Personality and Culture Lab (PaC Lab)

David P. Schmitt, Ph.D.
Founding Director, International Sexuality Description Project
      

My research interests include evolutionary and cross-cultural approaches to understanding personal relationships, sexual strategies, romantic attachment styles, and gender differences in human mating. I am also interested in the "Big Five" model of personality traits, risk factors for HIV/AIDS, and predictors of both sexual aggression and domestic violence across cultures.

I am the Founding Director of the International Sexuality Description Project (Schmitt et al., 2003), a cross-cultural survey study that included samples from 56 nations representing 6 continents, 13 islands, and 28 languages. I am currently completing the second wave of the ISDP (the ISDP-2). If you are interested in finding out more about the ISDP, please contact me at Bradley University (www.bradley.edu).

Below are listed some of the main findings from the ISDP

Sexuality across Cultures

  • National Averages and Sex Differences in Sociosexuality (PDF)
  • Regional Averages and Sex Differences in Short-Term Mating Interests (PDF)
  • Regional Averages and Sex Differences in Mate Poaching (PDF)

Romantic Attachment across Cultures:

  • National Averages in Romantic Attachment (PDF)
  • Sex Differences in Dismissing Romantic Attachment (PDF)

Personality Traits across Cultures

  • National Averages of the Big Five (PDF)
  • National Sex Differences in the Big Five (PDF)
  • National Averages of Self-Esteem (PDF)

Dr. David P. Schmitt's Publications 

In Press

  • Pirlott, A., & Schmitt, D.P. (in press). Gendered sexual culture. In A. Cohen (Ed.), New directions in the psychology of culture. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Books. 
  • Schmitt, D.P. (in press). The Sexy Seven Measure [PsycTESTS].
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Rohde, P.A. (in press). The Human Polygyny Index and its cultural correlates: Testing sexual selection theory at the cross-national level. Social Science Quarterly.

2012

  • Jonason, P., & Schmitt, D.P. (2012). What have you done for me lately? Friendship-selection in the shadows of the Dark Triad personality traits. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 400-412.
  • Jonason, P., Webster, G., Schmitt, D.P., Li, N., & Crysel, L. (2012). The antihero in popular culture: A life history theory of the Dark Triad. Review of General Psychology, 16, 192-199.
  • Neumann, C., Schmitt, D.P., Carter, R., Embley, I., & Hare, R.D. (2012). Psychopathic traits in males and females across the globe. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 30, 557-574.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2012). When the difference is in the details: A critique of Zentner and Mitura (2012). Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 720-726.  
  • Schmitt, D.P., Jonason, P.K., Byerley*, G.J., Flores*, S.D., Illbeck*, B.E., O’Leary*, K.N., & Qudrat*, A. (2012). A reexamination of sex differences in sexuality: New studies Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 135-139. PDF
  • Shackelford, T.K., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., Schmitt, D.P. , & Salmon, C.A. (2012). Deadbeat dads: Evolutionary perspectives on providing child support (pp. 302-314). In Goetz., A.T., & Shackelford, T.K. (Eds.), Oxford handbook of sexual conflict in humans. New York: Oxford University Press. 

2011

  • Buss, D.M., & Schmitt, D.P. (2011). Evolutionary psychology and feminism. Sex Roles, 64, 768-787. PDF
  • Jonason, P.K., Teicher, EA., & Schmitt, D.P. (2011). The TIPI’s validity confirmed: Associations with mating strategies and self-esteem. Individual Differences Research, 9, 52-60.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2011). Psychological adaptation and human fertility patterns: Some evidence of human mating strategies as evoked sexual culture. In A. Booth & A.C. Crouter (Eds.), Romance and sex in adolescence and emerging adulthood: Risks and opportunities (pp. 161-170). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

2010

  • Schmitt, D.P. (2010). General mate choice. In M.P. Muehlenbein (Ed.), Human evolutionary biology (pp.295-308). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2010). Romantic attachment from Argentina to Zimbabwe: Patterns of adaptive variation across contexts, cultures, and local ecologies. In K. Ng & P. Erdman (Eds.), Cross-cultural attachment across the life-span (pp. 211-226). New York: Routledge.

