Publications

I am a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, and Affiliate Faculty at the Kinsey Institute. A copy of my condensed Curriculum Vitae can be found here and below is a list of my publications and conference contributions. 

Books

Fisher, M. (Ed., in progress). The Oxford handbook of women and competition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fisher, M., Garcia, J., & Sokol Chang, R. (Eds., 2013). Evolution’s empress: Darwinian perspectives on the nature of women. New York: Oxford University Press. link to publisher

Fisher, M. & Costello, V. (2010). The complete idiot’s guide to the chemistry of love. New York: Penguin. link

Book Chapters

De Backer, C., Van den Bulck, H., & Fisher, M. (upcoming). How celebrities emerge and evolve by means of mass mediated gossip. In F. Giardini (Ed.), Handbook of Gossip and Reputation. New York: Oxford University Press.

De Backer, C., Hudders, L., & Fisher, M. (upcoming). Food as a means for female power struggles. In M. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of women and competitionNew York: Oxford University Press.

Fisher, M. & Fernadez, A. M. (upcoming). Women’s mate value. In M. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of women and competition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fisher, M. (upcoming). Entry on Female-female strategies. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Springer.

Fisher M. (upcoming). Entry on Biography of Maryanne Fisher. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Springer.

Fisher M. (upcoming). Entry on the Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Springer.

Fisher M. (upcoming). Entry on Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian perspectives on the nature of women. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Springer.

Fisher, M., Garcia, J., & Sokol Chang, R. (upcoming). Evolutionary psychology: Thoughts on integrating feminist perspectives. In L. Workman, W. Reader, & J. Barkow (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Salmon, C., & Fisher, M. (upcoming). Differences between pornography and romance fiction. In L. Workman, W. Reader, & J. Barkow (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Salmon, C., & Fisher, M. (upcoming). Understanding online pornography. In P. Nixon & I. Düsterhöft (Eds.), Sex in the Digital Age. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishers.

Sokol-Chang, R., Burch, R. L., & Fisher, M. L. (upcoming). Cooperative versus competitive mothers. In M. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of women and competitionNew York: Oxford University Press.

Meredith, T., & Fisher, M. (2013). No sex, please. We’re Fraggles! In J. Garlen & A. Graham (Eds.), The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson (pp. 41-61). Jefferson, NC: MacFarland Publishing.

Fisher, M. (2013). Women’s intrasexual competition. In M. Fisher, J. Garcia, & R. Chang (Eds.), Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women (pp. 19-42). New York: Oxford University Press.

Fisher, M., Sokol Chang, R., & Garcia, J. (2013). Introduction to Evolution’s Empress. In M. Fisher, J. Garcia, & R. Chang (Eds.), Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women (pp. 1-16). New York: Oxford University Press.

Frederick, D., Reynolds, T., & Fisher, M. (2013). The importance of female choice: Evolutionary perspectives on constraints, expressions, and variations in female mating strategies. In M. Fisher, J. Garcia, & R. Chang (Eds.), Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women (pp. 304-329). New York: Oxford University Press.

White, M., & Fisher, M. (2012). Deconstructing the women of Big Bang Theory: So much more than girlfriends. In D. Kowalski (Ed.), Big Bang Theory and Philosophy (pp. 244-256). New York: Wiley.

Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2009). The uniquely strong yet feminine Miss Piggy. In J. Garlen & A. Graham (Eds.), Kermit Culture: Perspectives on Jim Henson’s Muppets (pp. 181-201). Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.

Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2008). How do programmers think? In S. Pinder (Ed.), Advances in computer-human interaction (pp. 71-84). Vienna, Austria: InTech Education and Publishing.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Jobling, I. (2005). Proper and dark heroes as dads and cads. In J. Gottschall & D. Sloan-Wilson (Eds.), Literature and the human animal (pp. 225-243). Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

Silverman, I., & Fisher, M. (2001). Is psychology undergoing a paradigm shift? Past, present and future roles of evolutionary psychology. In S.A. Peterson & A. Somit (Eds.), Evolutionary approaches in the behavioural sciences: Towards a better understanding of human nature (pp. 203-216). NY: Elsevier. link

Edited Journal Volume

Guest editor, with Catherine Salmon, Review of General Psychology (June 2012, Volume 16, Issue 2). The intersection of popular culture and evolutionary psychology. 

Guest editor, with Rosemarie Sokol Chang, Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology (December 2013, Volume 7). The intersection of feminism and evolutionary psychology.

Refereed Journal Contributions

In Press

DeBacker, C., Larson, C., & Fisher, M. (in press).  When strangers start to gossip: Investigating the effect of gossip on cooperation in a Prisoner’s Dilemma Game. Evolutionary Psychological Science.

2016

Guitar, A. E., Geher, G., Kruger, D., Garcia, J. R., Fisher, M., & Fitzgerald, C. J. (in press). Defining and interpreting definitions of emotional and sexual infidelity. Current Psychology.

Hilpert, P., Randall, A., Sorokowski, P…. Fisher, M. (in press). The associations of dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction vary between and within nations: A 35-nation study. Frontiers in Psychology (section Cultural Psychology). link

Hoben, A., Buunk, A., & Fisher, M. (2016). Factors influencing preference for consanguineous marriages among indigenous populations. Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 10(2), 98-108. link

2015

De Backer, C., Fisher, M., Poels, K., & Ponnet, K. (2015). “Our” food versus “my” food: Investigating the relation between childhood shared food practices and adult prosocial behaviour in Belgium. Appetite, 84, 54-60. link

Fisher, M. (2015). Women’s competition for mates: Experimental findings leading to ethological studies. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30, 53-70link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., DeBacker, C., Kardum, M., Tetaz, M., & Tifferet, S. (2015). Human life history dimensions in reproductive strategies are intuitive across cultures. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30(1), 109-120. link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Fitzgerald, C. (2015). Factors influencing the intended likelihood of exposing sexual cheating. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(6), 1697-1704link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Fitzgerald, C., Garcia, J., Geher, G., & Guitar, A. (2015). Sexual and emotional aspects are distinct components of infidelity and unique predictors of anticipated distress. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1(1), 44-51. link

2014

Fisher, M., & Radtke, S. (2014). Sex differences in the topics of bathroom graffiti. Human Ethology Bulletin, 68-81. link

Hudders, L., DeBacker, C., Fisher, M., & Vyncke, P. (2014). The rival wears Prada: Luxury consumption as a female competition strategy. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 570-587. link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Wright, P. (2014). Patriarchy, male competition and excess male mortality. Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 8, 3-11. link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M. Strout, S., Clark, S., Lewis, S., & Wehbe, M. (2014). Pride and prejudice or family and flirtation? Jane Austen’s depiction of women’s mating strategies. Philosophy and Literature, 38, A114-A128.

