Michael A. Woodley of Menie, Yr.
Michael Anthony Woodley of Menie, Yr. (Younger), is a self-described sociobiologist with interests in traditional and molecular behavioral genetics, community and theoretical evolutionary ecology, evolutionary cliodynamics, and psychometric theories of human intelligence and life history (LH) strategies.
Woodley of Menie has had several academic affiliations, but his most permanent one is as a Lifetime Fellow at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
His most notable contributions have been: (1) Cognitive Differentiation-Integration Effort Theory, which concerns the systematic attenuation of the correlations among the different components of human intelligence by slower LH speeds; (2) the Co-Occurrence Model of Secular Trends in Human Intelligence, which resolves Cattell’s paradox, or the apparent incongruity between the observations of persistent selection against intelligence (which is highly heritable)...
- Bachmann, S.O., Cross, E., Kalbassi, S., Sarraf, M.A., Woodley of Menie, M.A., & Baudouin, S. J. (2018). Protein pheromone MUP20/Darcin is a vector and target of indirect genetic effects in mice. bioRxiv, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1101/265769
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- Sarraf, M. A., Woodley of Menie, M. A., & Feltham, C. (2019). Modernity, Nihilism and Mental Health. Oxfordshire: Routledge (in press).Google Scholar
- Woodley, M. A., Madison, G., & Charlton, B. G. (2014a). Possible dysgenic trends in simple visual reaction time performance in the Scottish Twenty-07 cohort: A reanalysis of Deary and Der (2005). Mankind Quarterly, 55, 110–124.Google Scholar
- Woodley, M. A., & Figueredo, A. J. (2013). Historical variability in heritable general intelligence: its evolutionary origins and sociocultural consequences. Buckingham: Buckingham University Press.Google Scholar
- Woodley of Menie, M.A., Figueredo, A.J., Sarraf, M. A., Hertler, S., Fernandes, H.B.F., & Peñaherrera-Aguirre, M. (2017a). The rhythm of the West: A biohistory of the modern era, AD 1600 to the present (Journal of social political and economic studies, monograph series, Vol. 37). Washington, DC: Scott Townsend Press.Google Scholar
- Woodley of Menie, M.A., Dutton, E., Figueredo, A.J., Carl, N., Debes, F., Hertler, S. … Rindermann, H. (2018a). Communicating intelligence research: Media misrepresentation, the Gould effect, and unexpected forces. Intelligence (in press).Google Scholar
- Woodley of Menie, M.A., Sarraf, M. A., Peñaherrera-Aguirre, M., Fernandes, H.B.F., & Becker, D. (2018b). What caused over a century of decline in general intelligence? Testing predictions from the genetic selection and neurotoxin hypotheses. Evolutionary Psychological Science (in press).Google Scholar