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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


Sheppard, P., Snopkowski, K. (2021) Behavioral Ecology of the Family: Harnessing Theory to Better Understand Variation in Human Families. Social Sciences, 10(7): 275.

Snopkowski, K., Nelson, J.J. (2021) Fertility intentions and outcomes in Indonesia: Evolutionary perspectives on sexual conflict. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 3:e33.

Ziker, J., Snopkowski, K. (2020) Life-history factors influence teenagers’ thoughts of suicide: A model selection analysis of the Canadian National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth.  Evolutionary Psychology, July-September: 1-17.


Snopkowski, K., Ziker, J. (2020) Sexual Initiation Among Canadian Youth: A model comparison approach of evolutionary hypotheses shows greatest support for extrinsic mortality cues, intergenerational conflict, and early life psychosocial stressors. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41(2): 105-116.


Snopkowski, K., Demps, K, Scaggs, S., Griffiths, R., Fulk, K.S., May, S., Neagle, K., Downs, K., Eugster, M., Amend, T. (2019) Small group learning is associated with reduced salivary cortisol and testosterone in undergraduate students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 19(5): 36-52.

Colleran, H., Snopkowski, K. (2018) Variation in wealth and educational drivers of fertility decline across 45 countries. Population Ecology, 60: 155-159.

Snopkowski, K. (2016) Marital Dissolution and Child Educational Outcomes in San Borja, Bolivia. Human Nature, 27(4): 395-421.

Snopkowski, K., Towner, M., Shenk, M., Colleran, H. (2016) Pathways from education to fertility decline: a multi-site comparative study. Philosophical Transactions B, 371: 20150156.


Moya, C., Snopkowski, K., Sear, R. (2016) What do men want? Re-examining whether men benefit from higher fertility than is optimal for women. Philosophical Transactions B, 371: 20150149.


Snopkowski, K., Sear, R. (2016) Does grandparental help mediate the relationship between kin presence and fertility? Demographic Research, 34 (17): 467-498.


Snopkowski, K., Sear, R. (2015) Grandparental help in Indonesia is directed preferentially towards needier descendants: A potential confounder when exploring grandparental influences on child health. Social Science & Medicine, 128: 105-114.

Snopkowski, K., Moya, C., Sear, R. (2014) A test of the intergenerational conflict model in Indonesia shows no evidence of earlier menopause in female-dispersing groups. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1788): 20140580.


Snopkowski, K., Kaplan, H. (2014)  A Synthetic Biosocial Model of Fertility Transition: Testing the Relative Contribution of Embodied Capital Theory, Changing Cultural Norms, and Women’s Labor Force Participation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 154(3): 322-333.


Sheppard, P., Snopkowski, K., Sear, R. (2014) Father absence and reproduction-related outcomes in Malaysia, a transitional fertility population. Human Nature, 25(2): 213-234.


Snopkowski, K., Sear, R. (2013) Kin influences on fertility in Thailand: Effects and mechanisms. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34: 130–138.

Book/Textbook Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries


Herzog, N., Snopkowski, K. (2021) The Evolution of Cooperation. In Shook, B., Nelson, K., Aguilera, K., Braff, L. (eds.) Explorations Lab and Activities Manual [textbook]

Snopkowski, K. (2019) Human Behavioral Ecology. In Shook, B., Nelson, K., Aguilera, K., Braff, L. (eds.) Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology [textbook]


Snopkowski, K. (2018) Family. In Shackelford, T., Weekes-Shackelford, V. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer.

Snopkowski, K., Kaplan, H.  (2018) Demographic Transition. In Callan (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Anthropology (pp. 1472-1478). Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Snopkowski, K., Kaplan, H. (2015) Fertility Theory: Theory of Intergenerational Wealth Flows. In Wright, J.D. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Second Edition (pp. 35-39). Amsterdam, Elsevier.

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