Recent or in press

Stulp, G, Bonnel, T & Barrett, L. Simulating the evolution of height in the Netherlands in recent history. The History of the Family. In press.

Stulp, G. (2023). FertNet: Process data from the social networks and fertility survey.

Langener AM, Stulp G, Kas MJ & Bringmann LF (2023). Capturing the Dynamics of the Social Environment Through Experience Sampling Methods, Passive Sensing, and Egocentric Networks: Scoping Review JMIR Mental Health, 10, Download.

Lu, R, Gauthier, AH & Stulp, G. (2023). Fertility preferences in China in the 21st century. Journal of Population Research. 40, 8. Download

Xu, X, Stulp, G, van den Bosch, A & Gauthier, A (2022). Understanding Narratives from Demographic Survey Data: a Comparative Study with Multiple Neural Topic Models. Published in conference proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Download

Aoudjan, M, Van Delft, E , Van der Veen, D, Bringmann, L, Stulp, G, Montagne, B. (2023). Crisissignaleringsplan monitoren en visualiseren: in transitie van reactief naar preventief bij borderline persoonlijkheidsstoornissen. Gedragstherapie 56, 1, 54 - 74.


Lu, R, Stulp, G & Gauthier, AH (2022). Quantifying the sources of heterogeneity of fertility preferences in China. China Population and Development Studies, 6, 127–140. Download

Buijs, V. L., & Stulp, G. (2022). Friends, family, and family friends: Predicting friendships of Dutch women. Social Networks, 70, 25–35. Download

Stadel, M., & Stulp, G. (2022). Balancing bias and burden in personal network studies. Social Networks, 70, 16–24. Download


Stulp, G & Barrett, L. (2021). Do data from large personal networks support cultural evolutionary ideas about kin and fertility? Social Sciences 10(5):177. Download

Stulp, G. (2021). Collecting large personal networks in a representative sample of Dutch women. Social Networks 64: 63–71. Download

Verweij, RM, Stulp, G, Snieder, H & Mills, MC. (2021). Explaining the Associations of Education and Occupation with Childlessness: The Role of Desires and Expectations to Remain Childless? Population Review, 60, 2, 166-194. Download

Buunk, AP, Stulp, G, Schaufeli, WB. (2021). Effect of self-reported height on occupational rank among police officers: Especially for women it pays to be tall. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 7, 411-418.


Bringmann, LF, van der Veen, DC, Wichers, M, Riese, H, & Stulp, G. (2020). ESMvis: A tool for visualizing individual Experience Sampling Method (ESM) data. Quality of Life Research, 30, 3179–3188. Download

Verweij, R., Mills, M., Snieder, H., & Stulp, G. (2020). Three facets of planning and postponement of parenthood in the Netherlands. Demographic Research 43(23): 659–672. Download


Verweij, R. M., Mills, M. C., Stulp, G., Nolte, I. M., Barban, N., Tropf, F. C., Carrell, D. T., Aston, K. I., Zondervan, K. T., Rahmioglu, N., Dalgaard, M., Skaarup, C., Hayes, M. G., Dunaif, A., Guo, G., & Snieder, H. (2019). Using Polygenic Scores in Social Science Research: Unraveling Childlessness. Frontiers in Sociology 4. Download

Stulp, G. & Sear, R. (in press). How might life history theory contribute to life course theory? Advances in Life Course Research Download

Hruschka, DJ, Hackman, JV & Stulp, G. (2019). Identifying the limits to socioeconomic influences on human growth. Economics & Human Biology 34: 239-251 Download

Barrett, L & Stulp, G. (2019). Evolution and human behaviour: helping to make sense of modern life. Book chapter (pp 203-222) in: Genes and Behaviour: Beyond Nature-Nurture (eds D. Hosken, J. Hunt, N. Wedell). Wiley Press. Download

Van der Sluis, JK, Van der Steen, S, Stulp, G & Den Hartigh, R. (2019). Individual dynamics of talented adolescents. Book chapter (pp 209-222) in Psychological development in adolescence: Insights from he dynamic systems approach (S. Kunnen, M. van der Gaag, N. de Ruiter, B. Jeronimus, editors). Routledge. Download


