Steven J C Gaulin

Steven J C Gaulin

Steven J. C. Gaulin earned his undergraduate degree with a double major in anthropology and psychology from U. C. Berkeley, and his doctorate in biological anthropology from Harvard.  He has been a Professor of both Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently a Professor of Integrative Anthropological Sciences at U. C. Santa Barbara.  He has two cross-fertilizing research interests: the evolution of sex differences in human anatomy, physiology, cognition and behavior; and evolutionary psychology.  His research involves a wide range of field and laboratory techniques and has been published in books and journals that span evolutionary theory, ecology, anthropology, psychology and philosophy of science.  He is senior author of a leading textbook in evolutionary psychology, editor of a reader in biological anthropology, and junior author of a book on women’s fat metabolism.  He recently completed a ten-year term as Co-editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Evolution and Human Behavior.


Hodges-Simeon, CR, Prall, SP, Blackwell, AD, Gurven, MD, Gaulin, SJC. 2017.
"Adrenal maturation, nutritional status and mucosal immunity in Bolivian adolescents."
American Journal of Human Biology, in press.
Hodges-Simeon, C.R., Hanson, K.N., Samore, T., Gurven, M., Gaulin, S.J.C. 2016. 
"Facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) is not associated with adolescent testosterone levels."
PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153083. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153083. 
Lassek, W. D. and S. J. C. Gaulin (in press). 
"Reproductive fat. "
In Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, W. Trevathan, Ed. Wiley/Blackwell: New York.
Lassek, W. D. and S. J. C. Gaulin (in press)
"Breast milk DHA content predicts cognitive performance in a sample of 28 nations. "
Maternal & Child Nutrition.
Gaulin, S. J. C. (in press). 
"Evolutionary psychology."
In Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, W. Trevathan, Ed. Wiley/Blackwell: New York.
Gaulin, S. J. C. and W. D. Lassek (in press). 
"Sexual dimorphism"
In Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, W. Trevathan, Ed. Wiley/Blackwell: New York.
Gaulin, S. J. C. (2013). 
"Human Evolution: Processes and Adaptations"
second edition. San Diego: Cognella. 
Hodges-Simeon, C. R., M. D. Gurven, R. Cárdenas, and S. J. C. Gaulin (2013). 
"Voice change as a new measure of male pubertal timing: A study among Bolivian adolescents."
Annals of Human Biology40: 209-219. 
Hanson-Sobraske, K., J. S. Boster, and S. J. C. Gaulin (2013). 
"Mapping the conceptual space of jealousy"
Ethos 41:249-270.
Gaulin, S. J. C. and W.D. Lassek
"Why Women Need Fat"
New York: Hudson Street/Penguin Group. 2011
Gaulin, S.J.C. and W.D. Lassek
"Sex differences in the relationship of dietary fatty acids to cognitive measures in American children"
Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, 3. 2011
Gaulin, S.J.C, M. Krasnow, D. Truxaw, J. New, H. Ozono, S. Uono, T. Ueno, and K. Minemoto
"Cognitive adaptations for gathering-related navigation in humans."
Evolution and Human Behavior 32: 1-12. 2011