2009

  • Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., Webster, G.D., & Schmitt, D.P. (2009). The Dark Triad: Traits that facilitate short-term mating in men. European Journal of Personality, 23, 5-18. PDF
  • Kennair, L.E.O., Schmitt, D.P., Fjeldavli, Y.L., & Harlem, S.K. (2009). Sex differences in sexual desires and attitudes in Norwegian samples. Interpersona, 3, 1-32.
  • Kuhle, B.X., Smedley, K.D., & Schmitt, D.P. (2009). Sex differences in the motivation and mitigation of jealousy-induced interrogations. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 499-502.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Youn, G., Bond*, B., Brooks*, S., Frye*, H., Johnson*, S., Klesman*, J., Peplinski*, C., Sampias*, J., Sherrill*, M., & Stoka*, C. (2009). When will I feel love? The effects of personality, culture, and gender on the psychological tendency to love. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 830-846. PDF

2008

  • Denissen, J., Penke, L., Schmitt, D.P., & van Aken, M. (2008). Self-esteem reactions to social interactions: Evidence for sociometer mechanisms across days, people, and nations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 181-196. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2008). Attachment matters: Patterns of romantic attachment across gender, geography, and cultural forms. In J.P. Forgas & J. Fitness (Eds.), Social relationships: Cognitive, affective, and motivational processes (pp. 75-97). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2008). Evolutionary approaches to mate choice and relationship initiation. In S. Sprecher, J. Harvey, & A. Wenzel (Eds.), Handbook of relationship initiation. (pp. 55-74). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2008). Evolutionary perspectives on romantic attachment and culture: How ecological stressors influence dismissing orientations across genders and geographies. Cross-Cultural Research, 42, 220-247. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2008). Research methods in evolutionary psychology. In C. Crawford & D. Krebs (Eds.), Foundations of evolutionary psychology: Ideas, issues, and applications (pp. 213-235). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Realo, A., Voracek, M., & Allik, J. (2008). Why can’t a man be more like a woman? Sex differences in Big Five personality traits across 55 cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 168-182. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Shackelford, T.K. (2008). Big Five traits related to short-term mating: From personality to promiscuity across 46 nations. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 246-282. PDF

2007

  • Schmitt, D.P. (2007). Sexual strategies across sexual orientations: How do personality traits and culture relate to sociosexuality among gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexuals? Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 18, 183-214.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2007). Sexual strategies across sexual orientations: How do personality traits and culture relate to sociosexuality among gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexuals? In M.R. Kauth (Ed.), The handbook of the evolution of human sexuality (pp. 183-214). New York: Haworth Press.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Allik, J., McCrae, R.R., Benet-Martinez, V., Alcalay, L., Ault, L., 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. PDF

2006

  • Schmitt, D.P. (2006). Cultural influences on human mating strategies: Evolutionary theories, mechanisms, and explanations of change. Psychological Inquiry, 17, 116-117.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2006). Evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives on love: The influence of gender, personality, and local ecology on emotional investment in romantic relationships. In R.J. Sternberg (Ed.), The psychology of love (2nd ed.) (pp. 249-273). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2006). On the evolutionary virtues of temperate orgasms and prudent sperm allocation [Review of Sperm competition in humans: Classic and contemporary readings]. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 471-473. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2006). Short-term and long-term mating strategies: Additional evolutionary systems relevant to adolescent sexuality. In A. Booth & A.C. Crouter (Eds.), Romance and sex in adolescence and emerging adulthood: Risks and opportunities (pp. 41-47). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Shackelford, T.K., Goetz, A.T., Guta, F.E., & Schmitt, D.P. (2006). Mate guarding and frequent in-pair copulation in humans: Concurrent or compensatory anti-cuckoldry tactics. Human Nature, 17, 239-252. PDF

2005

  • Goetz, A.T., Shackelford, T.K., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., Euler, H.A., Hoier, S., Schmitt, D.P., & LaMonyon, C.W. (2005). Mate retention, semen displacement, and human sperm competition: Tactics to prevent and correct female infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 749-763.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2005). Fundamentals of human mating strategies. In D.M. Buss (Ed.), The evolutionary psychology handbook (pp. 258-291). New York, NY: Wiley. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2005). Is short-term mating the maladaptive result of insecure attachment? A test of competing evolutionary perspectives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 747-768. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2005). Measuring sociosexuality across people and nations: Revisiting the strengths and weaknesses of cross-cultural sex research (Author’s response). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 297-311. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2005). Sociosexuality from Argentina to Zimbabwe: A 48-nation study of sex, culture, and strategies of human mating. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 247-275. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Allik, J. (2005). Simultaneous administration of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale across 53 nations: Exploring the universal and culture-specific features of global self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 623-642. PDF
  • Shackelford, T.K., Schmitt, D.P., & Buss, D.M. (2005). Mate preferences of married persons in the newlywed year and three years later. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 1262-1270.
  • Shackelford, T.K., Schmitt, D.P., & Buss, D.M. (2005). Universal dimensions of human mate preferences. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 447-458. PDF
  • Shackelford, T.K., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Schmitt, D.P. (2005). An evolutionary perspective on why some men refuse or reduce their child support payments. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 27, 297-306.

