Benjamin Winegard

Graduate Student

316 McAlester
(256) 415-1043

Lab: Geary Lab

Research Interests

I'm interested in human variation and rampage shootings.

Selected Publications


Winegard, B., Winegard B., & Geary, D.C. (in press). Eastwood’s brawn and Einstein’s brain: An Evolutionary Account of Dominance, Prestige, and Precarious Manhood. Review of General Psychology

Winegard, B., Arline, T., Baumeister, R.F., Winegard, B., & Maner, J.K. (2014). Grief functions as an honest indicator of commitment. Personality and Social Psychology Review.

Geary, D. C., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. (2014). Reflections on the evolution of human sex differences: Social selection and the evolution of competition among women. In V. A. Weekes-Shackelford & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary perspectives on human sexual psychology and behavior. (393-412). New York: Springer.


Winegard, B., Winegard, B., & Geary, D.C. (2013). If you’ve got it, flaunt it: Humans flaunt attractive opposite-sex partner for status and desirability. PloS ONE, 8, e72000. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072000.

Deaner, R.O., & Winegard, B. (2013). Throwing out the mismatch baby with the paleo- bathwater: A review of Marlene Zuk, Paleofantasy: What evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 263-269.


Winegard, B., & Geary, D. C. (2012). Oh! What a Tangled Web We Weave [Review of Robert Trivers, The folly of fools: The logic of deceit and self-deception in human life]. Teachers College Record. Date Published: June 21, 2012, ID Number: 16802

Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. (2012). Round up the usual suspects: A review of Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. Crown Forum: New York, 2010, 407 pp., US$17.18, ISBN # 0307453421 (hardcover). Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 198-209.

Geary, D.C., Bailey, D.H., & Winegard, B.M. (2012). Strategic cooperation and the rise of the modern world [Review of the book The better angels of our nature, 2011, by Steven Pinker]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(2).

Ferguson, C. J., Munoz M. E., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. (2012). The influence of heritability, neuroticism, maternal warmth and media use on disordered eating behaviors: A prospective analysis of twins. Psychiatric Quarterly.

Bailey, D.H., Winegard, B., Oxford, J., & Geary, D.C. (2012). Sex Differences in In-Group Cooperation Vary Dynamically with Competitive Conditions and Outcomes. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 102-119.


Ferguson, C.J., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B.M. (2011). Who is the fairest one of all? How evolution guides peer and media influences on female body dissatisfaction. Review of General Psychology, 15, 11-28.


Winegard, B., Bailey, D. H., Oxford, J. K., & Geary, D. C. (2010). Trade-offs and individual differences in evolved traits. American Psychologist, 65, 929-930.

Winegard, B., & Deaner, R.O. (2010). The evolutionary significance of Red Sox Nation: Sport fandom as a by-product of coalitionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 432-446.

Bailey, D.H., Winegard, B., & Geary, D.C. (2010). Not father’s fatherhood book: A Review of Peter B. Gray and Kermyt G. Anderson, Fatherhood: Evolution and Human Paternal Behavior. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 2010, 320 pp., US$23.96, ISBN 978-0674048690 (hardcover). Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 336-339.


Winegard, B. (2008). What we have here is a failure to communicate: Using a model to explain textbook representations of human evolutionary theory. McNair Scholars Journal, 12, 119-143.