Moule, K. & Fisher, M. (2014). You can look but you cannot touch: Male behaviors observed in lingerie stores. Human Ethology Bulletin, 29(4), 4-17link

2013

Camargo, M., Geher, G., Fisher, M. & Arrabacca, A. (2013). The relationship between hypothesized psychological genetic fitness indicators and indices of mating success. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 7(2), 138-162link

Fisher, M. (2013). Tinbergen’s influence on advances in female intrasexual competition research. Human Ethology Bulletin, 28, 23-30. link

Fisher, M. & Moule, K. (2013). A new direction for intrasexual competition research: cooperative versus competitive motherhood. Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology, 7, 318-325. link

Fisher, M., & Salmon, C. (2013). Mom, Dad, Meet my mate: An evolutionary perspective on the introduction of parents to mates. Journal of Family Studies, 19(1), 99-107.  link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Edelstein, R., Chopik, B., Fitzgerald, C., & Strout, S. (2013). Was that cheating? Perceptions vary by attachment anxiety and type of behavior.  Evolutionary Psychology, 11(1), 159-171. link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Strout, S., Wehbe, M., Lewis, S., & Clark, S. (2013). Variation in women’s mating strategies depicted in the works and words of Jane Austen. Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology, 7(3), 197-210. link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Wright, P. (2013). A framework for integrating evolutionary and feminist perspectives in psychological research. Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology, 7, 299-303. link

Sokol-Chang, R., Fisher, M., and 15 members of Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society. (2013). Letter of purpose of the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society. Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology, 7, 286-294. link

Vartanian, O., Goel, V., Lam, E., Fisher, M., & Granic, J. (2013). Middle temporal gyrus encodes individual differences in perceived facial attractiveness. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(1), 38-47. link

2012

Chang, R., Fisher, M., & Meredith, T. (2012). Evolutionary perspectives on what women paint. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 442-452. link

De Backer, C. J. S., & Fisher, M. L. (2012). Tabloids as windows into our interpersonal relationships: A content analysis of mass media gossip from an evolutionary perspective. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(3), 404-424. link

Fessler, D.M.T., Stieger, S., Asaridou, S.S., Bahia, U., Cravalho, M., de Barros, P., Delgado, T., Fisher, M.L., Frederick, D., Geraldo Perez, P., Pisor, A., Goetz, C., Haley, K., Jackson, J., Kushnick, G., Lew, K., Pain, B., Peixinho Florindo, P., Sinaga, E., Sinaga, L., Smolich, L., Mei Sun, D., & Voracek, M. (2012). Testing a postulated case of intersexual selection in humans: The role of foot size in judgments of physical attractiveness and age. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33, 147-164. link

Fisher, M. (2012). Why who shot J.R. matters: Dallas as the pinnacle of human evolutionary television. Review of General Psychology, 16(2), 200-207. link

Fisher, M., & Candea, C. (2012). You ain’t woman enough to take my man: Female intrasexual competition as portrayed in songs. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 480-493. link

Fisher, M. & Meredith, T. (2012). Five frequent topics of Western paintings: An evolutionary perspective. The Evolutionary Review, 3, 116-124. link

Fisher, M. & Meredith, T. (2012). The success behind the candy-coloured covers: An evolutionary perspective on romance novels. The Evolutionary Review, 3, 154-167. link

Fisher, M. & Salmon, C. (2012). Introduction: Human nature and pop culture. Review of General Psychology, 16(2), 104-108. link

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Platek, S., & Salmon, C. (2012). The survey of evolutionary scholars and students: A systematic assessment of the perceived state of human evolutionary science. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 4(2), 23-51. link

Radtke, S., & Fisher, M. (2012). An examination of evolutionary themes in 1950s-1960s lesbian pulp fiction. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 453-468. link

2011

Fisher, M., Worth, K., Garcia, J., & Meredith, T. (2011). Feelings of regret following uncommitted sexual encounters in university students as influenced by quality of sex. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 14, 45-57. link

Worth, K. & Fisher, M. (2011). An investigation of synchronous pregnancies in women. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 309-326. link

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2011). Four strategies used during intrasexual competition for mates. Personal Relationships, 18, 20-38. link

Fisher, M., Kruger, D. & Garcia, J. (2011). Understanding and enhancing the role of the mass media in evolutionary psychology education. Special issue of Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 4(1), 75-82. link

Gallant, S., Williams, L., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2011). Mating strategies and self-presentation in online personal advertisement photographs. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 5(1), 106-121. link

2010

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2010). Man change thyself: Hero versus heroine development in Harlequin romance novels. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 4, 305-316. link

Fisher, M., Shaw, S., Worth, K., Smith, L., Reeve, C. (2010). How we view those who derogate: Perceptions of female competitor derogators. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 4, 265-276. link

Strout, S., Fisher, M., Kruger, D., & Steeleworthy, L. (2010). Pride and prejudice or children and cheating?: Jane Austen’s representations of female mating strategies. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 4(4), 317-331. link

Ahmad, A., & Fisher, M. (2010). Men’s perspectives on women’s nonverbal cues of sexual interest. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 2, 72-80. link

Voracek, M., Tran, U., & Fisher, M. (2010). Evolutionary psychology’s notion of differential grandparental investment and the Dodo Bird Phenomenon: Not everyone can be right [invited commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 39-40. link

2009

Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2009). The Texas billionaire’s pregnant bride: An evolutionary interpretation of romance fiction titles. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 3, 386-401. link

Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Gordon, F. (2009). Deciding between competition derogation and self-promotion. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 287-308. link

Fisher, M., Cox, A., Shaw, S. (2009). Working towards a model of normative behavior for long-term committed relationships. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 3, 372-385. link

Fisher, M., Geher, G., Cox, A., Tran, U., Hoben, A., Arrabaca, A., Chaize, C., Deitrich, R., & Voracek, M. (2009). Impact of relational proximity on distress from infidelity. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 560-580. link

Fisher, M., Goezt, A., Hill, S., Kruger, D., Michalski, R., Osipowicz, K., Platek, & S., Salmon, C. (2009). Voice from the field: Current trends and experiences in evolutionary psychology. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 1, 11-33. link

Tran, U., Fisher, M., & Voracek, M. (2009). Spousal age differences and sex differences in life expectancy are confounders of matrilineal biases in kin investment. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31, 295-303. link

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., & Shackelford, T. (2009). Sex differences in subjective estimates of non-paternity in Austria. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, 652-656. link

Voracek, M., & Fisher, M. (2009). Data are the natural enemy of hypotheses: Reply to Holland (2009). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, 460-462. link

Buunk, A. & Fisher, M. (2009). Individual differences in intrasexual competition. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 37-48. link

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2009). The influence of female attractiveness on competitor derogation. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 141-155. link

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2009). The influence of male facial attractiveness on women’s receptivity. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 3, 49-61. link

2008

Voracek, M., Haubner, T., & Fisher, M. (2008). Secular decline in nonpaternity rates. Psychological Reports, 103, 799-811.

