Publications

Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, Ph.D.

James, R.M., Shackelford, T.K, & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2018). Contexts for men’s aggression against women. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: Springer Nature.

James, R.M., Shackelford, T.K, & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2018). Female age as a predictor of men’s aggression against women. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: Springer Nature.

Starratt, V.G., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Shackelford, T.K. (2017). Mate value both positively and negatively predicts intentions to commit an infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 18-22.

Tratner, A.E., Sela, Y., Lopes, G.S., Ehrke, A., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Shackelford, T.K. (2017). Development and initial psychometric assessment of the Childhood Religious Experience Inventory – Primary Caregiver. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 5-9.

Tratner, A.E., Sela, Y., Lopes, G.S., Ehrke, A., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Shackelford, T.K. (2017). Individual differences in childhood religious experiences with peers. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 73-77.

Barbaro, N., & Shackelford, T.K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2016). Mothers and fathers perform more mate retention than individuals without children. Human Nature.

 Sela, Y., Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., Shackelford, T.K., & Pham, M.N. (2015). Female copulatory orgasm and male partner’s attractiveness to his partner and other women. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 152-156.

Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Shackelford, T.K. (Eds.). (2014). Evolutionary perspectives on human sexual psychology and behavior. New York: Springer.

Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Shackelford, T.K. (Eds.). (2014). Preface. In V.A. Weekes-Shackelford & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary perspectives on human sexual psychology and behavior (pp. v-vii). New York: Springer.

McKibbin, W.F., Miner, E.J., Shackelford, T.K., Ehrke, A.D., & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2014). Men’s mate retention varies with men’s personality and their partner’s personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 62-67

Gorelik, G., Shackelford, T.K, & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2012). Human violence and evolutionary consciousness. Review of General Psychology, 16, 343-356.

Kaighobadi, F., Shackelford, T.K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2012). Do women pretend orgasm to retain a mate? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 1121-1125.

Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (Eds.). (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. New York: Oxford University Press.

Liddle, J.R., Shackelford, T.K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2012). Why can’t we all just get along? Evolutionary perspectives on violence, homicide, and war. Review of General Psychology, 16, 24-36.

Memering, S.L., Weekes-Shackelford, & Shackelford, T.K. (2012). Magic at any age. A review of Richard Dawkins, The magic of reality: How we know what’s really true. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 538-541.

Miner, E.J., Shackelford, T.K., Block, C. R., & Starratt, V.G., & Weekes-Shackelford, V.A. (2012). Risk of death or life-threatening injury for women with children not sired by the abuser. Human Nature, 23, 89-97.

Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., & Shackelford, T.K. (2012). Religious belief and atheism are not mutually exclusive. Religion, Brain, & Behavior, 2, 43-45.

Mize, K. D., Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2011). Younger age women incur excess risk of uxoricide by stabbing and other hands-on killing methods. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1120-1125.

Mize, K. D., Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2009). Hands-on killing of intimate partners as a function of sex and relationship status/state. Journal of Family Violence, 24, 463-470.

Shackelford, T. K., Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Beasley, S. L. (2008). Filicide-Suicide in Chicago, 1870-1930. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 589-599.

Michalski, R. L., Russell, D. P., Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2007). Siblicide and genetic relatedness in Chicago, 1870-1930. Homicide Studies, 11, 231-237.

Russell, D. P., Michalski, R. L., Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2007). A preliminary  investigation of siblicide as a function of genetic relatedness. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 52, 738-739.

Weekes-Shackelford, V.A., Easton, J.A., & Stone, E.A. (2007). How Having Children Affects Mating Psychology. In G. Geher & G. F. Miller (Eds.), Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind’s Reproductive System (pp. 159-170). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Shackelford, T. K. (2006). Battered child syndrome. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), The encyclopedia of human development (pp. 159-160). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Shackelford, T. K. (2006). Sudden infant death syndrome. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), The encyclopedia of human development (pp. 1237-1238). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Goetz, A. T., Shackelford, T. K., Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., Euler, H. A., Hoier, S., Schmitt, D. P., & LaMunyon, C. W. (2005). Mate retention, semen displacement, and human sperm competition: A preliminary investigation of tactics to prevent and correct female infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 749-763.

Shackelford, T. K., Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Beasley, S. L. (2005). An exploratory analysis of the contexts and circumstances of filicide-suicide in Chicago, 1965-1994. Aggressive Behavior, 31, 399-406.

Shackelford, T. K., Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Schmitt, D. P. (2005). An evolutionary perspective on why men refuse or reduce their child support payments. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 297-306.

Weekes-Shackelford, V., & Bjorklund, D. F. (2005). Evolutionary developmental psychology. In C. Fisher & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of applied developmental science (pp. 428-431). Medford, MA: Tufts University Press.

Shackelford, T. K., Goetz, A. T., LaMunyon, C. W., Quintus, B. J., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2004). Sex differences in sexual psychology produce sex similar preferences for a short-term mate. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33, 405-412.