2004

  • Schmitt, D.P. (2004). The Big Five related to risky sexual behavior across 10 world regions: Differential personality associations of sexual promiscuity and relationship infidelity. European Journal of Personality, 18, 301-319. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2004). The price of Mr. Right: Evolutionary biology and modern mating markets [Review of The science of romance: Secrets of the sexual brain]. Contemporary Psychology, 49, 478-480.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Alcalay, L., Allensworth*, M., Allik, J., Ault, L., Austers, I., et al. (2004). Patterns and universals of adult romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions: Are models of self and of other pancultural constructs? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 367-402. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., Alcalay, L., Allik, J., Angleiter, A., Ault, L., Austers, I., et al.* (2004). Patterns and universals of 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. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Pilcher, J.J. (2004). Evaluating evidence of psychological adaptation: How do we know one when we see one? Psychological Science, 15, 643-649. PDF
  • Shackelford, T.K., Michalski, R.L., & Schmitt, D.P. (2004). Upset in response to a child’s partner’s infidelities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 489-497.
  • Shackelford, T.K., Voracek, M., Schmitt, D.P., Buss, D.M., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Michalski, R. (2004). Romantic jealousy in early adulthood and in later life. Human Nature, 15, 59-76.

2003

  • Rowatt, W., & Schmitt, D.P. (2003). Associations between religious orientation and varieties of sexual experience. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 42, 455-465. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2003). How shall I compare thee? Evolutionary psychology viewed as a psychological science. Psychology, Evolution and Gender, 4, 219-230.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2003). International sexuality description project. In R.T. Francoeur & R.J. Noonan (Eds.), International encyclopedia of sexuality (p. 1284). New York: Continuum.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Alcalay, L., Allensworth*, M., Allik, J., Ault, L., Austers, I., Bennett, K.L., Bianchi, G., Boholst, F., Borg Cunen, M.A., Braeckman, J., Brainerd Jr., E.G., Caral, L.G.A., Caron, G., Casullo, M.M., Cunningham, M., Daibo, I., De Backer, C., De Souza, E., Diaz-Loving, R., Diniz, G., Durkin, K., Echegaray, M., Eremsoy, E., Euler, H.A., Falzon, R., Fisher, M.L., Fowler*, R., Fry, D.P., Fry, S., Ghayur, M.A., Giri, V.N., Golden, D.L., Grammer, K., Grimaldi, L., Halberstadt, J., Haque, S., Hefer, E., Herrera, D., Hertel, J., Hitchell*, A., Hoffman, H., Hradilekova, Z., Hudek-Kene-evi, J., Huffcutt, A., Jaafar, J., Jankauskaite, M., Kabangu-Stahel, H., Kardum, I., Khoury, B., Kwon, H., Laidra, K., Laireiter, A., Lakerveld, D., Lampart, A., Lauri, M., Lavallée, M., Lee, S., Leung, L.C., Locke, K.D., Locke, V., Luksik, I., Magaisa, I., Marcinkeviciene, J., Mata, A., Mata, R., McCarthy, B., Mills, M.E., Mkhize, N.J., Moreira, J., Moreira, S., Moya, M., Munyea, M., Noller, P., Olimat, H., Opre, A., Panayiotou, A., Petrovic, N., Poels, K., Popper, M., Poulimenou, M., P’yatokha, V., Raymond, M., Reips, U., Reneau, S.E., Rivera-Aragon, S., Rowatt, W.C., Ruch, W., Rus, V.S., Safir, M.P., Salas, S., Sambataro, F., Sandnabba, K.N., Schleeter*, R., Schulmeyer, M.K., Schütz, A., Scrimali, T., Shackelford, T.K., Sharan, M.B., Shaver, P.R., Sichona, F., Simonetti, F., Sineshaw, T., Sookdew, R., Speelman, T., Sümer, H.C., Sümer, N., Supekova, M., Szlendak, T., Taylor, R., Timmermans, B., Tooke, W., Tsaousis, I., Tungaraza, F.S.K., Turner, A., Vandermassen, G., Vanhoomissen, T., Van Overwalle, F., Van Wesenbeek, I., Vasey, P.L., Verissimo, J., Voracek, M., Wan, W.W.N., Wang, T., Weiss, P., Wijaya, A., Woertment, L., Youn, G., & Zupanèiè, A. (2003). Are men universally more dismissing than women? Gender differences in romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions. Personal Relationships, 10, 307-331. PDF
