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The following list of selected publications is divided into three groups:
(1) publications relating to Darwin and evolution; (2) publications on birth order and human behavior, social attitudes,
and intellectual performance; and
(3) publications relating to Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis.


1. Select publications on evolution and on the life and theories of Charles Darwin:

 

 

Frank J. Sulloway, and Sonia Kleindorfer.  Adaptive divergence in Darwin's small ground finch (Geospiza fuliginosa): Divergent selection along a cline.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2013), 110:45-59.

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Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Mark E. Hauber, Jeremy Robertson, Frank J. Sulloway, Herbert Hoi, Matteo Griggio, and Sonia Kleindorfer.  Embryonic learning of vocal passwords in superb fairy-wrens reveals intruder cuckoo nestlings. Current Biology (2012), 22:2155-2160.

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 Jody O'Connor, Frank J. Sulloway, and Sonia Kleindorfer.  Avian population survey in the Floreana highlands: Is the Medium Tree Finch declining in remnant patches of Scalesia forest?  Bird Conservation International (2010), 20:343-353.  DOI 10.1017/S0959270910000195

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Jody A. O'Connor, Frank J. Sulloway, Jeremy Robertson, and Sonia Kleindorfer.  Philornis downsi parasitism is the primary cause of nestling mortality in the critically endangered medium tree finch (Camarhynchus pauper).  Biodiversity and Conservation, 19 (2010):853-866.  DOI 10.1007/s10531-009-9740-1

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Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Jeremy Robertson, Frank J. Sulloway, and Sonia Kleindorfer.  Extended parental care of fledglings: Parent birds adjust anti-predator response according to predator type and distance.  Behaviour, 147 (2010):853-870.

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Kleindorfer, Sonia, Sulloway, Frank J., and O'Connor, Jody, "Mixed Species Nesting Associations in Darwin's Tree Finches: Nesting Pattern Predicts Predation Outcome."  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98 (2009): 313-324.

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Sulloway, Frank J., "Why Darwin Rejected Intelligent Design."  Journal of Biosciences, 34 (2009): 173-183. 

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Tantalizing Tortoises and the Darwin-Galápagos Legend."  Journal of the History of Biology, 42 (2009):3-31. 

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Sonia Kleindorfer, Thomas W. Chapman, Hans Winkler, and Frank J. Sulloway. “Adaptive Divergence in Contiguous Populations of Darwin’s Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa).”  Evolutionary Ecology Research, 8 (2006):357-72
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Frank J. Sulloway, "Surviving the Galapagos: A Letter from the Field."  Brick, 77 (2006):72-82.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "The Evolution of Charles Darwin."  Smithsonian, December (2005), pp. 58-69. 

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Darwin and His Doppelgänger."  Review of Charles Darwin: The Power of Place, by Janet Browne, and In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace, by Michael B. Shermer,  New York Review of Books, 50 (18 December 2003):32-37.  

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Darwin and His Finches: The Evolution of a Legend." Journal of the History of Biology, 15 (1982):1-53. Reprinted in Darwin's Finches: Readings in the Evolution of a Scientific Paradigm, edited by Kathleen Donohue (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011, pp. 44-97). 

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 Frank J. Sulloway, "Darwin's Conversion: The Beagle Voyage and Its Aftermath." Journal of the History of Biology, 15 (1982):325-96. 

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Frank J. Sulloway, The Beagle Collections of Darwin's Finches (Geospizinae).  Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Series, 43 (2002), no. 2 (46 pp.).

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Frank J. Sulloway, "The Legend of Darwin's Finches." Nature, 303 (1983):372.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Darwin and the Galapagos." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 21 (1984):29-59.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Darwin and the Galapagos: Three Myths," Oceanus, 30, no. 2 (1987):79-85.

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In Darwin's Footsteps--a documentary film.  

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"Darwinian Psychobiography." Review of Charles Darwin: A New Life, by John Bowlby. New York Review of Books, 10 October 1991, pp. 29-32.

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"Darwinian Virtues." Review of The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation, by Matt Ridley. New York Review of Books, 9 April 1998, pp. 34-40.

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"The Metaphor and the Rock." Review of Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time, by Stephen Jay Gould. New York Review of Books, 2 May 1987, pp. 37-40.

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2. Selected publications on birth order,
family dynamics, social attitudes,
and intellectual performance


Frank J. Sulloway, "Why Siblings Are Like Darwin's Finches: Birth Order, Sibling Competition, and Adaptive Divergence within the Family."  In The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences, pp. 86-119.  Edited by David M. Buss and Patricia H. Hawley.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Frank J. Sulloway and Richard L. Zweigenhaft, "Birth Order and Risk Taking in Athletics: A Meta-analysis and Study of Major League Baseball Players."  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14 (2010):402-416.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Sources of Scientific Innovation: A Meta-analytic Approach (Commentary on Simonton, 2009)."  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4 (2009):455-459.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order and Intelligence."  Science, 317 (2007):1711-1712.

