David Puts

Professor of Anthropology

Research Summary

Understanding both the endocrine mechanisms underlying human sexual differentiation and the evolution of these mechanisms, particularly the influence of sexual selection.

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Sexual Selection Dna Body Size Social Attraction Testosterone Sex Characteristics Hormones Asymmetry Evaluation Sexual Behavior Ancestry Vocalization Psychology Evidence Genes Attractiveness Menstruation Steroids Communication Cues Phenotype Genomics Hydrocortisone Dominance (Genetics) Effect

Most Recent Publications

Toe Aung, Alexander K. Hill, Jessica K. Hlay, Catherine Hess, Michael Hess, Janie Johnson, Leslie Doll, Sara M. Carlson, Caroline Magdinec, Isaac G-Santoyo, Robert S. Walker, Drew Bailey, Steven Arnocky, Shanmukh Kamble, Tom Vardy, Thanos Kyritsis, Quentin Atkinson, Benedict Jones, Jessica Burns, Jeremy Koster, Gonzalo Palomo-Vélez, Joshua M. Tybur, José Muñoz-Reyes, Bryan K.C. Choy, Norman P. Li, Verena Klar, Carlota Batres, Patricia Bascheck, Christoph Schild, Lars Penke, Farid Pazhoohi, Karen Kemirembe, Jaroslava Varella Valentova, Marco Antonio Correa Varella, Caio Santos Alves da Silva, Martha Borras-Guevara, Carolyn Hodges-Simeon, Moritz Ernst, Collin Garr, Bin Bin Chen, David Puts, 2024, Psychological Science on p. 250-262

Vocal pitch

S Karthikeyan, David Puts, 2024, on p. 1-11

Toe Aung, Alexander K. Hill, Dana Pfefferle, Edward McLester, James Fuller, Jenna M. Lawrence, Ivan Garcia-Nisa, Rachel L. Kendal, Megan Petersdorf, James P. Higham, Gérard Galat, Adriano R. Lameira, Coren L. Apicella, Claudia Barelli, Mary E. Glenn, Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez, David A. Puts, 2023, Nature Communications

Sethu Karthikeyan, David A. Puts, Toe Aung, Jennifer K. Link, Kevin Rosenfield, Alexander Mackiel, Allisen Casey, Kaelyn Marks, Michele Cristo, Jenny Patel, Aliza Santos, Glenn Geher, 2023, Scientific Reports

Jaaziel Martínez-Ramírez, David Puts, Javier Nieto, Isaac G-Santoyo, 2023, PLoS One

Contest Competition for Mates and the Evolution of Human Males

David Puts, David Carrier, Alan R. Rogers, 2023, on p. 317-377

Organizational Effects of Gonadal Hormones on Human Sexual Orientation

Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Khytam Dawood, Toe Aung, D Puts, Kevin Rosenfield, Khytam Dawood, David Puts, 2023, Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology on p. 344-370

Voice cues: Intersexual selection

Katarzyna Pisanski, David Puts, 2023, on p. 1-8

Evidence for Perinatal Steroid Influence on Human Sexual Orientation and Gendered Behavior

Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Talia Shirazi, David A. Puts, S. Marc Breedlove, 2022, Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology

Sex differences are insufficient evidence of ecological adaptations in human females

Toe Aung, Sojung Baek, David Puts, 2022, Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Most-Cited Papers

Peter Claes, Denise Liberton, K Daniels, Kerri Matthes Rosana, Kerri Matthes Rosana, Ellen Quillen, Laurel Pearson, Brian McEvoy, Marc Bauchet, Arslan Zaidi, Wei Yao, Hua Tang, Greg Barsh, Hua Tang, Devin Absher, Gregory S. Barsh, Devin M. Absher, Jorge Rocha, David A. Puts, Sandra Beleza, Jorge Rocha, Sandra Beleza, Rinaldo Pereira, Rinaldo W. Pereira, Jennifer Wagner, James Boster, Gareth Baynam, M Shriver, Paul Suetens, Dirk Vandermeulen, Jennifer K. Wagner, James S. Boster, Mark D. Shriver, 2014, PLoS Genetics on p. e1004224

Steven W. Gangestad, Martie G. Haselton, Lisa L.M. Welling, Kelly Gildersleeve, Elizabeth G. Pillsworth, Robert P. Burriss, Christina M. Larson, David A. Puts, 2016, Evolution and Human Behavior on p. 85-96

David A. Puts, Alexander K. Hill, Drew H. Bailey, Robert S. Walker, Drew Rendall, John R. Wheatley, Lisa L.M. Welling, Khytam Dawood, Rodrigo Cárdenas, Robert P. Burriss, Nina G. Jablonski, Mark D. Shriver, Daniel Weiss, Adriano R. Lameira, Coren L. Apicella, Michael J. Owren, Claudia Barelli, Mary E. Glenn, Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez, 2016, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 20152830

Human sexual selection

David Andrew Puts, 2016, Current Opinion in Psychology on p. 28-32

The relative importance of intra- and intersexual selection on human male sexually dimorphic traits

Tobias L. Kordsmeyer, John Hunt, David A. Puts, Julia Ostner, Lars Penke, 2018, Evolution and Human Behavior on p. 424-436

Natalie V. Motta-Mena, David A. Puts, 2017, Hormones and Behavior on p. 19-35

Voice pitch: a window into the communication of social power

Toe Aung, David Puts, 2020, Current Opinion in Psychology on p. 154-161

Agata Groyecka, Katarzyna Pisanski, Agnieszka Sorokowska, Jan Havlícek, Maciej Karwowski, David Puts, S. Craig Roberts, Piotr Sorokowski, 2017, Frontiers in Psychology

Julia Jünger, Natalie V. Motta-Mena, Rodrigo Cardenas, Drew Bailey, Kevin A. Rosenfield, Christoph Schild, Lars Penke, David A. Puts, 2018, Hormones and Behavior on p. 122-134

Alexander K. Hill, Rodrigo A. Cárdenas, John R. Wheatley, Lisa L.M. Welling, Robert P. Burriss, Peter Claes, Coren L. Apicella, Michael A. McDaniel, Anthony C. Little, Mark D. Shriver, David A. Puts, 2017, Evolution and Human Behavior on p. 249-258