Carlos Navarrete vita

Associate Professor

PhD, Biological Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, 2004
MA, Biological Anthropology, California State University, 1999
BS, History, University of California, 1996

Research Statement

Research Interests: Evolutionary psychology; Prejudice and discrimination; Morality; Minority underachievement and temporal discounting; Gender, race and mate choice; Cooperation and conflict in intergroup contexts.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Holbrook, C., Fessler, D., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Looming large in others' eyes: Racial stereotypes illuminate dual adaptations for representing threat versus prestige as physical size
    2016, Evolution & Human Behavior, 37:67-78
  • Hoffman, M., Yoel, E. & Navarrete, C.D.
    Game theory and morality. In Shackelford, T. & Hansen, R. (Eds.)
    2016, Evolution of Morality. Springer: NY.289-316
  • Tybur, J. & Navarrete, C.D.
    Interrupting bias in social psychology: Evolutionary psychology as a guide. In Forgas, J., & Jessum, L., Eds., Frontiers in Social Psychology Series: The Politics of Social Psychology
    2016, Psychology Press: NY
  • McDonald, M. & Navarrete, C.D.
    Examining the link between conception risk and intergroup bias: The importance of conceptual coherence
    2015, Psychological Science, 26:253-255
  • Tybur, J., & Navarrete, C.D.
    When theory trumps ideology: Lessons from evolutionary psychology. [Peer commentary on “Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science.” by Duarte, J., Crawford, J. Stern, C., Haidt, J., Jussim, L., & Tetlock, P.]
    2015, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38:40-41
  • McDonald, M., Cesario, J., Donnellan, B., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Mate choice preferences in an intergroup context: Evidence for a threat-management system among women
    2015, Evolution & Human Behavior, 36:438-445
  • Molapour T., Golkar A., Navarrete C.D., Haaker J., & Olsson A.
    Neural correlates of biased fear learning and interaction in an intergroup context
    2015, NeuroImage, 121:171-183
  • Cesario, J. & Navarrete, C.D.
    Perceptual bias in threat distance: The critical roles of ingroup support and target evaluations in defensive threat regulation
    2014, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5:12-17
  • Fessler, D., Pisor, A., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Negatively-biased credulity and the cultural evolution of beliefs
    2014, Plos One, 9:1-8
  • Navarrete, C.D. & McDonald, M.
    Sexual selection and the psychology of intergroup conflict. In Shackelford, T. & Hansen, R. (Eds.)
    2014, Evolution of Violence. Springer: NY.99-116
  • Navarrete, C.D. & Tybur, J.
    The psychology of intergroup prejudice from an adaptationist perspective. In Stangor, C., & Crandall, C. (Eds.)
    2013, Stereotyping and Prejudice, Frontiers in Social Psychology Book Series, Psychology Press: NY.
  • Navarrete, C.D. & McDonald, M.
    Faustian bargains for minorities within group-based hierarchies. [Peer Commentary on "Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem and is getting us to like one another more the solution?" by Dixon et al.]
    2012, Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 36:
  • Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Mott, M., & Asher, B.
    Virtual Morality: Emotion and Action in a Simulated 3-D Trolley Problem
    2012, Emotion, 12:365-370
  • Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Asher, B., Yokota, K., Olsson, A., Kerr, N., & Sidanius, J.
    Fear is readily associated with an out-group face in a minimal group context
    2012, Evolution & Human Behavior, 22:590-593
  • McDonald, M., Donnellan, B., & Navarrete, C.D
    A life history approach to understanding the Dark Triad
    2012, Personality & Individual Differences, 52:601-605
  • Navarrete, C.D.
    Intergroup bias as a natural phenomenon. In Wang, X.T & Yang-Jie, S. (Eds.)
    2011, Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists. Peking University Press: Beijing, China114-123
  • McDonald, M., Sidanius, J., & Navarrete, C.
    Developing a theory of gendered prejudice: An evolutionary and social dominance perspective. In Kramer, R., Leonardelli, A., & Livingston, R., (Eds.)
    2011, Social Cognition, Social Identity, and Intergroup Relations: A Festschrift in Honor of Marilynn Brewer. Psychology Press Festschrift Series, Taylor and Francis
  • McDonald, M., Asher, B., Kerr, N., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Fertility and intergroup bias in racial and in minimal group contexts: Evidence for shared architecture
    2011, Psychological Science, 22:860-865
  • Snyder, J., Fessler, D., Tiokhin, L., Frederick, D., Lee, S., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Trade-offs in a dangerous world: Women's fear of crime predicts preferences for aggressive and formidable mates
    2011, Evolution & Human Behavior, 32:127-137
  • Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Mott, M., Cesario, J., & Sapolsky, R.
    Fertility and race perception predict voter preference for Barack Obama
    2010, Evolution & Human Behavior, 31:391-99
  • Navarrete, C.D., McDonald, M., Molina, L., & Sidanius, J.
    Prejudice at the nexus of race and gender: An out-group male target hypothesis
    2010, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 98:933-45
  • Settles, I. H., Navarrete, C. D., Pagano, S., Abdou, C., & Sidanius, J.
    Racial identity and depression among African American women
    2010, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16:248-255
  • Navarrete, C. D., McDonald, M. M., Mott, M. L., Cesario, J., & Sapolsky, R.
    Fertility and race perception predict voter preference for Barack Obama
    2010, Evolution and Human Behavior, 31:394-399
  • Cesario, J., Plaks, J. E., Hagiwara, N., Navarrete, C. D., & Higgins, E. T.
    The ecology of automaticity: How situational contingencies shape action semantics and social behavior
    2010, Psychological Science, 21:1311-1317
  • Santos-Fleischman, D., Fessler D., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Oral contraceptives suppress ovarian hormone production
    2010, Psychological Science, 21:750-751
  • Settles, I., Navarrete, C.D., Pagano, S., Abdou, C. & Sidanius, J.
    Depression and ethnic identity among African-American women
    2010, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16:248-255
  • Tybur, J., Merriman, L., Caldwell Hooper, A., McDonald, M., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Extending the behavioral immune system to political psychology: Are political conservatism and disgust sensitivity really related?
    2010, Evolutionary Psychology, 8:599-616
  • Navarrete, C.D., Fessler, D.M.T. Santos Fleischman, D., & Geyer, J.
    Race bias tracks conception risk across the menstrual cycle
    2009, Psychological Science, 20:661-665
  • Navarrete, C.D., Olsson, A., Ho, A., Mendes, W., Thomsen, L., & Sidanius, J.
    Fear extinction to an out-group face: The role of target gender
    2009, Psychological Science, 20:155-158
  • Navarrete, C.D., Fessler, D.M.T., & Eng, S.J.
    Increased ethnocentrism in the first trimester of pregnancy
    2007, Evolution & Human Behavior, 28:60-65
  • Sidanius, J., Mitchell, M., Haley, H., & Navarrete, C.D.
    Support for harsh criminal sanctions, legitimizing ideologies, and Social Dominance Orientation
    2006, Social Justice Research, 19:433-449
  • Navarrete, C.D., & Fessler, D.M.T.
    Disease avoidance and ethnocentrism: The effects of disease vulnerability and disgust sensitivity on intergroup attitudes
    2006, Evolution & Human Behavior, 27:270-282
  • Kirkpatrick, L. & Navarrete, C.D.
    Target Article: ‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’: A critique of terror management theory from an evolutionary perspective
    2006, Psychological Inquiry, 17:288-298
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