Below is a list of select publications. Click each citation to view its abstract and download a PDF of the article.

Andrews, P. W., Bharwani, A., Lee, K. R., Fox, M., & Thomson, J. A. Jr. (2015). Is serotonin an upper or a downer? The evolution of the serotonergic system and its role in depression and the antidepressant response.  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 51, 164-188.


Durisko, Z., Mulsant, B. H., & Andrews, P. W. (2015).  An adaptationist perspective on the etiology of depression.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 172, 315-323.


Barbic, S. P., Durisko, Z., & Andrews, P. W. (2014).  Measuring the Bright Side of Being Blue: A New Tool for Assessign Analytical Rumination in Depression.  PLOS One, 9(11), e112077. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112077


Earn, D. J. D., Andrews, P. W., & Bolker, B. M. (2014).  Population-level effects of suppressing fever.  Proc. R. Soc. B, 281(1778), 20132570.


Fox, M., Knapp, L. A., Andrews, P. W., & Fincher, C. L. (2013).  Hygiene and the world distribution of Alzheimer's disease.  Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. 173-186.  doi: 10.1093/emph/eot015


Andrews, P. W., Thomson, Jr., J. A., Amstadter, A., & Neale, M. C. (2012) Primum non nocere: an evolutionary analysis of whether antidepressants do more harm than good. Frontiers in Psychology 3, 117. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00117.


Andrews, P. W., Kornstein, S. G., Halberstadt, L. J., Gardner, C. O. & Neale, M. C. (2011). Blue again: Perturbational effects of antidepressants suggest monoaminergic homeostasis. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 159. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00159.


Andrews, P. W., & Thomson, Jr., J. A. (January 2010).  Depression's evolutionary roots.  Scientific American Mind, 56-61.


Andrews, P. W., & Thomson, Jr., J. A. (2009). The bright side of being blue: Depression as an adaptation for analyzing complex problems. Psychological Review, 116(3), 620-654.


Andrews, P. W., Gangestad, S. W., Miller, G. F., Haselton, M. G., Thornhill, R., & Neale, M. C. (2008). Sex differences in detecting sexual infidelity: Results of a maximum likelihood method for analyzing the sensitivity of sex differences to underreporting. Human Nature, 19(4), 347-373.


Andrews, P. W. (2006). Parent-offspring conflict and cost-benefit analysis in adolescent suicidal behavior: Effects of birth order and dissatisfaction with mother on attempt incidence and severity. Human Nature, 17(2), 190-211.


Andrews, P. W., Gangestad, S. W., & Matthews, D. (2002). Adaptationism - How to carry out an exaptationist program. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(4), 489-504.