Publications

Academic Publications

Below is a list of recent scientific publications. If you would like a copy of any of these publications, and are unable to find them from their original source, please feel free to email me a request for a PDF copy.

Spadafora, N., Volk, A. A., Molnar, D., & Frijters, J. (in press). Do little annoyances relate to bullying?: The links between personality, attitudes towards classroom incivility, and bullying. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 1-25.

Jasic, H. & Volk, A. A. (in press). Evolutionary developmental psychology. In D. T. Cook’s The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies. 1-10.

Franklin, P., & Volk, A. (in press). Social, psychological, and evolutionary perspectives on adoption. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology (1-12). NY: Oxford.

Volk, A. A., & Franklin, P. (2020). When is the breast best? Infant feeding as a domain of intrasexual competition. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences14, 6-18.

Farrell, A. H., Volk, A. A., & Vaillancourt, T. (2019). Empathy, exploitation and adolescent bullying perpetration: A longitudinal social-ecological investigation. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 1-14.

Volk, A. A., Mitchell, R. C., & Khan, T. (2019). The power of civility: A transdisciplinary examination of adolescent social power and bullying. Journal of Childhood Studies, 44, 120-138.

Davis, A.C., Visser, B., Volk, A. A., Vaillancourt, T., & Arnocky, S. (2019). Life history strategy and the HEXACO model of personality: A facet level examination. Personality and Individual Differences, 150, 1-6.

Volk, A. A., Provenzano, D. A., Farrell, A. H., Dane, A. V., & Shulman, E. P. (2019). Personality and bullying: Pathways to adolescent social dominance. Current   Psychology, 1-12.

Book, A., Visser, B., Volk, A. A., Holden, R., & Dagata, M. (2019). Ice and Fire: Two paths to provoked aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 247-251.

Spadafora, N., Volk, A. A., & Marini, Z. A. (2018). Adolescents’ reasons for being a  bystander to bullying. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. 1-18.

Franklin, P., Volk, A. A.. & Wong, I. (2018). Are newborn faces less appealing? Evolution and Human Behavior, 39, 269-276.

Spadafora, N., Provenzano, D., Farrell, A., Marini, Z., & Volki, A. A. (2018).   Temperamental differences and classroom incivility: Exploring the role of individual differences. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 33, 44-62.

Dane, A.V., Volk, A. A., & Franklin, P. (2018). Parenting, personality, and moral cognitions. International Journal of Emotional Education, 10, 131-138.

Davis, A. C., Visser, B., Volk, A. A., Vaillancourt, T., & Arnocky, S. (2018). The relations between life history strategy and dark personality traits among young adults. Evolutionary Psychological Sciences. 1-12.

Visser, B. A., Book, A., & Volk, A. (2018). Measuring the next president’s personality using an expert raters method. Sage Research Methods Cases Psychology.

Volk, A. A., Schiralli, K., Xia, X., Zhao, J., & Dane, A.V. (2018). Adolescent bullying and personality: A cross-cultural approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 125, 126-132.

Provenzano, D., Farrell, A., Volk, A. A., Dane, A. V., & Marini, Z. A. (2018). Do bullies have more sex? The role of personality. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 4, 221-232.

Hodson, G., Book, A., Visser, B. A., Volk, A. A., Ashton, M. C., & Lee, K. (2018). Is the Dark Triad common factor distinct from low Honesty-Humility? Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 123-129.

Franklin, P., & Volk, A. A. (2018). A review of infants’ and children’s facial cues’ influence on adults’ perceptions and behaviors. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 12, 296-321.

Farrell, A., & Volk, A. A. (2017). Social ecology and adolescent bullying: Filtering risky environments through antisocial personality. Child and Youth Services Review. 1- 15.

Franklin, P., & Volk, A. A. (2017). A review of infants’ and children’s facial cues’  influence on adults’ perceptions and behaviors. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. 1-26.

Volk, A. A. (2017). Bullying when it’s hot? The CLASH model and climatic influences on bullying. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, E40.

Farrell, A., Schiralli, K., & Volk, A. A. (2017). Factors that influence bullying. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-4). New York: Springer.

Volk, A. A. (2017). Adoption Preferences. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-4). New York: Springer.

Volk, A. A. (2017). Forms of Adoption. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp.1-5). New York: Springer.