  •  Schmitt, D.P., Alcalay, L., Allik, J., Ault, L., Austers, I., Bennett, K.L., Bianchi, G., Boholst, F., Borg Cunen, M.A., Braeckman, J., Brainerd Jr., E.G., Caral, L.G.A., Caron, G., Casullo, M.M., Cunningham, M., Daibo, I., De Backer, C., De Souza, E., Diaz-Loving, R., Diniz, G., Durkin, K., Echegaray, M., Eremsoy, E., Euler, H.A., Falzon, R., Fisher, M.L., Foley, D., Fry, D.P., Fry, S., Ghayur, M.A., Golden, D.L., Grammer, K., Grimaldi, L., Halberstadt, J., Herrera, D., Hertel, J., Hoffman, H., Hradilekova, Z., Hudek-Kene-evi, J., Jaafar, J., Jankauskaite, M., Kabangu-Stahel, H., Kardum, I., Khoury, B., Kwon, H., Laidra, K., Laireiter, A., Lakerveld, D., Lampart, A., Lauri, M., Lavallée, M., Lee, S., Leung, L.C., Locke, K.D., Locke, V., Luksik, I., Magaisa, I., Marcinkeviciene, J., Mata, A., Mata, R., McCarthy, B., Mills, M.E., Moreira, J., Moreira, S., Moya, M., Munyea, M., Noller, P., Opre, A., Panayiotou, A., Petrovic, N., Poels, K., Popper, M., Poulimenou, M., P’yatokha, V., Raymond, M., Reips, U., Reneau, S.E., Rivera-Aragon, S., Rowatt, W.C., Ruch, W., Rus, V.S., Safir, M.P., Salas, S., Sambataro, F., Sandnabba, K.N., Schulmeyer, M.K., Schütz, A., Scrimali, T., Shackelford, T.K., Shaver, P.R., Sichona, F., Simonetti, F., Sineshaw, T., Sookdew, R., Speelman, T., Spyrou, S., Sümer, H.C., Sümer, N., Supekova, M., Szlendak, T., Taylor, R., Timmermans, B., Tooke, W., Tsaousis, I., Tungaraza, F.S.K., Vandermassen, G., Vanhoomissen, T., Van Overwalle, F., Vanwesenbeek, I., Vasey, P.L., Verissimo, J., Voracek, M., Wan, W.W.N., Wang, T., Weiss, P., Wijaya, A., Woertment, L., Youn, G., & Zupanèiè, A. (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. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Shackelford, T.K. (2003). Nifty ways to leave your lover: The tactics people use to entice and disguise the process of human mate poaching. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1018-1035. PDF

2002

  • Díaz-Loving, R., Rivera-Aragon, S. Rocha-Sánchez, T.E., & Schmitt, D.P. (2002). Marcado por la conquista: Rasgos de personalidad derivados de la vida sexual. Revista de Psicología Social y Personalidad, XVIII, 1, 77-92.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2002). Are sexual promiscuity and relationship infidelity linked to different personality traits across cultures?  Findings from the International Sexuality Description Project.  In W. Lonner, D.L., Dinnel, S.A. Hayes, & D.N. Sattler (Eds.), OnLine Readings in Psychology and Culture, Western Washington University, Department of Psychology, Center for Cross-Cultural Research Web site:  http://www.wwu.edu/~culture.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2002). Personality, attachment, and sexuality related to dating relationship outcomes: Contrasting three perspectives on personal attribute interaction. British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 589-610. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P. (2002). A meta-analysis of sex differences in romantic attraction: Do rating contexts affect tactic effectiveness judgments? British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 387-402. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., Shackelford, T.K., Duntely, J., Tooke, W., Buss, D.M., Fisher, M.L., Lavallée, M., & Vasey, P. (2002). Is there an early-30’s peak in female sexual desire?  Cross-sectional evidence from the United States and Canada. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 11, 1-18. PDF