Cox, A. & Fisher, M. (2008). A framework for exploring intrasexual competition. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 2, 144-155. link

Fisher, M., Cox, A., Bennett, S., & Gavric, D. (2008). Components of self-perceived mate value. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 2, 156-168.link

Fisher, M., Tran, U., & Voracek, M. (2008). The influence of relationship status, mate seeking and sex on intrasexual competition. Journal of Social Psychology, 148, 493-508. link

Fisher, M., Rekkas, P., Voracek, M., & Cox, A. (2008). Sex differences in feelings of guilt arising from infidelity. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 436-446. link

Cox, A. & Fisher, M. (2008). A qualitative investigation of an all-female group in a software engineering course project. Journal of Information Technology Education, 7, 1-20. link

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2008). Educational challenges arising from student perception of electronic communication. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 3, 7-25.

Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Gray, M. (2008). Gender, intrasexual competition, and online learning. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning, 2008/II (online, no page numbering). link

Kruger, D. & Fisher, M. (2008). Women’s life history attributes are associated with preferences in mating relationships. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 289-302. link

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., Loibl, L., Tan, H., & Sonneck, G. (2008). Beliefs about the genetics of suicide in Canadian students: Cross-language validation of the Beliefs in the Inheritance of Risk Factors for Suicide Scale (BIRFSS). Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62, 271-278. link

Williams, L., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2008). The impact of sexual history and desired relationship duration on evaluations of attractiveness and recall. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 1-23. link

2007

DeBacker, C., Nelissen, M., & Fisher, M. (2007). Let’s talk about sex: A study on the recall of gossip about potential mates and sexual rivals. Sex Roles, 56, 781-791. link

Schmitt, D., … , Fisher, M., et al. (2007). The geographic distribution of Big Five personality traits: Patterns and profiles of human self-description across 56 nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38, 173-212. link

Voracek., M., Fisher, M., Rupp, B., Lucas, D., & Fessler, D. (2007). Sex differences in relative foot length and the perceived attractiveness of female feet: Relationships among anthropometry, physique, and preference ratings. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 1123-1138. link

2006

Fisher, M. & Voracek, M. (2006; invited). The shape of beauty: Determinants of female physical attractiveness. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 5, 199-204. link

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2006). Gender and programming contests: Mitigating exclusionary practices. Informatics in Education, 5, 47-62. link

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2006). Success is all in the measures: Androgenousness, curvaceousness, and starring frequencies in adult media actresses. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, 297-304. link

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., Hofhansl, A., Rekkas, P., & Ritthammer, N. (2006). “I find you to be very attractive…”: Biases in compliance estimates to sexual offers. Psicothema, 18, 384-391. link

2005

Kruger, D. & Fisher, M. (2005). Males identify and respond adaptively to the mating strategies of other men. Sexualities, Evolution and Gender, 7, 233-244. link

Kruger, D. & Fisher, M. (2005). Alternative male mating strategies are intuitive to women. Current Research in Social Psychology, 11, 39-50. link

Voracek, M., Hofhansl, A., & Fisher, M. (2005). Clark and Hatfield’s evidence of women’s low receptivity to male strangers’ sexual offers revisited. Psychological Reports, 97, 11-20.

Johnson, A., Barnacz, A., Yokkaichi, T., Rubio, J., Racioppi, C., Shackelford, T., Fisher, M., & Keenan, J. (2005). Me, myself, and lie: The role of self-awareness in deception. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1847-1853. link

2004

Fisher, M., Kruger, D., Platek, S., & Salmon, C. (2004). Reflections from the next generation: These are the voyages of students in evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology, 2, 160-173. link

Schmitt, D., … , Fisher, M., et al. 1 (2004). Patterns and universals of adult romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions: Are models of self and other pancultural constructs? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 367-402. link

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2004). The birth of a confounded idea: The joys and pitfalls of self-experimentation [invited commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 273-274.

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., Yip, P., & Zonda, T. (2004). Seasonality of suicide in Eastern Europe: A rejoinder to Lester and Moksony. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99, 17-18. link

Voracek, M., Vintila, M., Rancans, E., & Fisher, M. (2004). Anticipation of total solar eclipse and suicide incidence. Psychiatria Danubina, 16, 157-159.

Fisher, M. (2004). Female intrasexual competition decreases female facial attractiveness. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B (Supplemental), 271, S283-285. link

Schmitt, D., … , Fisher, M., et al. 1 (2004). Patterns and universals of human mate poaching across 53 nations: The effects of sex, culture, and personality on romantically attracting another person’s partner. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 560-584.

2003

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Jobling, I. (2003). Proper and dark heroes as dads and cads: Alternative mating strategies in British Romantic literature. Human Nature, 14, 305-317. link

Schmitt, D., … , Fisher, M., et al. 1 (2003). Universal sex differences in the desire for sexual variety: Tests from 52 nations, 6 continents, and 13 islands. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 85-104. link

Schmitt, D., … , Fisher, M., et al. 1 (2003). Are men universally more dismissing than women? Gender differences in romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions. Personal Relationships, 10, 309-333. link

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., & Marušic, A. (2003). The Finno-Ugrian suicide hypothesis: Variation in European suicide rates by latitude and longitude. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 97, 401-406. link

2002

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2002). Shapely centerfolds? Temporal change in body measures. British Medical Journal, 325, 1447-1448link

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2002). Different sex ratios at birth in Europe and North America: Latitude has important role [letter]. British Medical Journal, 325, 335. link

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2002). Sunshine and suicide incidence [letter]. Epidemiology, 13, 492-493. link

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., & Sonneck, G. (2002). Solar eclipse and suicide [letter]. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 1247-1248. link

Voracek, M., Vintila, M., Fisher, M., & Yip, P. (2002). Has seasonality in suicides gone anywhere? Counter-evidence from Romania. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94, 1071-1078. link

Schmitt, D., Shackleford, T., Duntley, J., Tooke, W., Buss, D., Fisher, M., Lavallée, M., & Vasey, P. (2002). Is there an early-30s peak in female sexual desire? Cross-sectional evidence from the United States and Canada. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 11, 1-18. link

2001

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2001). Seasonality of suicide in Singapore: Data from the equator [letter]. Psychological Medicine, 31, 1323-1326. link

2000

Silverman, I., Choi, J., MacKewn, A., Fisher, M., Moro, J., & Olshansky, E. (2000). Evolved mechanisms underlying wayfinding: Further studies on the hunter-gatherer theory of spatial sex differences. Evolution and Human Behaviour, 21, 201-213. link

Other Journal Contributions (Unrefereed)

Fisher, M. (2012). Understanding the darker side of human nature. [Review of the book, “Less than human: How and why we dehumanize others.”] Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 518-520.

