Highly Cited Publications

The Dawn of Darwinian medicine, 1991

Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine, 1995

Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry, 2019

An evolutionary perspective on psychiatry, 1984

Maladaptation and natural selection, 2005

The evolution of hope and despair. 1999.

Nesse, Dawkins: Evolutionary Medicine chapter in Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 2019

Five evolutionary principles for understanding cancer 2017.

On the difficulty of defining disease, 2001

Natural selection and the regulation of defensive responses-Smoke Detector Principle 2005.

What good is feeling bad? The evolutionary utility of psychic pain, 1991.

What is Evolutionary Medicine?

Making evolution a basic science for medicine, PNAS, 2009

Cliff-edged fitness functions and schizophrenia, 2004

How to Test an Evolutionary Hypothesis, 2011

Tinbergen's Four Questions Organized, TREE, 2013

The Smoke Detector Principle, EMPH, 2018

Core Concepts of Evolutionary Medicine, 2017

Evolutionary explanations of emotions, 1990

Evolutionary foundations for psychiatric research and practice, 2018

Evolutionary psychology and mental health. 2015

Why has natural selection left us so vulnerable to anxiety and mood disorders?, 2011

Nesse & Foxman: Evolution of sexually transmitted diseases, NYAS, 2011

Social selection and the origins of culture, 2010

Time for truly biological psychiatry, Brit. J. Psychiatry, 2009

Explaining depression: Neuroscience is not enough, evolution is essential, 2009

Evolution, emotions and emotional disorders, American Psychologist, 2009

Evolution: Medicine's most basic science, Lancet, 2008

Runaway social selection for displays of partner value and altruism, Biological Theory, 2007

The Great opportunity: Evolutionary applications to medicine and public health, Applied Evolution, 2008