2001

  • Schmitt, D.P. (2001). Alas poor Darwin, arguments against evolutionary psychology [Review of Alas poor Darwin, arguments against evolutionary psychology]. Human Ethology Bulletin, 16, 11-14.
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Buss, D.M. (2001). Human mate poaching: Tactics and temptations for infiltrating existing mateships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 894-917. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., Couden*, A., & Baker*, M. (2001). Sex, temporal context, and romantic desire: An experimental evaluation of Sexual Strategies Theory. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 833-847. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., Shackelford, T.K., & Buss, D.M. (2001). Are men really more “oriented” toward short-term mating than women? A critical review of theory and research. Psychology, Evolution and Gender, 3, 211-239. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., Shackelford, T.K., Duntely, J., Tooke, W., & Buss, D.M. (2001). The desire for sexual variety as a key to understanding basic human mating strategies. Personal Relationships, 8, 425-455. PDF

1993-2000

  • Schmitt, D.P., & Buss, D.M. (2000). Sexual dimensions of person description: Beyond or subsumed by the Big Five? Journal of Research in Personality, 34, 141-177. PDF
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Winter, D.G. (1998). Measuring the motives of Soviet leaders and Soviet society: Congruence created or congruence reflected? Leadership Quarterly, 9, 293-307.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (1997). Evolutionary social psychology [Review of the book Evolutionary social psychology]. Human Ethology Bulletin, 12, 11-13.
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Buss, D.M. (1996). Strategic self-enhancement and competitor derogation: Sex and context effects on the perceived effectiveness of mate attraction tactics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1185-1204. PDF
  • Buss, D.M., & Schmitt, D.P. (1993). Sexual strategies theory: An evolutionary perspective on human mating. Psychological Review, 100, 204-232. PDF

Dr. David P. Schmitt's Presentations

Planned 2009

  • Schmitt, D.P. (scheduled for October 9, 2009). Changes in fertility and reproductive strategies over time and across cultures: Adaptive variations or maladaptive by-products? Invited discussant and contributor, 2009 National Symposium on Family Issues: "Biosocial Research Contributions to Understanding Family Processes and Problems," Population Research Institute, Penn State University, University Park, PA.  
  • Schmitt, D.P. (scheduled for August 18, 2009). Darwinian perspectives on psychological variation across cultures: Mechanisms of adaptive flexibility in human personality, attachment, and sexual strategizing. Plenary Address to the Conference on Cultural Universals and Evolutionary Specifics, Western Washington University, Washington.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (scheduled for April 18, 2009). Self-reported psychopathy and human mating strategies across 58 nations: Patterns and universals across genders, cultures, and local ecologies. Presentation to the 3rd meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (scheduled for March 6, 2009). Attachment from around the world: When (and where) is romantic insecurity a good thing? Invited address to Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (scheduled for February 12, 2009). Darwin's legacy in the behavioral sciences: Human mating research in the 21st century. Invited Keynote Address to the 200th Anniversary Celebration of Darwin Day, Evolutionary Studies Program, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (scheduled for February 5, 2009). The "Dark Triad" of personality across 58 nations: Patterns and universals across genders, cultures, and social conditions. Poster presentation to the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

2008

  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 21, 2008). Sex and attachment across cultures: A 56-nation study. Invited to chair a symposium at the 29th annual International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 26, 2008). Patterns and universals of romantic attachment across 56 nations: Can attachment “insecurity” sometimes be adaptive? Plenary address to the 2nd Convention of the Asian Psychological Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (March 27, 2008). Patterns of attachment across 56 cultures: Can romantic insecurity sometimes be adaptive? Invited address to Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 5, 2008). The “Dark Triad” of personality across 58 nations: The evolution of sex differences and cultural variations in anti-sociality. Presentation to the 19th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Etaugh, C., & Schmitt, D.P. (May 23, 2008). Variations in gender differences in global self-esteem across 53 nations. Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Jonason, P., Li, N., Webster, G., & Schmitt, D.P. (February 8, 2008). Narcissism as an adaptive individual difference trait for men. Poster presentation at the 9th Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2007