Worth, K. & Fisher, M. (2010). [Review of the book, “Hooking up: Sex, dating and relationships.”] Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 4, 49-51.

Fisher, M. (2010). [Review of the book, “Men: Evolutionary and life history.”] Human Ethology Bulletin, 25, 4-6.

Fisher, M. (2010). [Review of the book, “Endocrinology of social relationships.”] Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 29-30.

Fisher, M. (2008). [Review of the book, “Who’s afraid of Darwin?: Debating feminism and evolutionary theory.”] Human Ethology Bulletin, 23, 3-5.

Fisher, M. (2007). [Review of the book, “Madam Bovary’s ovaries: A Darwininan look at literature.”] Human Ethology Bulletin, 22, 10-12.

Fisher, M. (2004). [Review of the book, “Femininity and the physically active woman.”] Sexualities, Evolution and Gender, 5, 211-215.

Fisher, M. (2004). [Review of the book, “On fertile ground: A natural history of human reproduction.”] Human Nature Review, 4, 114-118.

Fisher, M. (2003). [Review of the book, “Women’s bodies: Discipline and transgression.”] Sexualities, Evolution and Gender, 5(2), 107-113.

Fisher, M. (2002). When should we close the classroom door on current events? Core, 12(1), 3-4.

Fisher, M. (2002). [Review of the book, “A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women.”] Human Nature Review, 2, 509-511.

Fisher, M. (2002). [Review of the book, “The dangerous passion: Why jealousy is as necessary as love and sex.”] Human Ethology Bulletin, 17(1), 16-18.

Invited Presentations

Fisher, M. (2016, December). Topic TBA. Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Fisher, M. (2016, December). Plenary address. Topic TBA. Human Evolution and Behavior Network, Antwerp, Belgium

Fisher, M. (2016, February). All about love. Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS.

Fisher, M. (2014, October). Recent developments in women’s competition for mates. Guest lecture. Middlesex University, London, UK.

Fisher, M. (2014, October). Plenary address The overlooked romance novel as a tool for comprehending women’s evolved psychology. Human Evolution and Behavior Network, Antwerp, Belgium.

Fisher, M. (2014, August). Plenary address. Women’s competition for mates: Experimental findings leading to ethological studies. International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil.

Fisher, M. (2013, October). New directions in understanding women’s competition to acquire and retain mates. Department of Psychology, University of Santiago.

Fisher, M. (2013, February). Keynote address. What we know about the sexual side of human nature. Workshop on Search and Exploration of X-Rated Information, Rome, Italy.

Fisher, M. (2012, January). Recent developments in women’s competition for mates. Evolutionary Psychology Preconference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California.

Fisher, M. (2011, June). Women’s strategy use in competition for “good men.” Canadian Psychological Association, Social-Personality Section, Toronto, Ontario.

Fisher, M. (2011, March). Women’s bodies in relation to their competition for mates. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

Fisher, M. (2011, February). What women want as revealed by romance novels. Sexuality and Gender Studies Group. Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.

Fisher, M. (2011, February). How women compete for mates. Departments of Biology and Anthropology. Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.

Fisher, M. (2011, February). An introduction to evolutionary psychology and gender. Department of Psychology, Dominican College, Orangeville, New York.

Fisher, M. (2011, January). What women want: An evolutionary analysis of romance novels. Department of Psychology, Dominican College, Orangeville, New York.

Fisher, M. (2010, November). Insights into how women compete for mates. Presentation for the Heyman’s symposium, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2010, November). Why are romance novels so popular? Antwerp University, Belgium.

Fisher, M. (2010, October). How women compete for mates. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2010, October). An evolutionary analysis of romance novels. University of Vienna, Austria.

Vartanian, O., Goel, V., Fisher, M., Lam, E., & Pavicic Granic, J. (2009, December). Neural correlates of perceived facial attractiveness. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Fisher, M. (2009, February). “She’s mean, nasty, and ugly”: Successful strategies in mating competitions. Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.

Fisher, M. (2009, March). New directions in human intrasexual competition research. State University of New York, New Paltz, NY.

Burch, R., Deaner, R., Fisher, M., & Kruger, D. (2007, April). Functional adaptations for scaling the ivory tower: How an evolutionist can successfully enter academia. Annual Meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Fisher, M. (2005, November). Explorations into women’s intrasexual competition for mates. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Barkow, J., & Fisher, M. (2005, February). Movies and cultural transmission. Invited paper presentation, Media and Universals 2005: Focus on Film and Print. Siegen, Germany.

Fisher, M. & Voracek, M. (2003, January). Temporal changes in centrefolds’: An analysis of shifting shapes. Invited lecture, Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences Symposium, University of Guelph, ON.

Conference Presentations Refereed by Abstract

2016

Fisher, M. (2016, August). Explorations into competitive mothering.  Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society of Human Ethology, Stirling, Scotland.

Fisher, M., & Cormier, B. (2016, July). Mating intelligence and intrasexual competition: The interesting case of mate manipulation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, BC.

Fisher, M., (2016, June). Competitive mothering as explored through judgment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

Cormier, B., & Fisher, M. (2016, June). Think before you compete: Investigating the relationship between female intrasexual competition and mating intelligence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

2015

Webb, A., & Fisher, M. (2015, June). Prospect and refuge: Preferred qualities of home preferences. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society of Human Ethology, Athens, Greece.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Fitzgerald, C., Garcia, J., Geher, G., & Guitar, A. (2015, May). Sexual and emotional aspects are distinct components of infidelity and unique predictors of anticipated distress. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Beasley, E., Kruger, D., & Fisher, M. (2015, April). The effects of self-perceived mate value on reactions to infidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Fisher, M., & Sokol-Chang, R. (2015, April). Competitive mothering. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Hennighausen, C., Fisher, M., & Schwab, F. (2015, April). Self-presentation on profile photographs across the life span: Evidence from a German online dating website.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Robertson, L., Fisher, M., & Carroll, S. (2015, April). Evolved sex differences and intrasexual competition: An examination of life history strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

2014

Fisher, M. (2014, October). Going beyond the typical undergraduate thesis process. Association for Atlantic University Teaching Showcase. Sydney, Canada.

Kruger, D., & Fisher, M. (2014, August). Life history variation in reproductive strategies is intuitive across cultures. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil.

