, J., Li, N. P., Becker, D. V., & Schaller, M. (2002). Dynamical evolutionary psychology: Mapping the domains of the new interactionist paradigm. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 6, 347-356.

Economics

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Kenrick, D. T., Griskevicius, V., Sundie, J. M., Li, N. P., Li, J. Y., & Neuberg, S. L. (2009). Deep rationality: The evolutionary economics of decision making. Social Cognition, 27, 764-785.

Forgiveness

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Balliet, D., Li, N. P., & Joireman, J. (2011). Can trait self-control promote forgiveness in the absence of concern for others? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1090-1105.

Humor

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Li, N. P., Griskevicius, V., Durante, K. M., Jonason, P. K., Pasisz, D. J., & Aumer, K. (2009). An evolutionary perspective on humor: Sexual selection or interest indication? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 923-936.

Ovulation and hormones

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Durante, K. D., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Cantu, S. M., & Li, N. P. (2012). Ovulation leads women to perceive sexy cads as super dads.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 292-305.

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Durante, K. M., Griskevicius, V., Hill, S. E., Perilloux, C., & Li, N. P. (2011). Ovulation, Female Competition, and Product Choice: Hormonal Influences on Consumer Behavior. Journal of Consumer Research, 37, 921-934.

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Durante, K. M., & Li, N. P. (2009). Oestradiol level and opportunistic mating in women. Biology Letters, 5, 179-182.

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Durante, K. M., Li, N. P., & Haselton, M. G. (2008). Changes in women’s choice of dress across the ovulatory cycle: Naturalistic and experimental evidence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1451-1460.

Mating strategies

Zhuang, J-Y., Ji, X., Zhao, Z., Fan, M., & Li, N. P. (2017). The neural basis of human female mate copying: An empathy-led social learning process. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38, 779-788.

Jonason, P. K., Garcia, J., Webster, G. D., Li, N. P., & Fisher, H. (2015). Relationship deal-breakers: What individuals do not want in a mate. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1697-1711.

Fletcher, G. J. O., Kerr, P. S. G., Li, N. P., & Valentine, K. A. (2014). Predicting romantic interest and decisions in the very early stages of mate selection: Standards, accuracy, and sex differences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 540-550.

Marcinkowska, U. M., Kozlov, M. V., Cai, H., Contreras-Garduño, J., Dixson, B. J., Gavita, O. A.,  Kaminski, G., Li, N. P., Lyons, M. T., Onyishi, I. E., Prasai, K., Pazhoohi, F., Prokop, P., Rosales Cardozo S. L., Sydney, N., Yong, J. C.*, & Rantala, M. J. (2014). Cross cultural variation in men’s preference for sexual dimorphism in women’s faces. Biology Letters, 10: 20130850.

Valentine, K. A., Li, N. P., Penke, L., & Perrett, D. I. (2014). Judging a man by the width of his face: The role of facial ratios and dominance in mate choice at speed-dating events. Psychological Science, 25, 806-811.

Jonason, P. K., & Li, N. P. (2013). Playing hard-to-get: Manipulating one’s perceived availability as a mate. European Journal of Personality, 27, 458-469.

Yong, J. C., & Li, N. P. (2012). Cash in hand, want better looking mate: Significant resource cues raise reported mating standards in men. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 55-58.

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Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., & Madson, L. (2012). It is not all about the Benjamins: Understanding preferences for mates with resources. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 306-310.

Jonason, P. K., Valentine, K. A., & Li, N. P. (2012). Human mating. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (2nd. ed., Vol. 2, pp. 371-377). Oxford: Academic Press.

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Li, N. P., & Sng, O., & Jonason, P. K. (2012). Sexual conflict in mating strategies. In A. T. Goetz & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans.

Valentine, K. A., & Li, N. P. (2012). Mate selection. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 564-570). Oxford: Academic Press.

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Ackerman, J. M., Griskevicius, V., & Li, N. P. (2011). Let’s get serious: Communicating commitment in romantic relationship formation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1079-1094.

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Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., & Cason, M. J. (2009). The “booty call”: A compromise between men and women’s ideal mating strategies. Journal of Sex Research, 46, 1-11.

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Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., & Richardson, J. (2010). Positioning the booty call on the spectrum of relationships: Sexual but more emotional than one-night stands. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 1-10.

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Swami, V., Frederick, D. A., ..., Li, N. P., ... (2010). The attractive female body weight and female body dissatisfaction in 26 countries across 10 world regions: Results of the International Body Project I. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 309-325.

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Li, N. P., Halterman, R. A., Cason, M. J., Knight, G. P., & Maner, J. K. (2008). The stress-affiliation paradigm revisited: Do people prefer the kindness of strangers or their attractiveness? Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 382-391.

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Roese, N. J., Pennington, G. L., Coleman, J., Janicki, M., Li, N. P., & Kenrick, D. T. (2006). Sex Differences in Regret: All For Love? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 770-780.

The Dark Triad

Jonason, P. K., Wee, S., & Li, N. P. (2015). Thinking bigger and better about “bad apples”: Evolutionary Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Dark Triad. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 7, 117-121.

Jonason, P. K., Wee, S., Li, N. P., & Jackson, C. (2014). Niche-specialization at work: Career interests and the Dark Triad traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 119-123.

Wee, S., Jonason, P. K.*, & Li, N. P. (2014). Cultural differences in prioritizing applicant attributes when assessing employment suitability. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23, 956-956.

Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., & Czarna, A., (2013). Quick and dirty: Some psychosocial costs associated with the dark triad in three countries. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 172-185.

Jonason, P.K., Webster, G.W., Schmitt, D.P., Li, N.P., & Crysel, L. (2012). The antihero in popular culture: A Life History Theory of the Dark Triad. Review of General Psychology, 16, 192-199.

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Jonason, P. K., Valentine, K. A., Li, N. P., & Harbeson, C. L. (2011). Mate-selection and the Dark Triad: Facilitating a short-term mating strategy and creating a volatile environment. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 759-763.

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Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., & Buss, D. M. (2010). The costs and benefits of the Dark Triad:  Implications for mate poaching and mate retention tactics. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 373-378.

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Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., & Teicher, E. A. (2010). Who is James Bond? The Dark Triad as an agentic social style. Individual Differences Research, 8, 111-120.

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Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., Webster, G. D., & Schmitt, D. P. (2009). The Dark Triad: Facilitating a short-term mating strategy in men. European Journal of Personality, 23, 5-18.

Twins

Segal, N. L., Li, N. P., Graham, J. L., Miller, S. A. (2015). Do parents favor their adoptive or biological children? Predictions from kin selection and compensatory models. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36, 379-388.