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Aaron Sell
School of Criminology
Griffith University, Mount Gravatt
176 Messines Ridge Road
Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4121

Aaron Sell
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University, Mount Gravatt


Petersen, M.B, Sznycer, D., Sell, A., Tooby, J., Cosmides, L. (2012).  The ancestral logic of politics: Upper body strength regulates men’s assertion of self-interest over income redistribution.  Psychological Science, in press.

Sell, A. (2012).  Revenge can be more fully understood by making distinctions between anger and hatred.  Commentary on McCullough, Kurzan & Tabak’s “Cognitive Systems for Revenge and Forgiveness.”  Behavioral and brain sciences, in press. (.pdf)

Petersen, M.B., Sell, A., Tooby, J., and Cosmides, L. (2012).  To punish or repair? An evolutionary and computational dissection of criminal justice intuitions.  Evolution and Human Behavior, in press. (.pdf)

Sell, A. (2012).  Evolved cognitive adaptations.  In J. Vonk & T. Shackelford (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology.  Oxford University Press.

Sell, A., Hone, L. & N. Pound (2012).  The importance of physical strength to human males.  Human Nature, 23, 30-44. (.pdf)

Sell, A. (2011).  The recalibrational theory and violent anger.  Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16, 381-389. (.pdf)

Sell, A. (2011). Applying adaptationism to human anger: the recalibrational theory.  In P. R. Shaver & M. Mikulincer (eds.), Human Aggression and Violence.  Washington DC: American Psychological Association. (.pdf)

Sell, A., Bryant, G., Cosmides, L.,Tooby, J., Sznycer, D., von Rueden, C., Krauss, A. & M. Gurven. (2010). Adaptations in humans for assessing physical strength and fighting ability from the voice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277, 3509-18. (.pdf)

Hess, N., Helfrecht, C., Hagen, E., Sell, A. & Hewlett, B. (2010).  Interpersonal aggression among Aka hunter-gatherers of the Central African Republic: Assessing the effects of sex, strength, and anger.  Human Nature, 21, 330-354. (.pdf)

Petersen, M.B., Sell, A., Tooby, J., and Cosmides, L. (2010).  Evolutionary Psychology and Criminal Justice: A Recalibrational Theory of Punishment and Reconciliation.  In Høgh-Olesen, H. (Ed.) Human Morality and Sociality, Palgrave Macmillan. (.pdf)

Sell, A., Tooby, J., & Cosmides, L. (2009).  Formidability and the logic of human anger.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 106(35), 15073-78. (.pdf)

Sell, A. (2009).  Standards of evidence for designed sex differences.  Commentary on John Archer’s “Does sexual selection explain human sex differences in aggression?”  Behavioral and brain sciences , 32, 289. (.pdf)

Sell, A., Cosmides, L., Tooby, J., Sznycer, D., von Rueden, C. & Gurven, M. (2009).  Human adaptations for the visual assessment of strength and fighting ability from the body and face.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276, 575-584. (.pdf)

Tooby, J., Cosmides, L., Sell, A., Lieberman, D. & Sznycer, D. (2008).  Internal regulatory variables and the design of human motivation: A computational and evolutionary approach.  In Elliot, Andrew J. (2008). Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation. (pp. 251-271). New York, NY, US: Psychology Press. (.pdf)

Sell, A. (2006).  Regulating welfare tradeoff ratios: Three tests of an evolutionary-computational model of human anger.  Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 66(8-B), pp. 4516. (.pdf)

Sell, A., Hagen, E., Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J. (2002).  Evolutionary Psychology: Applications and Criticisms.  Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science.  Nature Publishing Group, 47-53. (.pdf)