  • Schmitt, D.P. (September 24, 2007). Patterns and universals of romantic attachment across 56 nations. Invited address to the Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (August 29, 2007). Attachment matters: The personality and sexuality correlates of romantic attachment across cultures. Keynote address to the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Escuela de Psicològcias de la Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (August 28, 2007). Attachment assessment workshop: An interactive exploration of the major measures and issues in attachment research.  Invited workshop at the Instituto de Investigaciones Psicològcias de la Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (May 25, 2007). Invited on-site consultation and evaluation: Museum of Sex and Health, Jeju Island, South Korea. Sponsored by Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (March 14, 2007). Attachment matters: Personality and sexuality correlates of romantic attachment across cultures, genders, and relationship forms. Invited contribution to the 10th Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (November 11, 2007). Patterns and universals of romantic attachment across cultures, genders, and generations. Presentation to the Australian Psychological Society and International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Peplinski*, C., & Schmitt, D.P. (November 12, 2007). Religion and the links between HIV knowledge and HIV risk across cultures, genders, and generations. Poster presentation to the Australian Psychological Society and International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sampias*, J., & Schmitt, D.P. (November 12, 2007). Psychopathy related to relationship aggression across cultures, genders, and generations. Poster presentation to the Australian Psychological Society and International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

2006

  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 30, 2006). On the origins of promiscuity: How gender, personality, and culture relate to the adaptive pursuit of short-term mating strategies. Plenary address to the 13th annual meeting of the European Association of Personality Psychology, Athens, Greece.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 7, 2006). The psychological origins of short-term mating: How gender, personality, and culture relate to high-risk sexual behavior. Keynote address to the 8th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (February 28, 2006). Why do human fools fall in love? Invited seminar address to the Honors program at Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 30, 2006). Evolutionary approaches to sex and personality. Symposium organized for the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Personality Psychology, Athens, Greece.
  • Kuhle, B. X., Laguna, K. D., Schmitt, D.P., Good, R.G., Leo, J. L., & Davis, K. D. (June 17, 2006). Sex differences in the nature of jealous interrogations. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2005

  • Schmitt, D.P. (December 10, 2005). Evaluating evidence of psychological adaptation: The desire for sexual variety. Invited address to the LIFE program of the Max Plank Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (December 8, 2005). Explaining within-cultural and cross-cultural variability in human mating strategies. Invited address to the Max Plank Institute, Berlin, Germany.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (September 29, 2005). Sociosexuality across cultures. Keynote address to the 3rd annual meeting of the Mexican Congress of Personal Relationships, Acapulco, Mexico.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 3, 2005). Is short-term mating the maladaptive result of insecure attachment? A test of competing evolutionary perspectives. Presentation to the 17th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.
  • Shackelford, T.K., & Schmitt, D.P. (June 2, 2005). Mate guarding and frequent in-pair copulation in humans: Complementary anti-cuckoldry tactics. Presentation to the 17th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX. 

2004

  • Schmitt, D.P. (December 10, 2004). Attachment matters: The correlates of insecure attachment across gender, personality, and culture. Invited talk to the Social Area of the Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (December 9, 2004). The social psychology of short-term mating: How gender, personality, and culture relate to high-risk sexual behavior in humans. Invited talk to the Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (November 5, 2004). On the origins of promiscuity: How sex, personality, and culture relate to the adaptive pursuit of short-term mating strategies. Invited address and seminar, Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS), Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (October 12, 2004). Short-term and long-term mating strategies: Additional evolutionary systems relevant to adolescent sexuality. Invited discussant and contributor, 2004 National Symposium on Family Issues: “Romance and sex in adolescence and emerging adulthood: Risks and opportunities,” Population Research Institute, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 25, 2004). Attachment matters: The mental health correlates of insecure attachment across gender, personality, and culture. Invited address, Volcanic Mind Conference, Catania, Italy.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 23, 2004). Attachment assessment workshop: An interactive exploration of the major measures and issues in attachment research. Workshop, Volcanic Mind Pre-Conference, Enna, Italy.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (May 28, 2004). The evolution of sexual promiscuity: Adaptive patterns of human mating behavior across 56 cultures. Invited address, Evolution and Human Sexuality Symposium, American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 23, 2004). Sociosexuality across 48 nations: A cross-cultural study of sex, gender equity, and the reproductive ecology of human mating strategies. Presentation to the 16th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.
  • Rohde, P., & Schmitt, D.P. (July 23, 2004). Sexual inequality and its correlates: Testing evolutionary hypotheses at the cross-national level. Presentation to the 16th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

