Previous winners


Linda Mealey Awards 2016

Jakub Binter, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Hormonal and behavioral changes in young adult heterosexual men during

Eva Reindl, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Human children spontaneously invent great ape tool-use behaviours

Jordan Raine, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
Aggressive roars and fear screams communicate upper-body strength

Linda Mealey Awards 2014
Moritz Köster, Department of Psychology, University of Osnabrueck, DE
On the roots of prosocial motivation: Culture-specific scaffolding predicts toddlers’ spontaneous help

Agnieszka Sorokowska, Institute of Psychology, University of Wroclaw, PL
Does personality smell? An overview

Linda Mealey Awards 2012
Gert Stulp, Department of Social Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Is human height related to intra-sexual competitive ability?

Vic Trebicky, Dept. of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University at Prague, Czech Republic
Perceived aggressiveness predicts fighting performance in Mixed Martial Arts fighters

Sonja Windhager, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria
Eye catchers: direct behavioral observation of responses to social and natural stimuli in a real-life situation

Linda Mealey Awards 2010
Hady Fink, Passau University – Germany
Baby Blues in Brazil: Empirical study of social and cultural factors in the framework of Evolutionary Medicine

Thomas Flamson, University of California, LosAngeles – USA
Encrypted humor and social networks in rural Brazil

Lena Pflueger, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna – Austria
Are attractive women more fertile ? Evidence from a rural sample

Linda Mealey Awards 2008
Sebastian Kohl, Wulf Schiefenhövel
Morning Sickness as an evolutionary mechanism of complex adaptation to pregnancy

Laura Fortunato, Marco Archetti
Evolution of human social monogamy by maximization of inclusive fitness

Kristin Klingaman, Helen Ball
An evolutionary perspective on breastfeeding after non-labour caesarean section delivery

Tamsin Saxton, Ting Gao, Robert Burriss, Hannah Rowland, Jan Havlícek, S. Craig Roberts
Changes in attractiveness across the menstrual cycle are detectable in multiple modalities

Linda Mealey Awards 2006
Ines Blantar (with Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer), Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
Visible And Olfactory Cues Of Ovulation In Women

Jessica Jenkins, University of Detroit Mercy, MI, USA
An Investigation Of Marital Satisfaction: Assortative Mating And Personality Similarity

Marc Mehu (with Anthony C. Little & Robin I. M. Dunbar), University of Liverpool, School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool, UK
Trait Perception And Smiling Behaviour

Niruban Balachandran, London School of Economics, London, UK
Reproductive Threats Induce Reproductive Strategies: An Evolutionary Re-Interpretation Of Terror Management Theory

Linda Mealey Awards 2004
Mark Sergeant, The Nottingham Trent University, UK
Sexual Orientation, Fertility And Body Odour

Bernhart Ruso, Klaus Atzwanger, Renate Buber, Johannes Gadner, Susanne Gruber, Vienna University of Economics, Dept. Retailing and Marketing & Institute for Anthropology, University of Vienna
Age And Gender Differences In The Behavioral Responce To Discrete Environmental Stimuli

Andreas Wilke, Peter M. Todd, John M. C. Hutchinson, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Is Male Risk-Taking A Cue For Mate Choice?

Linda Mealey Awards 2002
Maryanne Fisher and Martin Voracek, University of Vienna, Austria; St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
An evolutionary investigation of the influence of menstrual cycle phase on facial attractiveness judgements

Linda Mealey Awards 1998
Lisa Goos, York University, Psychology Department, Toronto, Canada
An evolutionarily based study of facial expression recognition

Linda Mealey Awards 1996
Erwin Geerts, Department of Biological Psychiatry, Academic Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
Nonverbal interpersonal attunement predicts course of depression

Guido Kempter, Gerhard Mercator Universität, Lab. Interaktionsforschung, Duisburg, Germany
Modelling natural human movement

Barbara Niedner, Forschungsstelle für Humanethologie in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Andechs, Germany.
Female courtship behavior in singles bars