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I felt like a eunuch: conversations with ex incels. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
SMITH, D. 2022. I felt like a eunuch: conversations with ex incels. Presented at 2022 British Psychological Society (BPS) Aberdeen hub live networking, 11 April 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

This study aims to find out what draws young men to incel communities. What does the incel social identity mean to them? Why/how do former incels leave their communities? Were their emotional needs met by incel communities? Seven members of digital e... Read More about I felt like a eunuch: conversations with ex incels..

Boredom, bromance and binging: lockdown and the NoFap community. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
SMITH, D.S., BUTLER-WARKE, A., DAVIDSON, E.-L. and STEVENS, G. 2021. Boredom, bromance and binging: lockdown and the NoFap community. Presented at BPS (British Psychological Society) Male psychology 2021: men's mental health and wellbeing, 22 October 2021, [virtual conference].

The NoFap community are a support group for those, mainly men, who want to abstain from the 'addictive cycle' of pornography, masturbation and orgasm (PMO). The main questions to be asked of this study are: 1) How many NoFappers adapted to lockdown?... Read More about Boredom, bromance and binging: lockdown and the NoFap community..

When two tribes go to law: the moral foundations theory and the Brexit negotiations. (2021)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S. 2021. When two tribes go to law: the moral foundations theory and the Brexit negotiations. Forensic science international: mind and law [online], 2, article ID 100055. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsiml.2021.100055

Complex negotiations are done by people and are often carried out in pursuit of culturally ingrained ideas such as international unity or national sovereignty. As such, they may be subject to the sorts of adaptive biases and reasoning heuristics that... Read More about When two tribes go to law: the moral foundations theory and the Brexit negotiations..

Shaping the modern world with a stone-age brain: the Brexit referendum and the moral foundations theory. (2019)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S. 2019. Shaping the modern world with a stone-age brain: the Brexit referendum and the moral foundations theory. Journal of social and political psychology [online], 7(2), pages 863-889. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v7i2.1032

Decision making is not always a reasoned process. It is often subject to reflexive heuristics. The Moral Foundations Theory is a popular theoretical framework that characterises political decisions by adherence to an evolutionary criterion. Based on... Read More about Shaping the modern world with a stone-age brain: the Brexit referendum and the moral foundations theory..

Use of ‘gay dating apps’ and its relationship with individual well-being and sense of community in men who have sex with men. (2019)
Journal Article
ZERVOULIS, K., SMITH, D.S., REED, R. and DINOS, S. 2020. Use of 'gay dating apps' and its relationship with individual well-being and sense of community in men who have sex with men. Psychology and sexuality [online], 11(1-2): special issue containing papers from 2018 Preaching to the choir (PREACH 2018): an international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) psychology pre-conference to the 29th International congress of applied psychology (ICAT 2018), 24-25 June 2018, Montréal, Canada, pages 88-102. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2019.1684354

There is growing literature and empirical work that is investigating if and how mobile phone and tablet dating apps are influencing the lives of their users. An online questionnaire-based study was developed to investigate how men who have sex with m... Read More about Use of ‘gay dating apps’ and its relationship with individual well-being and sense of community in men who have sex with men..

Commentary: Shaping men's memory: the effects of a female's waist-to-hip ratio on men's memory for her appearance and biographical information. (2017)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S. 2017. Commentary: Shaping men's memory: the effects of a female's waist-to-hip ratio on men's memory for her appearance and biographical information. Frontiers in psychology [online], 8, article 157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00157

"But what the hell is it for?" asked Alan Baddeley (1988) about human memory. From an adaptive perspective, our mnemonic systems ought to be calibrated to retain information of high adaptive value i.e., that which promotes individual survival and rep... Read More about Commentary: Shaping men's memory: the effects of a female's waist-to-hip ratio on men's memory for her appearance and biographical information..

Socio-sexuality and episodic memory function in women: further evidence of an adaptive "mating mode". (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S., JONES, B.C. and ALLAN, K. 2013. Socio-sexuality and episodic memory function in women: further evidence of an adaptive "mating mode". Memory and cognition [online], 41(6), pages 850-861. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-013-0301-1

The functionalist memory perspective predicts that information of adaptive value may trigger specific processing modes. It was recently demonstrated that women's memory is sensitive to cues of male sexual dimorphism (i.e., masculinity) that convey in... Read More about Socio-sexuality and episodic memory function in women: further evidence of an adaptive "mating mode"..

Evidence of adaptation for mate choice within women's memory. (2011)
Journal Article
ALLAN, K., JONES, B.C., DEBRUINE, L.M. and SMITH, D.S. 2012. Evidence of adaptation for mate choice within women's memory. Evolution and human behavior [online], 33(3), pages 193-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2011.09.002

Sexually dimorphic characteristics in men may act as cues, advertising long-term health, dominance, and reproductive potential to prospective mates. Evolution has accordingly adapted human cognition so that women perceive sexually dimorphic facial fe... Read More about Evidence of adaptation for mate choice within women's memory..

A modulatory effect of male voice pitch on long-term memory in women: evidence of adaptation for mate choice? (2011)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S., JONES, B.C., FEINBERG, D.R. and ALLAN, K. 2012. A modulatory effect of male voice pitch on long-term memory in women: evidence of adaptation for mate choice? Memory and cognition [online], 40(1), pages 135-144. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-011-0136-6

From a functionalist perspective, human memory should be attuned to information of adaptive value for one's survival and reproductive fitness. While evidence of sensitivity to survival-related information is growing, specific links between memory and... Read More about A modulatory effect of male voice pitch on long-term memory in women: evidence of adaptation for mate choice?.