Tropf, FC, Lee, SH, Verweij, RM, Stulp, G, van der Most, PJ, de Vlaming, R, Bakshi, A., Briley, DA, Rahal, C, Hellpap, R, Iliadou, AN, Esko, T, Metspalu, A, Medland, SE, Martin, NG, Barban, N, Snieder, H, Robinson, MR & Mills, MC. (2017). Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations. Nature Human Behaviour 1: 757-765. Download

Stulp, G., Simons, M.J.P., Grasman, S. & Pollet, T.V. (2017). Assortative mating for human height: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Human Biology 29(1): e22917. Download


Stulp, G., Sear, R., Schaffnit, S.B., Mills, M.C. & Barrett, L. (2016). The reproductive ecology of industrial societies, Part II: the association between wealth and fertility. Human Nature 27(4): 445–470. Download

Stulp, G., Sear, R. & Barrett, L. (2016). The reproductive ecology of industrial societies, Part I: why measuring fertility matters. Human Nature 27(4): 422–444. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (2016). Revolution, Reconciliation, Integration: Is there a way to bring social and biological anthropology together? Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 175–182. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2016). Wealth, fertility, and adaptive behaviour in industrial populations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150153. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (in press). Evolutionary Psychology. International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley Online Library. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2016). Evolutionary perspectives on human height variation. Biological Reviews 91(1): 206-234. Download

Stulp, G., (in press). ‘Big Man’. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer International Publishing. Download


Pollet, T.V., Stulp, G., Henzi, P. & Barrett, L. (2015). Taking the aggravation out of data aggregation: a conceptual guide to dealing with statistical issues related to the pooling of individual-level observational data. American Journal of Primatology 77(7): 727–740. Download

Tropf, F.C., Stulp, G., Barban, N., Visscher, P.M., Yang, J., Snieder, H. Mills, M.C. (2015). Human fertility, molecular genetics, and natural selection in modern societies. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126821. Download

Barrett, L., Pollet, T.V. & Stulp, G. (2015). Evolved biocultural beings (who invented computers). Frontiers in Psychology 6:1047. Download

Stulp, G., Barrett, L., Tropf, F.C. & Mills, M. (2015). Does natural selection favour taller stature among the tallest people on earth?Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150211. Download

Stulp, G., Pollet, T.V. & Barrett, L. (2015). The not-always-uniquely-predictive power of an evolutionary approach to understanding our not-so-computational nature. Frontiers in Psychology 6(419):1-4. Download

Conway, JR, Noë, N, Stulp, G, & Pollet, TV. Finding your Soulmate: Homosexual and heterosexual age preferences in online dating. Personal Relationships 22(4): 666–678. Download

Stulp, G, Buunk, AP, Verhulst, S & Pollet, TV. (2015). Human height is positively related to interpersonal dominance in dyadic interactions. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117860, Download

Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., Butovskaya, M., Stulp, G., Huanca, T. & Fink, B. (2015). Body height preferences and actual dimorphism in stature between partners in two non-Western societies (Hadza and Tsimane’). Evolutionary Psychology 13(2): 455-469. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2015). Fertility Theory: Theory of Life History Evolution. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 9. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 40–45. Download


Barrett, L., Pollet, T.V. & Stulp, G. (2014). From computers to cultivation: reconceptualizing evolutionary psychology. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 1-14. Download

Buunk, A.P., Stulp, G. & Ormel, J. (2014). Parental social status and intrasexual competitiveness among adolescents. Evolutionary Psychology 12(5): 1022-1037. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2014). The course (of) (or) history of life? A response to “A life-course approach to fertility”. Demographic Research. Download

Stulp, G.* , Mills, M., Pollet, T.V. & Barrett, L.* (2014). Non-linear associations between stature and mate choice characteristics for American men and their spouses. American Journal of Human Biology 26:530–537. * authors contributed equally. Download

Simons, M.J.P., Stulp, G. & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A statistical approach to distinguish telomere elongation from error in longitudinal datasets. Biogerontology 15(1): 99-103. Download

