Geoffrey MILLER


Geoffrey MILLER

Associate Professor, Applied Psychology

Education Background:
B.A. (Columbia University, USA)
Ph.D. (Stanford University, USA)

Google Scholar:


Evolutionary psychology, mate choice, individual differences, behavior genetics, consumer behavior, mental health, artificial intelligence, existential risks.

Personal Website



Miller, G. F. (2000). The mating mind: How sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature. NY: Doubleday; London: Heinemann; also published in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, German, Italian, Portugese, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Hungarian, Russian.


Geher, G., & Miller, G. F. (Eds.).  (2008). Mating intelligence: Sex, relationships, and the mind’s reproductive system.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Miller, G. F. (2009). Spent: Sex, evolution, and consumer behavior. NY: Viking; London: Random House; also published in Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Portugese, Polish, Turkish.


Max, T., & Miller, G. F. (2015). Mate: Become the man that women want. NY: Little, Brown, & Co. Also published in Germany, Portugese.


Miller, G. F. (2019).  Virtue signalling: Essays on Darwinian politics & free speech. Albuquerque: Cambrian Moon.



Selected peer-reviewed journal papers:


Todd, P. M., & Miller, G. F. (2017). The evolutionary psychology of extraterrestrial intelligence:  Are there universal adaptations in search, aversion, and signalling? Biological Theory, Special issue on astrobiology, 1-11,


Miller, G. F. (2013). Mutual mate choice models as the Red Pill in evolutionary psychology: Long delayed, much needed, ideologically challenging, and hard to swallow. Psychological Inquiry, 24, 207-210.


Miller, G. F. (2012).  Sex, mutations, and marketing. EMBO Reports, 13(10), 880-884.


Miller, G. F. (2012). The smartphone psychology manifesto. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(3), 221-237.


Yeater, E. A., Miller, G. F., Rinehart, J. K., & Nason, E. (2012). Trauma and sex surveys meet minimal risk standards: Implications for Institutional Review Boards. Psychological Science, 23(7), 780-787.


Miller, G. F., Zhu, G., Wright, M. J., Hansell, N. K., & Martin, N. G. (2012).  The heritability and genetic correlates of mobile phone use: A twin study of consumer behaviour. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 15(1), 97-106


Greengross, G., & Miller, G. F. (2011).  Humor ability reveals intelligence, predicts mating success, and is higher in males. Intelligence, 39, 188-192.


Griskevicius, V., Tybur, J. M., Sundie, J. M., Cialdini, R. B., Miller, G. F., & Kenrick, D. T. (2007).  Blatant benevolence and conspicuous consumption: When romantic motives elicit costly displays. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93(1), 85-102.


Miller, G. F. (2007).  Reconciling evolutionary psychology and ecological psychology: How to perceive fitness affordances.  Acta Psychologica Sinica, 39(3), 546-555.


Miller, G. F. (2007).  Sexual selection for moral virtues. Quarterly Review of Biology, 82(2), 97-125.


Penke, L., Denissen, J. J., & Miller, G. F. (2007).  The evolutionary genetics of personality.  European Journal of Personality, 21(5), 549-587.


Miller, G. F., & Tal, I. (2007).  Schizotypy versus intelligence and openness as predictors of creativity.  Schizophrenia Research, 93(1-3), 317-324.


Keller, M., & Miller, G. F. (2006).  Resolving the paradox of common, harmful, heritable mental disorders: Which evolutionary genetic models work best? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 385-404.


Miller, G. F. (2006).  The Asian future of evolutionary psychology.  Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 107-119.


Prokosch, M., Yeo, R., & Miller, G. F. (2005).  Intelligence tests with higher g-loadings show higher correlations with body symmetry: Evidence for a general fitness factor mediated by developmental stability.  Intelligence, 33(2), 203-213.


Barrett, H. C., Todd, P. M., Miller, G. F., & Blythe, P. (2005).  Accurate judgments of intention from motion cues alone: A cross-cultural study. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(4), 313-331.


Miller, G. F. (2001).  Aesthetic fitness: How sexual selection shaped artistic virtuosity as a fitness indicator and aesthetic preferences as mate choice criteria.  Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts, 2(1), 20-25. 


Miller, G. F., & Todd, P. M. (1998).  Mate choice turns cognitive. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2(5), 190-198.


Selected book chapters:


Miller, G. F. (2011). My background, research interests, and future plans. In X.T. Wang & Su, Y.-J. (Ed.), Thus spake evolutionary psychologists (进化心理学家如是说), pp. 320-328. Beijing: Peking University Press.

Miller, G. F. (2010).  Are polygenic mutations and Holocene selective sweeps the only evolutionary-genetic processes left for explaining heritable variation in human psychological traits?  In D. M. Buss & P. H. Hawley (Ed.), The evolution of personality and individual differences, pp. 376-399.  NY: Oxford U. Press.

Miller, G. F. (2000). Evolution of human music through sexual selection.  In N. L. Wallin, B. Merker, & S. Brown (Eds.), The origins of music (pp. 329-360).  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Miller, G. F. (2000).  Sexual selection for indicators of intelligence.  In G. Bock, J. Goode, & K. Webb (Eds.), The nature of intelligence (Novartis Foundation Symposium 233) (pp. 260-275).  New York: John Wiley.

Miller, G. F. (1999).  Sexual selection for cultural displays.  In R. Dunbar, C. Knight, & C. Power (Eds.), The evolution of culture (pp. 71-91).  Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh U. Press.

Miller, G. F. (1997). Protean primates:  The evolution of adaptive unpredictability in competition and courtship. In A. Whiten & R. W. Byrne (Eds.), Machiavellian intelligence II: Extensions and evaluations (pp. 312-340).  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge U. Press.

Cliff, D., & Miller, G. F. (1995). Tracking the Red Queen: Methods for measuring co-evolutionary progress in open-ended simulations. In F. Moran, A. Moreno, J. J. Merelo, & P. Cachon (Eds.), Advances in artificial life: Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 200-218).  Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Miller, G. F., Todd, P. M., & Hegde, S. U. (1989).  Designing neural networks using genetic algorithms. In J. D. Schaffer (Ed.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (pp. 379-384). San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.