Volk, A. A. (2017). Function of Adoption. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-5). New York: Springer.

Volk, A. A. (2017). Consolidating familial power. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp.1-2). New York: Springer.

Franklin, P., & Volk, A. A. (2017). Resemblance. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp.1-3). New York: Springer.

Franklin, P., & Volk, A. A. (2017). Evolutionary paradox: Adoption. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-9). New York: Springer.

Marini, Z. A., & Volk, A. A. (2017). Towards a Transdisciplinary Blueprint to Studying Bullying. Journal of Youth Studies, 20, 94-109.

Visser, B.A., Book, A.S., & Volk, A.A. (2017). Is Hillary dishonest and Donald narcissistic? A HEXACO analysis of the presidential candidates’ public personas. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 281-286.

Farrell, A., Provenzano, D., Dane, A. V., Marini, Z. A., &  Volk, A. A. (2017). Maternal knowledge, adolescent personality, and bullying. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 413-416.

Bastien, M., & Volk, A. A. (2016). Boys physical bullying. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-4). New York: Springer.

Provenzano, D., & Volk, A. A. (2016). Boys bully more than girls. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-4). New York: Springer.

Farrell, A., & Volk, A. A. (2016). Same-sex school bullying. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-6). New York: Springer.

Franklin, P., & Volk, A. A. (2016). Paternity uncertainty and investment in sons and daughters. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-3). New York: Springer.

Mularczyk, K., & Volk, A. A. (2016). Girls psychological bullying. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shakelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-3). New York: Springer.

Dane, A. V., Marini, Z. A., Volk, A. A., & Vaillancourt, T. (2016). Physical and relational bullying and victimization: Differential relations with adolescent dating and sexual behavior. Aggressive Behavior. 1-12.

Volk, A. A., Marini, Z. A., & Dane, A. V. (2016). The relations between incivility and adolescent health and wellbeing. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 3, 79-86.

Book, A., Methot, T., Blais, J., Hosker-Field, A., Volk, A., Visser, B., Holden, R., & d’Agata, M. (2016). Psychopathic traits and the Cheater-Hawk hypothesis.Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-23.

Spadafora, N., Provenzano, D., Farrell, A., Marini, Z., & Volki, A. A. (2016). Temperamental differences and classroom incivility: Exploring the role of individual differences. Canadian Journal of School Psychology.1-19.

Ellis, B., Volk, A., Gonzalez, J-M., & Embry, D. (2016). An evolutionary approach to reducing bullying: Theoretical bases and presentation of the Meaningful Roles Intervention. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 1-16.

Farrell, A., Provenzano, D., Spadafora, N., Marini, Z., & Volk, A. (2016). Measuring adolescent differences in intentional and unintentional incivility with the Classroom In/Civility Questionnaire. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 577-588.

Volk, A. A., Farrell, A., Franklin, P., Mularczyk, K., & Provenzano, D. (2016). Adolescent school bullying: An evolutionary perspective. In D. Geary & D. Berch (Eds). Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education (pp. 167-191). Switzerland: Springer.

Book, A., Visser, B., Blais, J., Hosker-Field, A., Methot-Jones, T., Gautier, N., Volk, A. A., Holden, R. R., & D’Agata, M. (2016). Unpacking more “Evil”: What is at the core of the Dark Tetrad? Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 269-272.

Volk, A. A., Dane, A. V., Marini, Z. A., & Vaillancourt, T. (2015). Adolescent bullying, dating, and mating: Testing an evolutionary hypothesis. Evolutionary Psychology, 13, 1-11.

Volk, A. A., Della Cioppa, V., Earle, M., & Farrell, A. (2015). Social competition and bullying: An adaptive socio-ecological perspective. In V. Zeigler-Hill, L. Welling, & T. Shackelford (Eds.) Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology (p.387-399). Springer.

Farrell, A. H., Brook, C., Dane, A. V., Marini, Z. A., & Volk, A. A. (2015). Relations between Adolescent Ratings of Rothbart’s Temperament Questionnaire and the HEXACO Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97, 163-171.

Book, A. Visser, B. A., & Volk, A. A. (2015). Unpacking “Evil”: Claiming the core ofthe Dark Triad. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 73, 29-38.

Volk, A. A., Dane, A., V., & Marini, Z. A. (2014). What is bullying? A theoretical redefinition. Developmental Review, 34, 327-343.

