Robert D. Mather, Ph.D.

Articles and Chapters

Research Articles and Chapters 
DeLucia, P. R., & Mather, R. D. (2006). Motion extrapolation of car-following scenes in younger and older drivers. Human Factors, 48, 666-674. Link
DeLucia, P. R., Mather, R. D., Griswold, J. A., & Mitra, S. (2006). Toward the improvement of image-guided interventions for minimally invasive surgery: Three factors that affect performance. Human Factors, 48, 23-38. Link
Mather, R. D. (2006, September). Using evolutionary psychology to account for sex differences and similarities in psychological tendencies. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 1-5. Link
Mather, R. D. (2007, April). Toward a unified social psychology: The integrative social paradigm. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 8-13. Link
Mather, R. D. (2007, July). Age and driving behavior: Contributions from human factors. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 24-31. Link
Mather, R. D., & DeLucia, P. R. (2007). Testing for effects of racial attitudes and visual contrast on the speed of a driver's response to a pedestrian. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10, 437-446. Link
Mather, R. D., & Knight, M. (2007, October). Human mate preferences: Empirical validation of dual sexual strategies using FANOVA. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 32-34. Link 
Mather, R. D. (2008). Social cognitive human factors of automobile driving. In S. E. Paterson & L. K. Allan. (Eds.), Road traffic: Safety, modeling, and impacts (pp. 385-401). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. Link
Reich, D. A., & Mather, R. D. (2008). Busy perceivers and ineffective suppression goals: A critical role for distracter thoughts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 706-718. Link
Mather, R. D., & Mather, C. M. (2009). Testing the persuasiveness of the Oklahoma Academy of Science statement on science, religion, and teaching evolution. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 89, 1-9. Link 
Randolph-Seng, B., & Mather, R. D. (2009). Does subliminal persuasion work? It depends on your motivation and awareness. Skeptical Inquirer, 33, 49-53. Link

Mather, R. D., Martinez, A. M., Lord, W. D., & Boudreaux, M. C. (2013, August). The evolutionary forensic psychology of child abductions and child homicides. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 14-22. Link
Mather, R. D., Ray, C., McReynolds, E., & Jones, K. (2015). Longitudinal development of attention to hemispherical lateralization in emotion perception. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 95, 181-184. Link

Mather, R. D., & Jefferson, K. W. (2016, May). The authoritarian voter? The psychology and values of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders support. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 1-8. Link

Stephens, M. J. C., Mather, R. D., & Braly, A. (2016, June). Testing the effects of AMBER Alerts on face vigilance. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 18-27. Link

Mather, R. D., Belden, D., & Sherwood, H. (2017, December). Social cognitive factors of multi-level marketing. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 44-52. Link 

Silander, N. C., Geczy, B., Marks, O., & Mather, R. D. (2020). Implications of ideological bias in social psychology on clinical practice. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Mather, R. D. (2020). The inclusion of conservatives in science: Acknowledging liberal and conservative social cognition to improve public science attitudes. In J. D. Sinnott & J. S. Rabin, (Ed.), The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change. Springer.

Durham, J., & Mather, R. D. (in press). Effect of priming Black, Hispanic/Latino, and White faces on firearm and non-firearm identification. Journal of Scientific Psychology.

Book Reviews and Other Articles
DeLucia, P. R., Mather, R. D., Griswold, J. A., & Mitra, S. (2003). Human-centered design of image-guided interventions for minimally-invasive surgeries: Toward a methodology. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting (pp. 1579-1581). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Knight, M., & Mather, R. D. (2006). Psy (Ψ) Phi (Ф) [Review of A system architecture approach to the brain: From neurons to consciousness.]. PsycCritiques, 51 (46).

Mather, R. D., & Mather, C. M. (2006). The science of human behavior in Oklahoma: Psychology's lost identity. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 86, 97-98. Link

Knight, M., & Mather, R. D. (2008). UnSwayed. [Review of Swayed: The irresistible pull of irrational behavior.].  PsycCritiques, 53 (44).
Knight, M., & Mather, R. D. (2009). Swimming the river random. [Review of Outliers: The story of success.]. PsycCritiques, 54 (18).

Mather, R. D. (2010). Devlin's cubicle and the devil's cube. [Review of What Americans build and why: Psychological Perspectives.]. PsycCritiques, 55(49).

