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O’Gorman, R. (2010). Terrorism through the lens of evolutionary psychology. In A. Silke (Ed.), The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism (Cass Series on Political Violence). Oxford: Routledge.

O'Gorman, R., Henrich, J., & van Vugt, M. (2009). Constraining free-riding in public goods games: Designated solitary punishers can sustain human cooperation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276, 323-329.

Van Vugt, M., Johnson, D.D.P., Kaiser, R.B., & O’Gorman, R. (2008). Evolution and the Social Psychology of Leadership: The Mismatch Hypothesis. In C.L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Psychology and leadership (Vol. 1, pp. 262-282). Westport, CT: Praeger.

O’Gorman, R., Sheldon, K., & Wilson, D.S. (2008). For the good of the group? Exploring group-level evolutionary adaptations using Multilevel Selection Theory. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 12, 17-26.

O'Gorman, R., Wilson, D.S., & Miller, R.R. (2008). An evolved cognitive bias for social norms. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 71-78.

Wilson, D.S., van Vugt, M., & O’Gorman, R. (2008). Multilevel selection and major evolutionary transitions: Implications for psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 6-9.

O’Gorman, R. (2008). Review of Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition. Human Ethology Bulletin, 23(3), 3-5.

Conner, M., Perugini, M., O'Gorman, R, Ayres, K., & Prestwich, A. (2007). Relations between Implicit and Explicit Measures of Attitudes and Measures of Behavior: Evidence of Moderation by Individual Difference Variables. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1727-1740.

Richetin, J., Perugini, M., Prestwich, A., and O'Gorman, R. (2007). The IAT as a predictor of spontaneous food choice: The case of fruits versus snacks. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 166-173.

Perugini, M., O'Gorman, R., & Prestwich, A. (2007). An ontological test of the IAT: Self-activation can increase predictive validity. Experimental Psychology, 54, 134-147 (formerly Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie).

Eldakar, O.T., Wilson, D.S., & O'Gorman, R. (2006). Emotions and actions associated with altruistic helping and punishment. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 274-286.

O'Gorman, R., Wilson, D.S. and Miller, R.R. (2005) Altruistic punishing and helping differ in sensitivity to relatedness, friendship, and future interactions. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26, 375-387.

O'Gorman, R. (2005). Review of The Paradoxical Primate by Colin Talbot. Human Nature Review, 5, 37-40.

Wilson, D.S. and O'Gorman, R. (2003). Emotions and actions associated with norm-breaking events. Human Nature, 14 (3), 277-304.

O'Gorman, R. (1999). Sex differences in spatial abilities: An evolutionary explanation. Irish Journal of Psychology, 20 (2-4), 95-106.

Presentations

O’Gorman, R. (2009). Do humans’ implicit attitudes demonstrate a preference for kin or friends? A preliminary study. European Human Behavior and Evolution Association Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Ayers, K., Connor, M., O'Gorman, R., & Prestwich, A. (2008). Moderators of implicit/explicit attitudes and eating behaviour. BPS Division of Health Psychology and European Health Psychology Society Joint Conference, Bath, UK.

O’Gorman, R. (2007). The evolution of altruism in an agent-based model: The role of a structured population and fissioning of groups. Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, University of Kent.

O'Gorman, R., & van Vugt, M. (2007). Leadership as a solution to public goods free-rider problem. European Human Behavior and Evolution Conference, London.

O'Gorman, R., & van Vugt, M. (2006). Functions of leadership: An evolutionary approach. Evolution and group processes: Darwin's great idea, an EAESP workshop, Canterbury, UK.

Perugini, M., Prestwich, A., & O'Gorman, R. (2006). The gatekeeper: Individual differences in evaluative associations are essential in the chain from perception to behaviour. European Conference of Personality, Athens, Greece.

O'Gorman, R. and van Vugt, M. (2006). Functions of leadership: An evolutionary approach. Human Behavior and Evolution Society annual conference, Philadelphia, USA.

Perugini, M., O'Gorman, R. and Conner, M. (2005). Moderators of the predictive validity of implicit and explicit attitude measures: Predicting sweets consumption. Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, New Orleans, USA.

O'Gorman, R. (2004). The evolution of cooperation. An afternoon of game theory, University of Essex cross-departmental symposium, UK.

O'Gorman, R., Perugini, M. and Conner, M. (2004). Predictive validity of implicit attitude measures: An application to sweets consumption. BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.

O'Gorman, R. and Wilson, D.S. (2003). Policing as a mechanism to facilitate social norms: An agent-based model. Departmental symposium, SUNY Binghamton, NY, USA.

O'Gorman, R. and Wilson, D.S. (2002). Policing as a group-adaptive mechanism to facilitate social norms: An agent-based model. Human Behavior and Evolution Society annual conference, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Wilson, D.S. and O'Gorman, R. (2002). Emotions and actions associated with norm-breaking events. Human Behavior and Evolution Society annual conference, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

O'Gorman, R. and Wilson, D.S. (2001). Individual differences, social norms, and the performance of task-oriented groups. Human Behavior and Evolution Society annual conference, London, U.K.

O'Gorman, R. (2000). Superior recall of normative social information: An evolutionary hypothesis. Human Behavior and Evolution Society annual conference, Amherst, MA, USA.

O'Gorman, R. (1999). Negative opinion as a form of policing in human groups. Departmental symposium, SUNY Binghamton, NY, USA.

O'Gorman, R. (1997). An examination of the role of postural congruence in dyadic interactions with regard to relational communication aspects. European Congress of Psychology annual conference, Dublin, Ireland.

O'Gorman, R. (1996). An examination of the role of postural congruence in dyadic interactions with regard to relational communication aspects. Psychology Society of Ireland annual conference, Waterford, Ireland.

O'Gorman, R. (1996). An examination of the role of postural congruence in dyadic interactions with regard to relational communication aspects. Psychology Society of Ireland student conference, Galway, Ireland.

O'Gorman, R. (1993). The relationship of death anxiety, locus of control, and self-efficacy. Psychology Society of Ireland student conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.