Farrell, A. H., Della Cioppa, V., Volk, A. A., & Book, A. S. (2014). Predicting bullying heterogeneity with the HEXACO Model of personality. International Journal of Advances in Psychology, 2, 30-39.

Volk, A. A., & Atkinson, J. A. (2013). Infant and child death in the human environment of evolutionary adaptation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 182-192.

Dane, A., Kennedy, R., Spring, M., Volk, A., & Marini, Z. (2012). Adolescent beliefs about antisocial behavior: Mediators and moderators of links with parental monitoring and attachment. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 4, 4-26.

Volk, A., Camilleri, J., Dane, A., & Marini, Z. (2012). If, when, and why bullying is adaptive. In T. Shackelford & V. Shackelford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. NY: Oxford University Press

Volk, A., Camilleri, J., Dane, A., & Marini, Z. (2012). Is adolescent bullying an evolutionary adaptation? Aggressive Behavior, 38, 222-238.

Ellis, B. J., Del Giudice, M., Dishion, T. J., Figueredo, A. J., Gray, P., Griskevicious, V., Hawley, P. H., Jacobs, J., James, J., Volk, A. A., & Wilson, D. S. (2012). The evolutionary basis of risky adolescent behavior: Implications for science, policy, and practice. Developmental Psychology, 48, 598-623.

Book, A. S., Volk, A. A., & Hosker, A. (2012). Adolescent bullying and personality: An adaptive approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 218-223.

Darrell-Cheng, C., Volk, A. A., & Marini, Z. A. (2011). Supporting fathers through infant massage. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 20, 200-209.

Volk, A. A. (2011). Evolution of the history of childhood. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 4, 470-493.

Dane, A., Marini, Z., Book, A., & Volk, A. (2011). Preventing bullying by tailoring parenting to childrens temperament: The case of children with Callous-Unempathic characteristics. Creating a World Without Bullying. PREVNet Series, Vol 3 (pp. 117-135). Ottawa, National Printers.

Volk, A. A. (2011). Adoption: Forms, functions, and preferences. In C. Salmon & T. Shackelford & (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology (pp.113-127). NY: Oxford University Press.

Volk, A. A., Darrell-Cheng, C., Marini, Z. A. (2010). Paternal care may influence perceptions of paternal resemblance. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 516-529.

Volk, A. A. (2009). Human breastfeeding is not automatic: Why thats so and what it means for human evolution. Journal of Social and Cultural Evolutionary Psychology, 3, 305-314.

Marini, Z. A., Volk, A. A., & Dane, A.V. (2009). Parent-focused interventions for the prevention of bullying: Accommodating children with difficulties regulating emotions. D. Pepler and W. Craig (Eds.). Rise Up for Respectful Relationships (pp. 41-57). Ottawa, Canada: National Printers.

Volk, A. A. (2009). Chinese infant facial cues. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 225-240.

Volk, A. A. & Lagzdins, L. (2009). Bullying and victimization among adolescent girl athletes. Athletic Insight, 11, 15-33.

Volk, A. A. & Atkinson, J. (2008). Is child death the crucible of human evolution? Journal of Social and Cultural Evolutionary Psychology, 2, 247-260.

Marini, Z., Dane, A., & Volk, A. A. (2008). Understanding the complex experiences of bully/victims: The price of dual involvement in bullying and victimization. Education.com, 1,1-3.

Volk, A. A., Lukjanczuk, J. M., & Quinsey, V. L. (2007). Perceptions of child facial cues as a function of child age. Evolutionary Psychology, 5, 801-814.

Volk, A. A., & Quinsey, V. L. (2007). Parental investment and resemblance: Replications, revisions, and refinements. Evolutionary Psychology 5, 1-14.

Volk, A. A., Craig, W., Boyce, W., & King, M. (2006). Perceptions of parents, mental health, and school amongst Canadian adolescents from the provinces and the northern territories. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 21, 33-46.

Volk, A. A. & Quinsey, V. L. (2006). The influence of cues of high and low body weight on adults ratings in the Hypothetical Adoption Paradigm. The Scientific World Journal- Child Health & Human Development, 6, 1574-1582.

Volk, A. A., Craig, W., Boyce, W., & King, M. (2006). Adolescent risk correlates of bullying and different types of victimization. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 18, 375-386.