2003

  • Schmitt, D.P. (November 28, 2003). Men and women, rich and poor, East and West: Patterns of romantic attachment across 56 nations. Invited keynote address, “Attachment, Personal Relationships, Mental Disorders, and Cognitive Psychotherapy” Conference, Enna, Italy.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (October 14, 2003). The science of sexual promiscuity: How gender, personality, and culture relate to short-term mating behavior in humans. Invited address and panelist, Forum on “The Science of Attraction” at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (May 2, 2003). On the origins of promiscuity: An evolutionary perspective on sex, culture, and the adaptive pursuit of short-term mating strategies. Invited keynote address, Twin Ports Psychology Research Conference, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 19, 2003). Sociosexuality across 48 nations: A cross-cultural study of sex, gender equity ,and the reproductive ecology of human mating strategies. Poster presentation to the International Academy for Sex Research, Bloomington, IN.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 7, 2003). Sociosexuality from Argentina to Zimbabwe: The effects of gender equity, sex ratios, and ecological stress on mating strategies across 48 nations. Paper presentation to the 15th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Lincoln, NE.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Fowler*, R., Zaligson*, J., & Kepple*, K. (June 2, 2003). Measuring love across 47 cultures: The social and sexual correlates of human compassion. Poster presentation presentation to the Compassionate Love Conference, International Association for Relationship Research, Bloomington/Normal, IL. 

2002

  • Schmitt, D.P. (May 31, 2002). The evolution of human sexual strategies: How gender, personality, and culture adaptively moderate romantic desire and sociosexual mating behavior. Invited address and panelist, the VSPA Conference on Evolutionary Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 21, 2002). Patterns of sociosexuality across 48 nations: Do sex ratios, fertility rates, resource levels, pathogen loads, and other environmental stressors adaptively moderate human reproductive strategies? Paper presentation to the 14th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Schmitt, D.P., & P’yatokha, V. (June 16, 2002). Romantic attachment for Volyn region of Ukraine and comparison across Slavonic and near-border European cultures. Paper presentation to the 6th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, Limassol, Cyprus.

1989-2001

  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 14, 2001). Sex differences in sociosexuality and short-term mate poaching across 27 cultures. Poster presentation to the 13th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, London, England.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 9, 2000). The desire for sexual variety as a tool to understanding basic human mating strategies. Paper presentation to the 12th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amherst, MA.
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Cintron*, J. (June 5, 1999). The evolutionary psychology of human mate poaching:  Who, why, how?  Paper presentation to the 11th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 9, 1998).  An experimental evaluation of Sexual Strategies Theory.  Paper presentation to the 10th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Davis, CA.
  • Schmitt, D.P., Couden*, A., & Baker*, M. (May 5, 1998).  Experimental tests of Sexual Strategies Theory. Poster presentation to the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 8, 1997).  Evolutionary versus other theories of relationship duration.  Paper presentation to the 9th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Tucson,
  • AZ.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (May 3, 1997). An evolutionary perspective on human mating: Adaptive desires, romantic tactics, and sexual strategies. Invited “feature scholar” keynote address to the ILLOWA conference on psychology research, Knox College, Galesburg, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (May 12, 1996). An evolutionary perspective on romantic attraction. Invited presentation to the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 26, 1996).  Development and validation of a sexual strategies measure. Paper presentation to the 8th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Evanston, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (August 11, 1995).  Sexuality differences predict romantic relationship harmony and misery. Symposium presentation to the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (September 23, 1993). Interpersonal contexts and the Five-Factor Model: Implications for person perception. Presentation to the personality colloquia at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (August 5, 1993).  The evolution of human sexual styles.  Paper presentation to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Binghamton, New York.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (June 25, 1993).  Sexuality language descriptors form three orthogonal factors and an interpersonal circumplex.  Presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (August 22, 1991).  Temporal context and tactics of mate poaching. Paper presentation to the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Schmitt, D.P., & Buss, D.M. (August 12, 1990). Short-term and long-term sexual strategies: Tactics of attraction and competitor derogation.  Presentation to the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Schmitt, D.P. (July 11, 1990).  Measuring the motives of Soviet leaders and Soviet society: Congruence created or congruence reflected?  Paper presentation to the International Society of Political Psychology, Washington, D.C.
  • Buss D.M., & Schmitt, D.P. (August 25, 1989).  Short-term and long-term mate preferences. Presentation to the 1st Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Evanston, IL.

* = student co-author