Varella, M., Varella Valentova, J., Sterbova, Z., Pereira, K. J., & Fisher, M. (2014, August). Artistic propensities cross-culturally covary with mate value in both sexes, but with competitiveness only in women: evolutionary implications. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil.

Webb, A., & Fisher, M. (2014, August). Male intrasexual competition prompted by unfamiliar others: An observational study. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil.

Gauvin, S., Fisher, M., Fernández, A., Benedetti, J., & Varella, M. (2014, April). Differences between the ‘choosy sex’ and ‘non-choosy sex’ on sexual experience and future behavioural preferences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY. Winner of best student presentation.

Johnsen, L., Fisher, M., Newmark, R., & Geher, G. (2014, April). Wicked and wild: Men and women’s perception of personality traits in Harlequin Blaze romance novels. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Robertson, L. & Fisher, M. (2014, April). Evolved sex differences, blame, and fertility in relation to infidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Sokol-Chang, R., Robertson, K., & Fisher, M. (2014, April). The presentation of men and women in popular science writing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Hudders, L., Vyncke, P., DeBacker, C., & Fisher, M. (2014, April). The rival wears prada: Luxury consumption as a female competition strategy (reviewed by full paper). Monaco Symposium on Luxury. Winner of best paper award.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Wright, P. (2014, May). Patriarchy, male competition, and excess male mortality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Gauvin, S., Fisher, M., & Radtke, S. (2014, March). Analyzing male-centric and female-centric pornographic DVD covers using an evolutionary approach. Paper presented at the biannual Irish Sexuality Studies Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

2013

Fisher, M. (2013, July). The development of a transition course for psychology students. Paper presented at the annual International Conference on Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, BC.

Radtke, S., & Fisher, M. (2013, May). Women and men’s bathroom graffiti: An investigation into evolved mating preferences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Annville, PA. (Paper also presented at the August 2013 biannual meeting of International Society for Human Ethology Summer Institute, Ann Arbor, MI.)

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Halloran, K., Keikover, Z., & Fitzgerald, C. (2013, May). Attachment style and personality predicts homesickness in college students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Fitzgerald, C., Garcia, J., Geher, G., & Guitar, E. (2013, May). Elaborating the understanding of perceptions of sexual and emotional infidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association

2012

Fisher, M. (2012, June). How romantic relationship status influences one’s use of competitive behaviours for obtaining versus retaining a mate. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Melanson, S., & Fisher, M. (2012, June). What to bring to dinner: How date attractiveness influences food preparation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society meeting, New York City.

Kruger, D. J., Fisher, M. L., Strout, S. L., Clark, S., Lewis, S., & Wehbe, M. (2012, May). Pride and Prejudice or family and flirtation? Women’s mating strategies in Jane Austen’s novels. Paper presented at the annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

DeBacker, C., & Fisher, M. (2012, April). Sex differences in meal preparation motives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Radtke, S. & Fisher, M. (2012, April). Lesbian pulp fiction and women’s evolved mate preferences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH. Winner of best student oral presentation for the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society.

2011

Fisher, M. (2011, July). Homesickness as an adaptive response. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Prague, Czech Republic.

Fisher, M., Garcia, J., & Merriwether, A. (2011, June). Who’s to blame? Attribution of blame in infidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Montpellier, France.

Kruger, D. J., Fisher, M. L., & Fitzgerald, C. J. (2011, May). Reproductively relevant factors influence the likelihood of exposing sexual cheating. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Blennerhassett, C. & Fisher, M. (2011, March). Intrasexual competition for mates in the woman’s bathroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Fisher, M. & Salmon, C. (2011, March). An evolutionary investigation into the timing and reasons for introducing mates and parents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Binghamton, NY.

Shaw. S. & Fisher, M. (2011, March). Target’s perspectives on the use of intrasexual competition strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Binghamton, NY.

Strout, S., Fisher, M., Chang, R., Hoben, A., & Oberzaucher, E. (2011, March). How will I know if he really loves me?: Exploring romantic signaling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Binghamton, NY.

2010

Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2010, June). The Texas Billionaire’s Pregnant Bride: An evolutionary interpretation of romance fiction titles. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2010, March). Men, change thyself (or at least appear to). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

Geher, G., Fisher, M., Cox, A., Tran, U., Hoben, A., Arrabacca, A., Corinna, C., & Dietrich, R. (2010, March). Maintaining social relations is a key to infidelity reactions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY. (Paper also given at the June 2010 annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.)

Shaw, S., Worth, K., Smith, L., Reeve, C., & Fisher, M. (2010, March). How we view those who derogate. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

Strout, S., Fisher, M., Kruger, D., & Steeleworthy, L. (2010, March). Pride and prejudice or children and cheating? Representation of women’s mating strategies in the work of Jane Austen. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

2009

Cox, A., Worth, K., & Fisher, M. (2009, July). Sex differences in attitudes and experiences in uncommitted sexual encounters. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, Oswego, NY.

Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2009, July). What women want as revealed by Harlequin romance novel titles. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, Oswego, NY.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Byker, D. (2009, July). Ancestral foraging strategies and sex differences in shopping experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Oswego, NY. (Paper also given at the May 2009 annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.)

Salmon, C., & Fisher, M. (2009, June). Meet the parents: An evolutionary perspective on the introduction of parents and mates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Fullerton, CA.

2008

Cox, A., Burkitt, C., & Fisher, M. (2008, June). Documenting the online expression of universal behaviours. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Cox, A., Fisher, M., & Burkitt, C. (2008, July). Using “Second Life” to explore human universals. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Bologna, Italy.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2008, June). The impact of attractiveness on competitor derogation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Williams, L. (2008, July). Your picture tells me what you want: Photograph properties of online dating services users. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Bologna, Italy.

Kruger, D., Kardum, I., Tetaz, M., Tifferet, S., & Fisher, M. (2008, July). Cross-cultural recognition of alternative male mating strategies. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Bologna, Italy.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Byker, D. (2008, June). The evolutionary psychology of consumer shopping experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Bennett, S., Gavric, D., Dort, A., Gendron, M., Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2008, May). The components of mate value: How individuals assess their worth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Manchester, NH.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2008, May). The impact of male physical attractiveness on women’s receptivity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Manchester, NH.

2007

Cox, A., Fisher, M., Bennett, S., & Williams, L. (2007, November). Gender in relation to competition in the university classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the McGraw-Hill Ryerson National Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference, Toronto, ON.

