My research over the past few years has focused on questions regarding topics such as where cultural variation and other forms of biological diversity come from, and how the evolved response to infectious disease stress variation contributes to human value systems and national development. Ultimately, though, my interests include the evolved psychology of all organisms.
I earned my PhD in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 2008 with Randy Thornhill and Paul Watson as my committee chairs. I also earned my M.S. in Biology from UNM with Thornhill and Watson. Prior to this I conducted graduate studies and research at Oklahoma State University with the guidance of David Duvall. I earned my B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology from Oklahoma State University.
K Letendre, CL Fincher & R Thornhill (in press). Parasite stress may cause non-state wars, revolutions and coups, terrorism, and the absence of peace across the world. in T Shackelford and V Weekes-Shackelford (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War, Oxford University Press: Oxford
M Kandrik, CL Fincher, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (2013). Menís, but not womenís, sociosexual orientation predicts couplesí perceptions of sexually dimorphic cues in own-sex faces.Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Miami, Florida, USA. July 2013. [abstract»»]
M Kandrik, BC Jones, CL Fincher & LM DeBruine (2013). Menís, but not womenís, sociosexual orientation predicts couplesí sensitivity to sexually dimorphic cues in own-sex faces.European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 2013. [abstract»»]