Volk, A. A., Lukjanczuk, J. M., & Quinsey, V. L. (2005). Influence of child and infant facial cues of low body weight on adults ratings of adoption preference, cuteness, and health. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26, 459-469.

Waller, K., Volk, A., & Quinsey V. L. (2004). The effect of infant fetal alcohol syndrome facial features on adoption preference. Human Nature, 15, 101-117.

Volk, A., & Quinsey V. L. (2002). The influence of infant facial cues on adoption preferences. Human Nature, 13, 437-455.

Media Publications

Our lab strongly believes in passing on knowledge from the “Ivory Tower” to the general population/people who need it.  We therefore do regular local radio interviews, panel discussions, and public meetings. Beyond that, we try to reach a broader national and international audience to share our results with.  If you are a member of the media interested in discussing our research, please feel free to contact me. Samples of media publications related to the lab’s research include:

Fighting Back Against a Bully: Is it Ever the Right Thing to Do?” (2019). CBC Ontario Today.

Addressing the Monster Known as Bully.” (2019). Toronto Sun.

What NOT to Say When Your Child is Bullied.” (2019). Huffington Post.

Here’s Why People Bully – and How We Can Stop It.” (2019). CBC Tai Asks Why.

Youth See Bullying as ‘paying off for some people’ in Today’s World.” (2018). CBC The Current.

A Case of Mistaken Identity” (2018). Niagara This Week.

What can parents do if their child is a bully?” (2018) Globe and Mail (distributed by Canadian Press to most Canadian newspapers, including French copies)

The Motivation Behind Bullying. One reason: More Sex.” (2018) National Post

Are Newborn Babies Ugly? A Brock University Study Investigates” (2018). CBC.ca

Pelham Mayor Says He is Being Bullied: We Ask an Expert” (2018). The Voice.

Spreading Joy Through the Mail” (2018). Toronto Star.

Personality, Sex, and Bullying” (2018) CBC.ca, saltier MEL edition

“How to Rebuild Your Child’s Self-Esteem After Bullying” (2017) Today’s Parent

“We’ve Read All President Trump’s Tweets so You Don’t Have to” (2017) CTVnews.ca

“The Liar In Chief” (2017) Pelham News

“Dishonesty vs. Psychopathy: How Clinton and Trump Come Across in Public” (2016) CTVnews.ca (matching CTV TV interview as well as CBC radio and US online1 online2  interviews) – read here for my post-election analysis

“Standing Up to our Bullies” (2016) CBC Radio One. Print summary here.

“What to do if Your Child is Being Bullied at School” (2016) Globe and Mail

“Bullies have a Trump card” (2016) Slate.com

“Bullying and Basketball” (2015) St. Catharines Standard, based on a presentation to over 800 elementary school students

“Bullying, Exercise, and the Start of the School Year” (2015) CBC.com (accompanied by 9 separate local CBC radio interviews)

“Bullying as an adaptation” (2015) National Post (went viral internationally in dozens of print publications with a combined estimated readership of 40+ million); Related videos from CTV and canada.com

“Bringing up baby: dads seek parental leave” (2015) Western Journalism Report

“Do a better job of tracking school violence: Critics” (2015) Toronto Sun

“Coaches’ influence on bullying” (2014) TV Cogeco (1:52)

“Cyberbullying: Focus on insight, not punishment” (2013) Globe and Mail

“Why so mean?” (2012) The Agenda

“Bullying is horrible, wrenching, sometimes fatal and…perfectly natural” (2012) National Post

“Why bullies do what they do” (2012) Globe and Mail

“Seeing Bullies in a New Light” (2012) St. Catharines Standard

“The Evolution and History of Bullying: Using Adolescents’ Past to Help Adolescents Today” (2009) Evolution Institute Conference on Risky Adolescent Behavior

“In Touch With Baby” (2008) St. Catharines Standard

“Cosmo News” (2007) Cosmopolitan

Baby Slings – article in St. Catharines Standard

Enforcing Rules – article in the Globe and Mail

Leap Year Babies – article in St. Catharines Standard

Paternal Resemblance – article in the Toronto Star

School Uniforms and Bullying – radio clip from CNKW and article in St. Catharines Standard

Self-Esteem – article in St. Catharine Standard

“Adults key to stopping bullying: researchers” (2008) CBC/Canadian Press

Who’s Your Daddy?” (2007) Toronto Star