Fessler, D., Haley, K., Asaridou, S., Cravalho, M., Delgado, T., Fisher, M., Frederick, D., Geraldo Perez, P., Goetz, C., Lew, K., Lucas, D., Rupp, B., Sun, D., & Voracek, M. (2007, May). Additional cross-cultural evidence for the role of foot size relative to stature in judgments of attractiveness and age. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2007, May). Evolutionary phenomena in contemporary romance literature. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Hoben, A., Gray, M., Williams, L., McGee, A., Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2007, May). The impact of genetic relatedness on distress from infidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Cox, A. & Fisher, M. (2007, May). Same-sex groups in a mixed-sex classroom. Paper presented at the annual Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, Halifax, NS.

Cox, A., McGee, A., & Fisher, M. (2007, April). Family, friends, and lovers: An examination of reciprocal altruism. Paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

Fisher, M., Hoben, A., Cox, A., Gray, M., Williams, L., & McGee, A. (2007, April). Androbivalence: Men don’t care. Paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

Hoben, A., Gray, M., Williams, L., McGee, A., Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2007, April). The impact of familial relationships on distress from infidelity. Paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

2006

Cox, A., Fisher, M., Gray, M., Hoben, A., & Zhoa, L. (2006, July). Representation as a factor influencing sex differences. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Detroit, MI.

Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Hoben, A. (2006, July). Exploring resource allocation using “Virtual Ethology.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Detroit, MI.

Fisher, M., Gray, M., & Cox, A. (2006, June). Sex differences in mental rotation ability: The influence of varying levels of abstraction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Cox, A., Zhao, L., & Fisher, M. (2006, June). Sex differences in abstract spatial cognition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Cox, A. & Fisher, M. (2006, May). The impact of gender on evaluation and performance. Paper presented at the McGraw-Hill Ryerson 27th National Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, Halifax, NS.

Gilin, D., Vulcano, B., & Fisher, M. (2006, May). Developing a teaching assistant training programme. Paper presented at the McGraw-Hill Ryerson 27th National Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference, Halifax, NS.

2005

Vartanian, O., Goel, V., Fisher, M., & Lam, E. (2005, September). Preference for paintings vs. faces. Paper presented at the Brain and Mind Forum, Helsingor, Denmark.

Cox, A. & Fisher, M. (2005, June). Sex differences in query formation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

Fisher, M. & Clarke, A. (2005, June). Why women derogate the competition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

Gordon, F. & Fisher, M. (2005, June). Relationship status influences intrasexual competition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

Noseworthy, L., Fisher, M., & DeBacker, C. (2005, June). Selective information sharing and intrasexual competition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

Kruger, D. & Fisher, M. (2005, May). Males identify and respond appropriately to the mating strategies of other men. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Kruger, D. & Fisher, M. (2005, May). Women’s life history attributes predict intentions and behaviors in romantic relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

2004

Fisher, M. & Granic, J. (2004, July). Male influences on female intrasexual competition. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Ghent, Belgium.

Fisher, M. & MacDonald, S. (2004, July). A qualitative exploration of strategies for intrasexual competition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

Goel, V., Fisher, M., Vartanian, O., & Lam, E. (2004, July). The rewarding nature of perceived facial attractiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Jobling, I. (2004, July). Dads and cads: Alternative male mating strategies and female preferences for literary characters. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Jobling, I. (2004, July). Dad and cad mating strategies in British romantic literature. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Ghent, Belgium.

Pospisil, U., Fisher, M., Hofhansl, A., & Voracek, M. (2004, July). Spousal age differences and sex differences in life expectancy are confounders of matrilateral biases in kin investment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Jobling, I. (2004, May). Dads and cads: Alternative mating strategies in British romantic literature. Paper presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lucas, T., Parkhill, M., Weisfeld, G., Fisher, M., & Voracek, M. (2004, May). Social influence and perceived nonpaternity in men and women: Can impression management inform evolution? Paper presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

2003

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., & Marusic, A. (2003, September). Variation in European suicide rates by latitude and longitude. Paper presented at the annual Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Stockholm, Sweden.

Cox, A. & Fisher, M. (2003, August). Investigation of regular expression-based pattern matching and creation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Fisher, M., Kruger, D., & Jobling, I. (2003, August). Women’s mating strategies and preferences of dads versus cads. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Fisher, M. (2003, June). Attractiveness, estrogen, and female intrasexual competition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Lincoln, NE.

Jobling, I., Kruger, D., & Fisher, M. (2003, June). Dads and cads: Alternative mating strategies and preferences for literary characters. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Lincoln, NE.

Dupuis, R., Skinner, N., Fisher, M., & Hampson, W. (2003, June). Effective strategies for the teaching assistant. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Hamilton, ON.

2002

Fisher, M. & Voracek, M. (2002, August). An evolutionary investigation of the influence of menstrual phase on facial attractiveness judgements. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Montreal, QU.

2001

Manfrini, B., Fisher, M., Stadlhuber, C., Preston‑Leikauf, H., & Voracek, M. (2001, September). The cuckold is the last that knows it: Sex differences in subjective nonpaternity rates [in translation]. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the German Psychological Association, Leipzig, Germany.

2000

Fisher, M. (2000, July). The influence of the menstrual cycle on the perception of facial attractiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

Fisher, M., MacKewn, A., & Czernochowski, D. (2000, June). Guilt and adultery: An adaptionist perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Amherst, MA.

Silverman, I., Tombs, S., & Fisher, M. (2000, June). Pupillometry: A sexual selection approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Amherst, MA.

1999

Silverman, I., Choi, J., MacKewn, A., Moro, J., Olshansky, E., & Fisher, M. (1999, June). The hunter-gatherer theory of spatial sex differences: A naturalistic study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Salt Lake City, UH.

 

Conference Posters (Refereed By Abstract)

2016

Cormier, B. T., & Fisher, M. (March, 2016). Think before you compete: Investigating of the relationship between intrasexual competition and mating intelligence. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS.

Widman, D., Fisher, M., Wolf, V., Bennetti, M., Cahn, T., Cockcroft, D., Hadall, S., Wolfe, E., & McCann, J. (2016, June). Tracking the gaze of women looking at nude images of a woman hypothetically competing for their mates. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

Cormier, B., Langille, L., Daley, S., Roddi, J., Blanchard, J, & Fisher, M. (2016, June). Is this stall taken? Territoriality in womens’ bathroom behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

Langille, L., Cormier, B., Daley, S., Roddi, J., Blanchard, J., & Fisher, M. (2016, June). Dropping behavior as influenced by sex and intimacy of item. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

Daley, S., & Fisher, M. (2016, June). A qualitative examination of how mothers compete. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

Looman Mafra, A., Castro, F., Lopes, F., & Fisher, M. (2016, June). Romantic partners’ age preference in Brazilian and Canadians of different educational levels: Is it always the same? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolution Society, Halifax, NS.

