Biography:

In the past Justin R. Garcia has collaborated on articles with Melissa R. Fales and Kristen P. Mark. One of their most recent publications is The interdisciplinarity of evolutionary approaches to human behavior: A key to survival in the Ivory Archipelago. Which was published in journal Futures.

More information about Justin R. Garcia research including statistics on their citations can be found on their Copernicus Academic profile page.

Justin R. Garcia's Articles: (3)

The interdisciplinarity of evolutionary approaches to human behavior: A key to survival in the Ivory Archipelago

AbstractThis paper explores the degree of interdisciplinarity of evolutionary approaches to the study of human behavior, and the implications that any such interdisciplinarity may have for the future of evolutionary psychology (EP) as a field of scholarship. To gauge the extent of interdisciplinarity of EP, the departmental affiliation of first-authors from 1000 journal articles evenly distributed across ten leading peer-reviewed psychology journals was assessed. Findings show that journals that are evolutionary-based have more first-authors from outside of psychology, and also include a wider variety of represented disciplines. These findings are discussed in terms of their influence on the future of EP, as a model for interdisciplinary research. EP's future will be successful if it continues to promote interdisciplinarity as well as recognize the epistemological worth of multiple evolutionary paradigms and frameworks. Evolutionary principles have been successfully applied to a broad range of topics, suggesting there is great utility in evolution serving as a common language for interdisciplinary pursuits within the behavioral and social sciences. As such, academic programs such as Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) programs, whose presence continues to increase across academic institutions worldwide, epitomize the future of successful interdisciplinary scholarly training.

Mating markets and bargaining hands: Mate preferences for attractiveness and resources in two national U.S. studies

Highlights•Examined mate preferences in two national U.S. studies (Ns = 22,815; 4790)•There were large gender differences in preferences for attractiveness and resources.•Older men and women had weaker preferences for desirable partner traits.•Wealthier men, but not women, had stronger preferences for good-looking partners.•People with more appearance satisfaction preferred slender and good-looking partners.

Original ResearchFemale Sexual FunctionImpact of Contraceptive Type on Sexual Desire of Women and of Men Partnered to Contraceptive Users

AbstractIntroductionResearch investigating the impact of contraceptive use on sexual desire has produced mixed results. This scholarship also has had inconsistent methodology, with some studies not separating contraceptive types and others lacking non-hormonal comparison groups. Relationship context of contraceptive use and sexual behavior also have not been well represented.AimsTo investigate the impact of contraceptive type on sexual desire in women and in men who are partnered to contraceptive-using women.MethodsIn two separate studies we examined the impact of contraceptives on the sexual desire of women currently using contraceptives and men partnered to women using contraceptives. The first study examined the impact of contraceptive type on sexual desire in women and in men partnered to contraceptive users in relationships of different lengths. The second study examined this impact in heterosexual couples in long-term relationships.Main Outcome MeasuresSolitary and dyadic sexual desire as measured by the Sexual Desire Inventory and contraceptive type as categorized into three types: oral hormonal contraceptive, other hormonal contraceptive, and non-hormonal contraceptive.ResultsContraceptive type significantly affected solitary and dyadic desire. Women on non-hormonal contraceptives reported higher solitary sexual desire than women on other hormonal contraceptives. Women on oral hormonal contraceptives reported significantly higher dyadic sexual desire than women on non-hormonal contraceptives. In male partners of female contraceptive users, solitary and dyadic sexual desires were not affected by partner contraceptive type. In the multivariate model, relationship length and age were stronger predictors of contraceptive type than was solitary or dyadic sexual desire. At the couple level, contraceptive type also was not related to solitary or dyadic sexual desire in men and women.ConclusionContraceptive type can affect solitary and dyadic sexual desire in women; however, contextual factors seem to be stronger predictors of sexual desire for long-term coupled women and men than contraception type.

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