Mather, R. D. (2010). Who said (a falsifiable) what to whom?  [Review of Why him, why her?]. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 110-112. Link
Mather, R. D., & Hurst, A. C. (2011). Friend me, Mr. Dunbar, or at least let me read your book. [Review of How many friends does one person need? Dunbar's number and other evolutionary quirks.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 25-27. Link 
Mather, R. D., & Hurst, A. C. (2011). And a Machiavellian spin doctor shall lead them from the spotlight of the Cartesian theater. [Review of Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: Evolution and the modular mind.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 200-203. Link
Mather, R. D., & Boggess, A. (2011). The implications of automaticity for evolutionary forensic psychology [Review of On second thought: Outsmarting your mind's hard-wired habits.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 204-206. Link 
Mather, R. D. (2011). A new monument to human altruism [Review of Altruism in humans]. PsycCritiques
Mather, R. D., & McReynolds, E. (2011). From the gutter to the stars: The dynamical system of evolutionary forensic psychology. [Review of Sex, murder, and the meaning of life.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 309-312. Link

Mather, R. D., & McReynolds, E. (2012). The world is not black or white: The gray matters in naturally selected automatic cognition. [Review of What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 338-341. Link 

Mather, R. D., & Randell, J. A. (2013). The Psi Phi story of thermodynamic flow and the atoms of our hearts. [Review of Evolution and the emergent self: The rise of complexity and behavioral versatility in nature.] PsycCritiques, 58(18).
Thompson, K. A., & Mather, R. D. (2013). A personality for modern living. [Review of The wisdom of psychopaths: What saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 120-125. Link 
Mather, R. D. (2013). When “Me-Other” becomes “We-They”: The material effects of the social identity illusion. [Review of Social identity in question: Construction, subjectivity, and critique.]. PsycCritiques, 58(22)
Mather, R. D., & Jeyaraj, T. (2013). Of naked apes and hairy markets. [Review of Games primates play: An undercover investigation of the evolution and economics of human relations.]. PsycCritques, 58(20).
Mather, R. D., & Ayers, K. (2013). The business wisdom of Montgomery Brewster's uncle. [Review of Give and take.]. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 23-24. Link

McMillan, S., & Mather, R. D. (2013). Miswired miscreants. [Review of The anatomy of violence: The biological roots of crime.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 1062-1066. Link 


Mather, R. D., & Hurst, A. C. (2013). An elaborate imagining manufactured from symbols and shared with the other “I’s.” [Review of Last ape standing: The seven-million-year story of how and why we survived.]. PsycCritiques, 58(50).


Mather, R. D.  (2014). Searching for Steve Austin and Barry Bonds: Should We Let the Cyborgs Play Ball? [Review of Engineering the human: Human enhancement between fiction and fascination.]. PsycCritiques, 59(5).

Mather, R. D., & Hurst, A. C. (2014) Looking up from the bottom of the family tree. [Review of Sexual selection under parental choice: The evolution of human mating behavior.]. PsycCritiques, 59(19).

Mather, R. D. (2014) The greatest pleasure in society. [Review of Mechanism of social connections: From brain to group.]. PsycCritiques, 59(5).

Mather, R. D., & Hurst, A. C. (2014). The inescapable mental residue of Homo categoricus. [Review of Blind spot: Hidden biases of good people.]. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 1066-1070. Link

Mather, R. D. (2015). If inclusive fitness falls in a forest, what does it mean for sexual selection theory? [Review of Current perspectives on sexual selection: What's left after Darwin?]. PsycCritiques, 60(36).

Mather, R. D. (2015). Planetary altruist brother, can you spare a dime? Cash or check is fine. [Review of Does altruism exist? Culture, genes, and the welfare of others.]. PsycCritiques, 60(40). 

Mather, R. D. (2015). [Review of Murder in the courtroom: The cognitive neuroscience of violence.]. Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books. Link

Mather, R. D. (2016). Cold War diplomacy: Of men, nations, and a bridge from West to East and East to West. [Review of the film Bridge of Spies.]. PsycCritiques, 61(26).

Mather, R. D. (2017). The good Samritans of Old Kew Gardens. [Review of the film The Witness.]. PsycCritiques, 62(14).

Mather, R. D. (2017). The lighthouse of Okinawa. [Review of the film Hacksaw Ridge.]. PsycCritiques, 62(21).

Journal Editorials 
Mather, R. D. (2008, January). Editorial: Filling our niche in 2008. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 1-2. Link

Mather, R. D., & Jones, J. C. (2008, February). In search of the prize: Is conscious awareness a good thing? [Review of The new unconscious.]. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 3-8. Link
Mather, R. D. (2008, April). Editorial: How to cite a Journal of Scientific Psychology article. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 15-16. Link
Mather, R. D. (2008, December). Skeptical optimism: An open letter to new practitioners of scientific psychology. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 46. Link
Mather, R. D. (2011, February). A good day: Reflections on my Mentor, Mike Knight. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 1-5. Link
Mather, R. D. (2011, April). Skeptical optimism and pragmaticism: Voyage of an academic omnivore. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 24-26. Link
Mather, R. D., & Brand, S. (Eds.). (2012). Foundations for experimental social psychology: Requiem for classic social psychology [Special issue]. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 12-75. Link

Guest Academic Blog Articles

Mather, R. D. (2016, March 4). Why is Donald Trump so insulting in the debates? Great Plains Skeptic. Link

Mather, R. D. (2015, December 3). Implementing mindfulness in the workplace--What are the implications? Great Plains Skeptic. Link

Mather, R. D., (2015, November 18). On accepting refugees and comparing Nazis to ISIS. Great Plains Skeptic. Link

Mather, R. D. (2019, April 30). Oklahoma Academy of Science experts discuss COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Academy of Science Website. Link