Clahane, E., & Fisher, M. (2016, July). Effects of anxiety on mate value. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, BC.

Cormier, B., Langille, L., Daley, S., Roddi, J., Blanchard, J, & Fisher, M. (2016, August). Does territoriality in women’s bathroom behaviour vary by population? Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society of Human Ethology, Stirling, Scotland.

2015

Clahane, E., Veinot, M., Robertson, L., Coughlin, S., Jennex, C., Quinn, J., Beasley, E., & Fisher, M. (April 2015). Coping behaviours and infidelity: An examination of resiliency and sex differences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Veinot, M., & Fisher, M. (April 2015). Sex differences in mate preferences, self-rated attractiveness, and self-perceived mating success. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Robertson, L., & Fisher, M. (April 2015). The influence of sociosexual orientation, jealousy, and sex differences on intrasexual competition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Veinot, M., & Fisher, M. (April 2015). Sex differences in resiliency and coping: An evolutionary perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Veinot, M., Robertson, L., & Fisher, M. (April 2015). Sex differences in self-perceived mating success and self-perceived physical attractiveness of mating alternatives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

Webb, A. E. & Fisher, M. (2015, April). Evolution of the home: Comparison of present day home preferences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.

 Coughlin, S., & Fisher, M. (2015, June). Do you have a sunburn or are you always this hot? Men’s perceived effectiveness of pick-up lines used by women. Poster presented at the annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Ottawa. (Also presented at the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA.)

2014

Woods, S., & Fisher, M. (2014, October). Increasing student response rates for online course evaluation. Poster presented at the European Conference on e-Learning, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Archibald, N., & Fisher, M. (2014, August). Changes in women’s perceptions of potential mating rivals. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil.

Archibald, N., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). Women’s reactions to threats to romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Duffy, M., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). Benefits of same-sex and cross-sex friends. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Gauvin, S., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). The association between sociosexual orientation and pornography preferences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Gauvin, S., Robertson, L., Archibald, N., Duffy, M., Neville, S., Puttummavong, N., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). Experiences with revenge and empathy post break-up of romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Neville, S., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). The relationship between jealousy and hypocrisy as influenced by self-esteem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Puttummavong, N., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). Effects of cultural and sociosexual orientation on interpersonal attraction, relationship satisfaction and commitment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Robertson, L., & Fisher, M. (2014, June). Evolved sex differences, fertility, and jealousy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Archibald, N., & Fisher, M. (2014, April). How women evaluate potential rivals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Archibald, N., Duffy, M., Gauvin, S., Neville, S., Puttummavong, N., Robertson, L., & Fisher, M. (2014, April). Revengeful feelings towards past romantic partners. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Gauvin, S., Fisher, M., & Radtke, S. (2014, April). Examining the differences in male-versus female-oriented pornography using an evolutionary approach. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Robertson, L., Radtke, S., & Fisher, M. (2014, April). Sex differences in tattoo content: An examination of evolutionary influences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

2013

Fisher, M., Meredith, T., & Moule, K. (2013, August). An analysis of Harlequin Romance novel covers. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Summer Institute on Human Ethology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Johnsen, L., Fisher, M., Newmark, R., & Geher, G. (2013, August). Back off my wo(man): An analysis of personality traits of potential rivals and partners in Blaze romance novels. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Summer Institute on Human Ethology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Thomsen, A.J., Marsh, N.A., Hassinger, B.R., Fisher, M.L., Fitzgerald, C.J., & Kruger, D.J. (2013, August). Understanding perceptions of sexual and emotional infidelity. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Summer Institute on Human Ethology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Chapadeau, H., Darling, K., Hanusiak, L., Mitchell, L., Moule, C., Moule, K., Prosser, A., & Fisher, M. (2013, June). Deal breakers in long versus short term romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Hanusiak, L., Fisher, M., & Carter, G. (2013, June). The Dark Triad and intrasexual competition among women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Moule, C., & Fisher, M. (2013, June). An examination of why some men prefer older women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Moule, K., & Fisher, M. (2013, June). The stability of mate value and attachment styles: Do positive or negative events trigger re-assessment? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Prosser, A., & Fisher, M. (2013, June). Meeting the parents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Fisher, M., Moule, K., & Moule, C. (2013, May). Problems faced by international students in online learning courses. Poster presented at the annual Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning and the Canadian eLearning Conference, Halifax, Canada.

2012

Balish, S., Blanchard, C., Fisher, M., & Rainham, D. (2012, November). Sex differences in sport participation across 34 countries. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax, NS.

Fisher, M., & Candea, C. (2012, August). Female intrasexual competition as portrayed in popular culture. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Vienna, Austria.

Sokol Chang, R., & Fisher, M. (2012, August). What women paint. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Vienna, Austria.

DeNicola, M., Reeve, C. & Fisher, M. (2012, June). Behavioral responses to photographs by ring-tailed lemurs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Melanson, S. & Fisher, M. (2012, June). Perceptions of homesickness among young adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Shaw, S. & Fisher, M. (2012, June). A framework for intrasexual competition use as perceived by targets. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Carmen, R., Fisher, M., Geher, G., & Grandis, T. (2012, April). The impact of relational proximity on guilt. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

DeCoste, B. & Fisher, M. (2012, April). A qualitative analysis of females’ experiences of indirect aggression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH. Winner of best student poster presentation for the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society.

DeNicola, M., DeCoste, B., Melanson, S., Shaw, S., MacPhail, S., & Fisher, M. (2012, April). Female clothing choices as display of intrasexual competition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Fisher, M. & Candea, C. (2012, April). You ain’t woman enough to take my man: Female intrasexual competition as portrayed in songs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Guitar, M., Fisher, M., Garcia, J., Kruger, D. & Geher, G. (2012, April). Assessing definitions and interpretations of sexual and emotional infidelity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH. Winner of best student poster presentation for NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society.

Johnsen, L., Fisher, M., & Geher, G. (2012, April). “One-night man”: Perceptions of Harlequin “Blaze: characters’ traits and relationship intentions from an evolutionary perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Melanson, S. & Fisher, M. (2012, April). Experience and coping skills of homesickness among young individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Sokol Chang, R., & Fisher, M. (2012, April). Why women paint. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH. Winner of best faculty poster presentation for the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society.

2011

Fisher, M., & Shaw, S. (2011, June). Intrasexual competitive strategy use as perceived by targets. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Montpellier, France.