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Frank J. Sulloway,  "Readers Questions: Birth Order and Intelligence."   The New York Times, 21 July 2007.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order and Sibling Competition."  The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, edited by Robin Dunbar and Louise Barrett (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 297-311.

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R. B. Zajonc and Frank J. Sulloway, "The Confluence Model: Birth Order as a Within-Family or Between-Family Dynamic?,"  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33 (2007): 1187-1194.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order."  In Evolutionary Family Psychology, edited by Catherine Salmon and Todd Shackelford (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 162-182.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Parallel Lives."  Review of Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins, by Nancy Segal.  New York Review of Books, 53 (30 November 2006), pp. 39-42.

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Frank J. Sulloway. "How to Inherit IQ: An Exchange."  Reply to Jack Kaplan, New York Review of Books, 54 (15 March 2007), p. 56.

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Frank J. Sulloway. "'How to Inherit IQ': The Fetal Question."  Reply to Dan Agin, New York Review of Books, 54 (25 October 2007), p. 82.

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John T. Jost, Jack T. Glaser, Arie W. Kruglanski, and  Frank J. Sulloway, "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition." Psychological Bulletin, 129 (2003):339-75.  

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John T. Jost, Jack T. Glaser, Arie W. Kruglanski, and  Frank J. Sulloway, "Exceptions that Prove the Rule--Using a Theory of Motivated Social Cognition to Account for Ideological Incongruities and Political Anomalies: Reply to Greenberg and Jonas."  Psychological Bulletin, 129 (2003):383-93.

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Percy A. Rohde, Klaus Atzwanger, Marina Butovskaya, Ada Lampert, Iver Mysterud, Angeles Sanchez-Andres, and Frank J. Sulloway, "Perceived Parental Favoritism, Closeness to Kin, and the Rebel of the Family: The Effects of Birth Order and Sex," Evolution and Human Behavior, 24 (2003):261-76.

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Hertwig, Ralph, Jennifer Nerissa Davis, and Frank J. Sulloway, "Parental Investment: How an Equity Motive Can Produce Inequality."  Psychological Bulletin, 128 (2002):728-45. 

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order, Sibling Competition, and Human Behavior." In Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology: Innovative Research Strategies, edited by Harmon R. Holcomb (Dordrecht and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), pp. 39-83.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order." In Encyclopedia of Creativity, edited by Mark A. Runco and Steven Pritzker. Vol. 1, pp. 189-202. San Diego: Academic Press, 1999.

    
Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order and the Nurture Misassumption: A Reply to Judith Harris." Edge, 24 November 1998.


Frank J. Sulloway, Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Revolutionary Genius (New York: Pantheon, 1996), 654 pp. Translations of Born to Rebel have appeared in German (Berlin: Siedler Verlag, 1997); Spanish (Barcelona: Planeta, 1997); Dutch (Amsterdam: Prometheus, 1998); Italian (Milan: Montadori, 1998); Chinese in complex characters (Taiwan: Crown Ping's Publications, 1998); French (Paris: Odile Jacob, 1999); Portuguese (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Record, 1999); Korean (Seoul: ScienceBooks, 2008).

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Birth Order and Evolutionary Psychology: A Meta-Analytic Review." Psychological Inquiry, 6 (1995):78-80.

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3. Selected publications on Freud and psychoanalysis:

Frank J. Sulloway, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend. New York: Basic Books; London: Burnett Books/ André Deutsch. 1979; Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press paperback, 1992, 612 pp. Translations have appeared in French (Paris: Fayard, 1981); German (Cologne: Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag, 1982); Italian (Milan: Feltrinelli, 1982); and Hungarian (Budapest: Gondolat, 1987). 

 

 

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Psychoanalysis and Pseudoscience: Frank J. Sulloway Revisits Freud and His Legacy."  In Against Freud: Critics Talk Back, pp. 48-69 Edited by Todd Dufresne (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007).

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Freud Recyclor: Cryptobiology and Pseudoscience."  Original English-language text of "Freud recycleur:  Crytobioloie et pseudoscience."  In Le Livre noir de la psychoanalyse: Vivre, penser et aller mieux sans Freud, pp. 49-66.  Edited by Catherine Meyer, in collaboration with Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, Jean Cottraux, Didier Pleux, and Jacques Van Rillaer (Paris: Les Arčnes, 2005).

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Reassessing Freud's Case Histories: The Social Construction of Psychoanalysis," Isis, 82 (1991):245-75.

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Frank J. Sulloway, "Freud and Biology: The Hidden Legacy." In The Problematic Science: Psychology in Nineteenth-Century Thought, pp. 198-227. William R. Woodward and Mitchell G. Ash, eds. (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1982).

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