April Bleske-Rechek

Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Bleske-Rechek, A., Joseph, W. E., Williquette, H., & Donovan, B. (2016). Sex differences in young adults’ attraction to opposite-sex friends: Natural sampling versus mental concepts. Evolutionary Psychological Science. Online first: May 11, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s40806-016-0056-6 [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Donovan, B. A. (2015). Scientifically adrift: Limited change in scientific liteeracy, and no change in knowledge and acceptance of evolution, over three years of college. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 7, 21-43. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Morrison, K., & Heidtke, L. (2015). Causal inference from descriptions of
experimental and non-experimental research: Public understanding of correlation-versus-causation.
Journal of General Psychology, 142, 48-70.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Ryan, D. E. (2015). Continuity and change in emerging adults’ mate preferences
and mating orientations. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 90-95. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Browne, K. (2014). Trends in GRE scores and graduate enrollments by gender and
ethnicity. Intelligence, 46, 25-34. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2014.05.005 [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Kolb, C., Stern, A. S., Quigley, K., & Nelson, L. A. (2014). Face and body: Independent predictors of women’s attractiveness. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1355-1365. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0304-4 [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Kelley, J. A. (2014). Birth order and personality: A within-family test using independent self-reports from both firstborn and laterborn siblings. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 15-18. access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.08.011 [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Somers, E., Micke, C., Erickson, L., Matteson, L., Schumacher, B., Stocco, C., & Ritchie, L. (2012). Benefit or burden? Attraction in cross-sex friendship. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Online first: April 25, 2012. doi:10.1177/0265407512443611. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Fuerstenberg, E. A., Harris, H. D., & Ryan, D. E. (2011). Men and women, work and family: A test of competing perspectives. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 5, 275-292. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Fritsch, A. (2011). Student consensus on RateMyProfessors.com. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 16. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Harris, H. D., Denkinker, K., Webb, R. M., Erickson, L., & Nelson, L. A. (2011). Physical cues of ovulatory status: A failure to replicate enhanced facial attractiveness and reduced waist-to-hip ratio at high fertility. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 336-353. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Nelson, L. A., Baker, J. P., Remiker, M. W., & Brandt, S. J. (2010). Moral decisions in the Trolley Problem: People save five over one unless the one is young, genetically related, or a romantic partner. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 4, 115-127.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Lighthall, M. (2010). Attractiveness and rivalry in women’s friendships with women. Human Nature, 21, 82-97. doi: 10.1007/s12110-010-9081-5 [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Michels, K. (2010). RateMyProfessors.com: Testing assumptions about student use and misuse. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 15. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Remiker, M. W., & Baker, J. P. (2009). Similar from the start: Assortment in young adult dating couples and its link to relationship stability over time. Individual Differences Research, 7, 142-158.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., VandenHeuvel, B., Vander Wyst, M. (2009). Age variation in mating strategies and mate preferences: Beliefs versus reality. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 179-205.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Remiker, M. W., & Baker, J. P. (2008). Narcissistic men and women think they are so hot…but they are not. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 420-424. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Zeug, N., & Webb, R. M. (2007). Discrepant performance on multiple-choice and short answer assessments and the relation of performance to general scholastic aptitude. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 32, 89-105. [PDF]

Haselton, M. G., Mortezaie, M., Pillsworth, E. G., Bleske-Rechek, A., & Frederick, D. A. (2007). Ovulatory shifts in human female ornamentation: Near ovulation, women dress to impress. Hormones and Behavior, 51, 40-45. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Remiker, M. W., Swanson, M. R., & Zeug, N. M. (2006). Women more than men attend to indicators of good character: Two experimental demonstrations. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 341-354.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Buss, D. M. (2006). Sexual strategies pursued and mate attraction tactics deployed. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 1299-1311.

Lubinski, D., Benbow, C. P., Webb, R. M., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2006). Tracking exceptional human capital over two decades. Psychological Science, 17, 194-199. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P.  (2004). Meeting the educational needs of special populations: Advanced Placement’s role in developing exceptional human capital. Psychological Science, 15, 217-224.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Webb, R. M. (2002). Neglected aspects and unsupported claims [Comment]. American Psychologist, 57, 1132-1133.

Shackelford, T. K., LeBlanc, G. J, Weekes-Shackelford, V. A., Bleske-Rechek, A. L., Euler, H. A., & Hoier, S. (2002). Psychological adaptations to human sperm competition. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 123-138.

Bleske, A. L. (2001). Obedience, conformity, and social roles: Active learning in a large introductory psychology class. Teaching of Psychology, 28, 260-262.

Bleske, A. L., & Buss, D. M. (2001). A comprehensive theory of human mating must explain between-group and within-group differences [Comment].Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 593-594.

Bleske, A. L., & Shackelford, T. K. (2001). Poaching, promiscuity, and deceit: Combating mating rivalry in same-sex friendships. Personal Relationships, 8,407-424.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A. L., & Buss, D. M. (2001). Opposite-sex friendship: Sex differences and similarities in initiation, selection, and dissolution. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1310-1323.[PDF]

Bleske, A. L., & Buss, D. B. (2000). Can men and women be just friends?Personal Relationships, 21, 131-151. [PDF]

Friedman, B. X., Bleske, A. L., & Scheyd, G. J. (2000)Incompatible with evolutionary theorizing [Comment]. American Psychologist, 55, 1059-1060.

Shackelford, T. K., Weekes, V. A., LeBlanc, G. J., Bleske, A. L., Euler, H. A., & Hoier, S. (2000). Female coital orgasm and male attractiveness. Human Nature, 11, 299-306.

Buss, D. M., Haselton, M. G., Shackelford, T. K., Bleske, A. L., & Wakefield, J. C. (1999). Interactionism, flexibility, and inferences about the past [Reply].American Psychologist, 54, 443-445.

Buss, D. M., Haselton, M. G., Shackelford, T. K., Bleske, A. L., & Wakefield, J. C. (1998). Adaptations, exaptations, and spandrels.  American Psychologist, 53, 533-548.

Krueger, R. F., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Bleske, A., & Silva, P. A. (1998). Assortative mating for antisocial behavior: Developmental and methodological implications. Behavior Genetics, 28, 173-186.


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