Kruger, D.J., Fisher, M.L., Strout, S.L., Clark, S., Lewis, S., & Wehbe, M. (2011, May). Pride and prejudice or family and flirtation? Women’s mating strategies in Jane Austen’s novels. Poster presented at the annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Kruger, D.J., Fisher, M.L., & Fitzgerald, C. (2011, May). Reproductively relevant factors influence the likelihood of exposing sexual cheating. Poster presented at the annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Fisher, M. & Cox, A. (2011, April).  Students’ perspectives on real and ideal use of instructors’ time.  Poster presented at the Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning and the Canadian eLearning Conference, Halifax, Canada.

Barrett, T., Verge, L., Shaw, S., & Fisher, M. (2011, March).  Two studies into sex difference in head-tilting behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society conference, Binghamton, NY.

Carmen, R., Fisher, M., & Geher, G. (2011, March). Feelings of guilt due to infidelity as moderated by genetic relatedness and social proximity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society conference, Binghamton, NY.

Johnson, L. Fisher, M., Williams, S., & Geher, G. (2011, March). Women’s sexuality and mate preferences as revealed by “Blaze” romances. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society conference, Binghamton, NY.

Reader, A. & Fisher, M. (2011, March). Investigations into acquiring a friend’s former mate. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society conference, Binghamton, NY.

Shaw, S., Conrad, N., & Fisher, M. (2011, March). Sex differences in preference and memory for occupational status. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society conference, Binghamton, NY.

2010

Fisher, M., Cox, A., Shaw, S., & Verge, L. (2010, June). Sex differences in perceptions of risk for sexual behaviours as influenced by time perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Strout, S., & Fitzgerald, C. (2010, May). Was that cheating? Perceptions vary by type of behavior and reproductive strategy. Poster presented at the annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA. (Poster also given at the March 2010 annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY, and MidWestern Psychology Association, Chicago, IL.)

Conron, M. & Fisher, M. (2010, March). The influence of women’s pheromones on mate selection and intrasexual competition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, New Paltz, NY.

2009

Gallant, S., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2009, July). Mating strategies and self-presentation in online personal advertisements. Poster presented at the Summer Institute on Evolution and Human Behavior, International Society for Human Ethology, Orono, ME.

MacNeil, J., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2009, July). Mate preferences among those with vision impairment and loss. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, Oswego, NY.

Rouette, J., & Fisher, M. (2009, July). Home advantage in men’s and women’s competitive sports: Territoriality in relation to aggression and field coverage. Poster presented at the Summer Institute on Evolution and Human Behavior, International Society for Human Ethology, Orono, ME.

Shaw, S., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2009, July). Working towards a model of normative behaviour for interpersonal relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, Oswego, NY.

Worth, K., & Fisher, M. (2009, July). Synchronous pregnancy: An evolutionary perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Society, Oswego, NY.

Worth, K., & Fisher, M. (2009, July). Defining sex: Where undergraduate stand on Clinton’s definition. Poster presented at the annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Guelph, ON.

2008

Bennett, S., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2008, June). Sex differences in view of competition in the university classroom. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., Cox, A., & Byker, D. (2008, May). Evolutionary psychology and sex differences in shopping experiences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Smith, L., Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2008, May). Women’s acquisition of sexual information. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Manchester, NH.

Buunk, A. & Fisher, M. (2008, April). Individual differences in intrasexual competition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Montpellier, France.

2007

McGee, A., Hoben, A., Williams, L., Gray, M., Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2007, May). Sex differences in attitudes towards familial relations, relationship dissolution, and intrasexual competition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Williams, L., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2007, May). The impact of sex, sexual history, and relationship expectation on attractiveness and the recall of sexual strategies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

2006

Lucas, D. & Fisher, M. (2006, July). Women’s derogation of rivals influences men’s perceptions of attractiveness. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Detroit, MI.

Green, L., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2006, June). Sex differences in use of communication technology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Hoben, A., Fisher, M., & Cox, A. (2006, June). Sex differences in resource allocation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Lucas, D., & Fisher, M. (2006, June). Consequences of female derogation on male perceptions of attractiveness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

2005

Kruger, D. & Fisher, M. (2005, August). Women understand male relationship strategies in 19th century British novels. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

2004

Fisher, M., Soares, A., & Voracek, M. (2004, July). Sex differences in guilt arising from infidelity. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Ghent, Belgium.

Cox, A., & Fisher, M. (2004, July). New directions in spatial ability research. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Ghent, Belgium.

Johnson, A., Barnacz, A., Shackelford, T., Fisher, M., & Keenan, J. (2004, July). The role of self-awareness in deception. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Jobling, I. (2004, May). Dads and cads: A heroic foray in Darwinian literary criticism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

2003

Fisher, M. (2003, June). Competition in the classroom: Sex differences in perceptions and preferences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Hamilton, ON.

Hofhansl, A., Ritthammer, N., Voracek, M., Fisher, M., & Rekkas, P. (2003, June). Sex differences in estimates of sexual compliance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Hamilton, ON.

Pavicic, J. & Fisher, M. (2003, June). Beauty in the eye of the experimenter: Experimenter influence of attractiveness judgements. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Hamilton, ON.

Hofhansl, A., Fisher, M., Davidson, M., & Voracek, M. (2003, June). Bradley-Terry-Luce (BTL) scaling of sex differences in sexual jealousy: A psychometric validation study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, Lincoln, NE.

2002

Fisher, M. & Voracek, M. (2002, September). Androgenousness and curvaceousness are differentially related to adult media actresses’ movie and magazine starring frequencies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Kongreß der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Berlin, Germany.

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2002, September). Temporal change in Playboy centerfolds’ bodily measures: 1953 to 2001. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Kongreß der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Berlin, Germany.

Voracek, M., Fisher, M., & Shackleford, T. (2002, August). Multi-sample evidence for a male-female difference in subjectively estimated human nonpaternity rate. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Montreal, QU.

Fisher, M. & Voracek, M. (2002, June). Bodily curvaceousness and androgenousness in adult media actresses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, New Brunswick, NJ.

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2002, June). Shapely centerfolds? Secular change in BMI and WHR. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, New Brunswick, NJ.

Fisher, M. & Voracek, M. (2002, May). An evolutionary examination of sex differences in distress due to infidelity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research, Toronto, ON.

Manfrini, B., Fisher, M., Stadlhuber, C., Preston‑Leikauf, C., & Voracek, M. (2002, March). The cuckold is the last that knows it: Sex differences in subjective nonpaternity estimates [in translation]. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Austrian Psychological Society, Vienna, Austria.

Fisher, M. (2002, January). Managing gender biases on competition in the classroom. Poster presented at the meeting of the Teaching and Learning for Diversity Conference, Toronto, ON.

2001

Voracek, M. & Fisher, M. (2001, June). Sex differences in subjective nonpaternity estimates. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, London, UK.