Jason Weeden

Jason Weeden is an occasional researcher. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. His research has explored political psychology, sexual and fertility patterns, and contemporary religiosity.

  • Weeden, J., & Kurzban, R. (2014). The hidden agenda of the political mind: How self-interest shapes our opinions and why we won’t admit it. Princeton University Press. [link]
  • Weeden, J., & Kurzban, R. (2017). Self-interest is often a major determinant of issue attitudes. Advances in Political Psychology. [link]
  • Weeden, J., Kurzban, R., & Kenrick, D. T. (2016). The elephant in the pews: Reproductive strategy and religiosity. In The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Religion (eds. J. R. Liddle & T. K. Shackelford). Oxford University Press. [link]
  • Weeden, J., & Kurzban, R. (2016). Do people naturally cluster into liberals and conservatives? Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2, 47-57. [link]
  • Weeden, J. (2015). Losing my religion: A life-history analysis of the decline in religious attendance from childhood. In The Attraction of Religion (eds. J. Slone & J. Van Slyke). Bloomsbury.
  • Weeden, J., & Kurzban, R. (2013). What predicts religiosity? A multinational analysis of reproductive and cooperative morals. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 440-445. [link]
  • Quintelier, K. J. P., Ishii, K., Weeden, J., Kurzban, R., & Braeckman, J. (2013) Individual differences in reproductive strategy are related to views about recreational drug use in Belgium, the Netherlands and Japan. Human Nature, 24, 196-217.
  • Kurzban, R., Dukes, A., & Weeden, J. (2010). Sex, drugs, and moral goals: Reproductive strategies and views about recreational drugs. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B, 277, 3501-3508. [link]
  • Li, Y. J., Cohen, A.B., Weeden, J., & Kenrick, D.T. (2010). Mating competitors increase religious beliefs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 428-431.human friendship. PLoS ONE, 4(6): e5802.
  • Weeden, J., Cohen, A. B., & Kenrick, D. T. (2008). Religious attendance as reproductive support. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 327–334.
  • Kurzban, R., & Weeden, J. (2007). Do advertised preferences predict the behavior of speed daters? Personal Relationships, 14, 623-632. [link]
  • Weeden, J. & Sabini, J. (2007). Subjective and objective measures of attractiveness and their relation to sexual behavior and sexual attitudes in university students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 79-88.
  • Weeden, J., Abrams, M., Green, M.C., & Sabini, J. (2006). Do high status people really have fewer children? Education, income, and fertility in the contemporary U.S. Human Nature, 17, 377-392.
  • Kurzban, R., & Weeden, J. (2005). HurryDate: Mate preferences in action. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(3), 227-244. [link]
  • Weeden, J., & Sabini, J. (2005). Physical attractiveness and health in Western societies: A review. Psychological Bulletin, 131, 635-653.
  • Weeden, J. (2003). Genetic interests, life histories, and attitudes towards abortion. Unpublished dissertation.

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