Shackelford, T. K., Voracek, M., Schmitt, D. P., Buss, D. M., Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Michalski, R. L. (2004). Romantic jealousy in early adulthood and in later life. Human Nature, 15, 283-300.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., & Shackelford, T. K. (2004). Methods of filicide: Stepparents and genetic parents kill differently. Violence and Victims, 19, 75-81.

Shackelford, T. K., Buss, D. M., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2003). Wife-killings committed in the context of a “lovers triangle.” Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 25, 127-133.

Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2003). Threat simulation, dreams, and domain-specificity. In S. Harnad, E. Pace-Scott, M. Blagrove, & M. Solms (Eds.), Sleep and dreaming. [Reprinted from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 1004].

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., Shackelford, T. K., & Buss, D. M. (2003). Murder in a lover’s triangle. In M.D. Smith (Ed.), New directions in homicide research (pp. 219-231). Washington, DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Shackelford, T. K., LeBlanc, G. J., Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., Bleske-Rechek, A. L., Euler, H. A., & Hoier, S. (2002). Psychological adaptation to human sperm competition. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 123-138.

Rosselli, M., Ardila, A., Salvatierra, J., Marquez, M., Matos, L., & Weekes, V. A. (2002). A cross-linguistic comparison of verbal fluency tests. International Journal of Neuroscience, 112, 759-776.

Rosselli, M., Ardilla, A., Araujo, K., Weekes, V., Caracciolo, V., Padilla, M., & Ostrosky, F. (2000). Verbal fluency and repetition skills in healthy older Spanish-English bilinguals. Applied Neuropsychology, 7, 17-24.

Shackelford, T. K., & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2000). Threat simulation, dreams, and domain-specificity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 1004.

Shackelford, T. K., LeBlanc, G. J., Michalski, R. L., & Weekes, V. A. (2000). Analyses of mating differences within-sex and between-sex are complementary, not competing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 621.

Shackelford, T. K., Weekes, V. A., LeBlanc, G. J., Bleske, A. L., Euler, H. A., & Hoier, S. (2000). Female coital orgasm and male attractiveness. Human Nature, 11, 299-306.

Rosselli, M., Ardilla, Araujo, K., Weekes, V., Volk, L. (1998). The aging of language in Spanish-English bilinguals. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 14, 63-64.

 

Invited colloquia and Guest Lectures

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2015). Does the presence of children affect mating behaviors?  Invited by Michigan State University, Department of Psychology

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2013). Stepparents and Genetic Parents Kill Differently.  Invited by Wayne State University, Department of Psychology

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2012). Stepparents and Genetic Parents Kill Differently.  Invited by Michigan State University, Department of Psychology

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2004). Computing and understanding correlations. Experimental Design and Statistical Inference. (Dr. Charles White). Florida Atlantic University.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2004). Methods of filicide: Stepparents and genetic parent kill differently. Social Psychology. (Prof. Richard Michalski). Florida Atlantic University.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2002). Child abuse and filicide by genetic parents and stepparents.  Seminar in Parent Child Relationships (Dr. Brett Laursen). Florida Atlantic University.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2002). Child abuse and filicide by genetic parents and stepparents.  Evolutionary Psychology (Dr. Todd Shackelford). Florida Atlantic University.

Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (2000). Normally occurring environmental and behavioral influences on gene activity: From central dogma to probabilistic epigenesis. Seminar in Comparative Evolutionary Developmental Psychology (Dr. David Bjorklund). Florida Atlantic University, (February).

Weekes, V.A., Shackelford, T.K., & LeBlanc, G.J. (1999). Human Female Coital Orgasm is Predicted by Her Partner’s Physical Attractiveness. Interpersonal Processes (Dr. Todd K. Shackelford). Florida Atlantic University, (July).

Weekes, V.A. (1999) Parent and Offspring Strategies in the Transition at Adolescence. Sminar in Evolutionary Psychology (Dr. David Bjorklund). Florida Atlantic University, (October).

Weekes, V.A. (1999). Evolutionary and Developmental Origins of the Mindreading System. Seminar in Evolutionary Psychology (Dr. David Bjorklund). Florida Atlantic University, (November).

 

 

Community Outreach

2015                Rochester Community Schools STEAM Career Exploration Fair

Workshop for Middle and High School Students

How Does the Mind Work? An Evolutionary Psychologist

           

2016                Rochester Community Schools STEAM Career Exploration Fair

Workshop for Middle and High School Students

How Does the Mind Work? How an Evolutionary Perspective Informs the Social Sciences

2017                Rochester Community Schools STEAM Career Exploration Fair

Workshop for Middle and High School Students

How Does the Mind Work? How an Evolutionary Perspective Informs the Social Sciences (Co-presented with Department of Psychology Graduate students)

2017                Stoney Creek High School. Sociology and AP Psychology students. Evolutionary Psychology, Social Sciences, & Research.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

American Society of Criminology

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Homicide Research Working Group

Human Behavior and Evolution Society

Society for Research in Child Development

Editorial Activities

Editorial board, Evolutionary Psychology

Editorial board, Evolutionary Psychological Science

Reviewer, Child Abuse and Neglect

Reviewer, Human Nature

Reviewer, Personal Relationships

Co-Editor, Homicide Research Working Group Newsletter, quarterly (2001-2004)