does one capture a person in a single page? I dont know.
Neither is the eighteen-page vita in front of me up to the task.
Each of us can only say what we remember best about our friend
and colleague, Linda Mealey, who brightened our lives both personally
and professionally. Perhaps the collective recall of Human Behavior
and Evolution Societys members will come close to capturing
the person we will miss so much.
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a true scholar who brought intelligence, energy and imagination
to research in evolutionary psychology. She was quick to comment,
but was always thoughtful and interested, never hasty or judgmental.
She was a fine teacher, concerned with conveying concepts clearly
and with presenting a balanced view. Her welcoming manner put
others at ease, and was surely responsible for attracting so
many students and young investigators to our discipline. She
authored some important works her 1995 article, The
Sociobiology of Sociopathy: An Integrated Evolutionary Model
and her 1999 study, Symmetry and Perceived Facial Attractiveness:
A Monozygotic Co-Twin Comparison, are widely cited.
Her 2000 textbook, Sex Differences: Development and Evolutionary
Strategies, garnered glowing reviews. Four book chapters
are currently in press.
believed strongly in doing the right thing. Perhaps this is
why she alone looked beyond disagreements and discord to honor
the life of the late Stephen Jay Gould at the 2002 Human Behavior
and Evolution Society meeting. Perhaps this is why she faxed
copious notes and memos to colleagues when cancer prohibited
her presence at the August, 2002 International Society of Human
Ethology meeting. Linda was also a cool friend with a wonderful
sense of humor. We enjoyed so many terrific times at meetings
in Santa Barbara, Chicago, Davis, Salt Lake City, Amherst, London
and New Brunswick.
vita is wonderfully up to date, but sadly filled with dreams
deferred. Several promised presentations were not delivered
and several working papers may never appear in print. But her
accomplishments and her high spirit will continue to enrich
and inspire us all, as well as our many colleagues to come.
L. Segal, Ph.D.
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
of Linda Mealeys most influential publications:
L. (1996). Evolutionary Psychology: The Search for Evolved
Mechanisms Underlying Complex Human Behavior. In: James
Hurd, ed., The Biology of Morality. Edwin Mellen.
Mealey, L. (2000). Sex Differences: Development and Evolutionary
Strategies. Academic Press.
Mealey, L. (2000) Genetic Influences on Human Fertility
and Sexuality. In: J.L. Rodgers, D.C. Rowe & W. Miller,
eds., Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality.
Kluwer Academic Press.
Mealey, L. (2001). Kinship: The Ties that Bind (Disciplines).
In: Paul Davies & Harmon Holcomb, III., eds., Evolution
of Minds: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives. Kluwer
Mealey, L. (in press) Combating Rape: Views of an Evolutionary
Psychologist. In: N. Dess & R. Bloom, eds., Evolutionary
Psychology and Violence: A Primer for Policymakers and Public
Policy Advocates. Greenwood Publishing.
Mealey, L. (1985). The Relationship Between Cultural Success
and Biological Success: A Case Study of the Mormon Religious
Hierarchy. Ethology and Sociobiology 6(4):249257.
Mealey, L. & Mackey, W. (1990). Variation in Offspring
Sex Ratio in Women of Differing Social Status. Ethology
and Sociobiology 11:8395.
Mealey, L. & Segal, N. (1993). Heritable and Environmental
Variables Affect Reproduction-Related Behaviors, but not Ultimate
Reproductive Success. Personality and Individual Differences
Mealey, L. & Theis, P. (1995). The Relationship of
Mood and Preferences Among Natural Landscapes: An Evolutionary
Perspective. Ethology and Sociobiology 16(4):247256.
Mealey, L. (1995). The Sociobiology of Sociopathy: An Integrated
Evolutionary Model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18(3):523599.
Mealey, L. (1997). Bulking Up: The Roles of Gender and
Sexual Orientation on Attempts to Manipulate Physical Attractiveness.
Journal of Sex Research 34(2):223228.
Mealey, L., Bridgstock, R. & Townsend, G. (1999). Symmetry
and Perceived Facial Attractiveness: A Monozygotic Co-Twin
Comparison. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Mealey, L. & Townsend, G.C. (1999). The Role of Fluctuating
Asymmetry on Judgments of Physical Attractiveness: A Monozygotic
Co-Twin Comparison. Perspectives in Human Biology 4(1):219224.
Mealey, L. (2000). Anorexia: A Losing Strategy?
Human Nature 11(1):105116.
Connolly, J., Mealey, L. & Slaughter, V. (2000). Development
of Preference for Body Shapes. Perspectives in Human Biology
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