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Holbrook, C. & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (in press). Evolved to learn: Emotions as calibrational adaptations. In D. Dukes, E. Walle, A. Samson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Emotional Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Fox, A., Marino, J., Amanat, Krammer, F., Hahn-Holbrook, J., Zolla-Pazner, S.,  Powell, R.L. (2020). Evidence of a significant secretory-IgA-dominant SARS-CoV-2 immune response in human milk following recovery from COVID-19. medRxiv, doi:


Holbrook, C. & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (2020). Conservative extremists are afraid of threats that don’t exist [Commentary]. In A. Lopez, H. Sheikh (Eds.), Extremism in Historical and Evolutionary Perspective. The Evolution Institute. Available at:


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Fish, A., & Glynn, L. M. (2019). Human milk omega-3 fatty acid composition is associated with infant temperament. Nutrients, 11(12), 2964.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Saxbe, D., Bixby, C., Steele, C., & Glynn, L. (2019). Human milk as “chrononutrition”: Implications for child health and development. Nature Pediatric Research, 85(7), 936-942.


Bhatti, P., Delaney, T., Poulin, M., & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (2019). Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) and Father Support Interact to Predict Depressive Symptoms Postpartum. Biological Psychology, 147, 107686.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Anaya, I., & Cornwell, T. (2018). Economic and health factors associated with higher national postpartum depression prevalence: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of 291 studies from 56 countries. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 8(248), doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00248. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00248.


Holbrook, C., Pollack, J., Zerbe, J., & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (2018). Perceived supernatural support heightens battle confidence: A knife combat field study. Religion, Brain & Behaviour. doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2018.1464502 .


Taylor-Swanson, L., Wong, A., Pincus, D., Butner, J.E., Hahn-Holbrook, J., Koithan, M., Wann, K., & Woods, N. (2018). The dynamics of stress and fatigue across menopause: Attractors, coupling, and resilience. Menopause. 25(4), pp. 380-390. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001025


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Davis, E.P., & Glynn, L. (2017). Response to “Cortisol in human milk: The good, the bad, or the ugly?” [Letter to the Editor]. Obesity, 25(7), 1154.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Le, T., Chung, T., Davis, E., Glynn, L. (2016). Cortisol in human milk predicts child BMI. Obesity, 24, 2471-2474.


McKinney, C., Hahn-Holbrook, J. Chase-Lansdad, L., Ramey, S. L., Krohn, J.  et al. (2016). Racial and ethnic differences in breastfeeding. Pediatrics. 138(2), e20152388.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Fox, M., & Glynn, L. (2016). Demonstration of elevated cerebrospinal fluid CRH levels during pregnancy provides support for (not against) the link between CRH and postpartum depression [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 101(2), L5-6.


Yim, I., Tanner, L., Guardino, C., Hahn-Holbrook, J., Dunkel Schetter, C. (2015). Biological and psychosocial predictors of postpartum depression: Systematic review and call for integration. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 11, 99-137.


Holbrook, C., Hahn-Holbrook, J. & Holt-Lunstad, J. (2015). Trait spirituality correlates with endogenous oxytocin. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7, 46-50.


Hahn-Holbrook, J. & Haselton, M. (2014). Is postpartum depression a disease of modern

civilization? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 395-400.


Fessler, D.M.T., Holbrook, C., Pollack, J., & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (2014). Stranger danger: Parenthood and child presence increase the envisioned bodily formidability of menacing men. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35, 109-117.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Dunkel Schetter, C., Chander, A., & Hobel, C. (2013). Placental corticotropin-releasing hormone mediates the association between prenatal social support and postpartum depression. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 253-265.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Haselton, M., Dunkel Schetter, & C., Glynn, L. (2013). Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternal depressive symptomatology? A prospective study from pregnancy to two years after birth. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16, 411-422.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Dunkel Schetter, C., & Haselton, M. (2013). The advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding for maternal mental and physical health (pp. 414-439). In M. Spiers, P. Geller & J. Kloss (Eds.). Women’s Health Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley.


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Holt-Lunstad, J., Holbrook, C., Coyne, S.M., & Lawson, T. (2011). Maternal defense: Breastfeeding heightens aggression by reducing stress. Psychological Science, 22, 1288-1295. doi: 10.1177/0956797611420729


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Holbrook, C., & Haselton, M. (2011). Parental precaution: Neurobiological means and adaptive ends. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 1052-1066. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071  


Holbrook, C., Sousa, P., & Hahn-Holbrook, J. (2011). Unconscious vigilance: Worldview defense without adaptations for terror, coalition or uncertainty management. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 451-466. doi: 10.1037/a0024033


Hahn-Holbrook, J., Holbrook, C., & Bering, J. (2010). Snakes, spiders, strangers: How the evolved fear of strangers may misdirect efforts to protect children from harm. In J. M. Lampinen & K. Sexton-Radek (Eds.), Protecting children from violence: Evidence based interventions. New York: Psychology Press.

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