Varella Valentova, J.V., Stulp, G., Třebický, V. & Havlíček, J. (2014). Preferred and actual relative height among homosexual male partners vary with preferred dominance and sex role. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86534. Download

Stulp, G. & Barrett, L. (2014). Binomial tests and randomization approaches: the case of US presidential candidate height and election outcomes. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications Ltd. Download


Pollet, T.V., Stulp, G. & Groothuis, A.G.G. (2013). Born to win? Testing the fighting hypothesis in realistic fights: left-handedness in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Animal Behaviour 86(3): 839-843. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Kurzban, R. & Verhulst, S. (2013). The height of choosiness: mutual mate choice for stature results in sub-optimal pair formation for both sexes. Animal Behaviour 86(1): 37-46. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (2013). Four more reasons why ethology matters: Tinbergen and the human sciences. Human Ethology Bulletin 28(4): 39-49. Download

Barrett, L. & Stulp, G. (2013). Invited Commentary - The pleasures and pitfalls of studying humans from a behavioural ecological perspective. Behavioral Ecology 24: 1045-1046. Download

Cobey, K.D.*, Stulp, G.*, Laan, F., Buunk, A.P. & Pollet, T.V. (2013). Sex differences in risk taking behavior among Dutch cyclists. Evolutionary Psychology 11(2): 350-364. * authors contributed equally. Download

Pollet, T.V., Pratt, S.E., Edwards, G. & Stulp, G. (2013). The Golden Years: men from the Forbes 400 have much younger wives when remarrying than the general US population. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science 4(1): 5-8. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P. & Pollet, T.V. (2013). Women want taller men more than men want shorter women. Personality and Individual Differences 54(8): 877-883. (reported to be the second most downloaded article in Social Psychology in 2013 by Elsevier). Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Pollet, T.V., Nettle, D. & Verhulst, S. (2013). Are human mating preferences with respect to height reflected in actual pairings? PLoS ONE 8(1): e54186. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T.V. (2013). Tall claims? Sense and nonsense about the importance of height of US presidents. The Leadership Quarterly 24(1): 159-171. Download


Stulp, G., Kuijper, B., Buunk, A.P., Pollet, T.V. & Verhulst, S. (2012). Intralocus sexual conflict over human height. Biology Letters 8 (6): 976-978. (recommended by the Faculty of 1000). Download

Stulp, G., Kordsmeyer, T., Buunk, A.P. & Verhulst, S. (2012). Increased aggression during human group contests when competitive ability is more similar. Biology Letters 8 (6): 921-923. Download

Stulp, G., Buunk, A.P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T.V. (2012). High and Mighty: height increases authority in professional refereeing. Evolutionary Psychology 10 (3): 588-601. Download

Stirrat, M., Stulp, G. & Pollet, T.V. (2012). Bizygomatic width is associated with death by contact violence in a forensic sample: Narrow-faced males are more likely to die from contact violence than wide-faced males. Evolution and Human Behavior 33 (5): 551-556. Download

Stulp, G., Verhulst, S., Pollet, T.V. & Buunk, A.P. (2012). The effect of female height on reproductive success is negative in Western populations, but more variable in non-Western populations. American Journal of Human Biology 24 (4): 486-494. Download

Stulp, G., Pollet, T.V., Verhulst, S. & Buunk, A.P. (2012). A curvilinear effect of height on reproductive success in human males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66 (3): 375-384. Download

2011 and earlier

Stulp, G., Verhulst, S., Pollet, T.V., Nettle, D. & Buunk, A.P. (2011). Parental height differences predict the need for an emergency Caesarean section. PLoS ONE 6 (6): e20497. Download

Stulp, G., Emery, N.J., Verhulst, S. & Clayton, N.S. (2009). Western scrub-jays conceal auditory information when competitors can hear but cannot see. Biology Letters 5 (5): 583-585. Download

Spenader, J. & Stulp, G. (2007). Antonymy in contrast relations. In:Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Computational Semantics, Tilburg, 10-12 January, 2007. Download