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Dunkel C.s., Reeve C.l., Woodley Michael, Van Der Linden D (2015) Judaism and the General Factor of Personality (in press). Personality and Individual Differences.

Figueredo A.j., Cabeza De Baca T., Black C.j., Fernandes Heitor B.f., Wolf P.s.a., Woodley Michael (2015) Methodologically sound: Evaluating the psychometric approach to the assessment of human life history [Reply to Copping, Campbell, and Muncer, 2014] (in press). Evolutionary Psychology.

Figueredo A.j., Woodley Michael, Jacobs W.j (2015) The evolutionary psychology of the general factor of personality: A hierarchical life history model (in press). Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Second Edition, eds. D.M. Buss.

Meisenberg G., Woodley Michael (2015) Gender differences in subjective well-being and their relationships with gender equality (in press). Journal of Happiness Studies.

Woodley Michael (2015) How fragile is our intellect? Estimating losses in general intelligence due to both selection and mutation accumulation. Personality and Individual Differences, vol.75, pp.80 - 84.

Woodley Michael, Dunkel C.s (2015) Beyond the cultural mediation hypothesis: A response to Dutton (in press). Intelligence.

Woodley Michael, Madison Guy (2015) The association between g and K in a sample of 4246 Swedish twins: A behavior genetic analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, vol.74, pp.270 - 274.

Woodley Michael, Te Nijenhuis J., Murphy R (2015) Are signal luminances and confounded stimuli a source of slowing simple reaction time and cross-study heterogeneity? A response to Parker (2014). Intelligence, vol.49, pp.23 - 24.


Armstrong E.l., Fernandes Heitor B.f., Woodley Michael (2014) SD-IE and other differentiation effects in Italy and Spain. Personality and Individual Differences, vol.68, pp.189 - 194.

Armstrong E.l., Woodley Michael, Lynn R (2014) Cognitive abilities amongst the Sámi population. Intelligence, vol.46, pp.35 - 39.

Dunkel C.s., Van Der Linden D., Beaver K.m., Woodley Michael (2014) Using a prison sample to assess the association between the general factor of personality and general intelligence. Intelligence, vol.47, pp.72 - 82.

Fernandes Heitor B.f., Woodley Michael, Te Nijenhuis J (2014) Differences in cognitive abilities among primates are concentrated on G: Phenotypic and phylogenetic comparisons with two meta-analytical databases. Intelligence, vol.46, pp.311 - 322.

Figueredo A.j., Woodley Michael, Fernandes Heitor B.f (2014) Life history selection and phenotypic diversification. Psychological Inquiry, vol.25, pp.325 - 329.

Madison Guy, Aasa U., Wallert J., Woodley Michael (2014) Feminist activist women are masculinized in terms of digit-ratio and dominance: A possible explanation for the feminist paradox. Frontiers in Psychology, vol.5, pp.1011 - 1011.

Woodley Michael (2014) Strategic and Cognitive Differentiation-Integration Effort in a study of 76 countries. Co-author: Fernandes, H.B.F., from Personality & Individual Differences, issue 1, vol.57, pp.3 - 7.

Woodley Michael (2014) The general factor of personality and general intelligence: Testing hypotheses from Differential-K, Life History Theory, and Strategic Differentiation-Integration Effort. co-authors: Dunkel, C.S., Cabeza De Baca, T. & Fernandes, H.B.F, from Personality & Individual Differences, vol.61-62, pp.13 - 17.

Woodley Michael (2014) The relationship between Microcephalin, ASPM and intelligence: A reconsideration. Intelligence, vol.44, pp.51 - 63.

Woodley Michael (2014) The rule-dependence model explains the commonalities between the Flynn effect and IQ gains via retesting. Co-author: Armstrong, E.L., from Learning & Individual Differences, vol.29, pp.41 - 49.

Woodley Michael, Fernandes Heitor B.f., Madison Guy (2014) Strategic differentiation-integration effort amongst the 47 prefectures of Japan. Personality and Individual Differences, vol.63, pp.64 - 68.

Woodley Michael, Te Nijenhuis J., Murphy R (2014) Is there a dysgenic secular trend towards slowing simple reaction time? Responding to a quartet of critical commentaries. Intelligence, vol.46, pp.131 - 147.

Woodley Michael, Te Nijenhuis J., Must O, Must A (2014) Controlling for increased guessing enhances the independence of the Flynn effect from g: The return of the Brand effect. Intelligence, issue 2, vol.43, pp.27 - 34.


Woodley Michael (2013) Are cognitive differences between countries diminishing? Evidence from TIMSS and PISA. Intelligence, issue 6, vol.41, pp.808 - 816, eds. Co-author: Meisenberg, G..

Woodley Michael (2013) Establishing an association between the Flynn effect and ability differentiation. Personality & Individual Differences, issue 4, vol.55, pp.387 - 390, eds. Co-author: Madison, G..

Woodley Michael (2013) Four successful tests of the cognitive differentiation-integration effort hypothesis. Intelligence, issue 6, vol.41, pp.832 - 842, eds. Co-authors: Figueredo, A.J., Ross, K. C., & Brown, S.D..

Woodley Michael (2013) Historical variability in heritable general intelligence: Its evolutionary origins and socio-cultural consequences. published by Buckingham University Press.

Woodley Michael (2013) In the Netherlands the anti-Flynn effect is a Jensen effect. Personality & Individual Differences, issue 8, vol.54, pp.871 - 876, eds. Co-author: Meisenberg, G..

Woodley Michael (2013) Multiple successful tests of the strategic differentiation-integration effort (SD-IE) hypothesis. Journal of Social, Evolutionary & Cultural Psychology, issue 4, vol.7, pp.361 - 383, eds. Co-authors: Figueredo, A.J., Brown, S.D., & Ross, K.C..

Woodley Michael (2013) Strategic differentiation and integration among the 50 states of the USA. Personality & Individual Differences, issue 8, vol.55, pp.1000 - 1002, eds. Co-author: Fernandes, H.B.F..

Woodley Michael (2013) Variation in the morphology Bacillus mycoides due to applied force and substrate structure. PLOS ONE, issue 12, vol.8, eds. Co-authors: Stratford, J.P., & Park, S..

Woodley Michael (2013) Were the Victorians cleverer than us? A decline in general intelligence estimated from a meta-analysis of the slowing of simple reaction time. Intelligence, issue 6, vol.41, pp.843 - 850, eds. Co-authors: te Nijenhuis, J., & Murphy, R..