Dr Kate Cross:

Research Overview:

My main research interest is in sex differences in human social behaviour, with a particular focus on risky behaviour and aggression. I use meta-analysis to examine how sex differences remain stable or change over time, experimental methods to explore how sex differences in behaviour vary depending on contextual factors. I am currently investigation the perception of psychological sex differences and how the size of these differences can be most effectively communicated in the media.


5 (of 21 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for cpc2 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Social transmission favours the ‘morally good’ over the ‘merely arousing’ Joe Stubbersfield, Lewis Dean, Sana Sheikh, Kevin Neville Laland, Catharine Penelope Cross
Palgrave Communications 2019 vol. 5
Human mate-choice copying is domain-general social learning Alex Thornton, Gillian Ruth Brown, Kevin Neville Laland, Catharine Penelope Cross
Scientific Reports 2018 vol. 8
Sex differences in the use of social information emerge under conditions of risk Gillian Ruth Brown, Catharine Penelope Cross
PeerJ 2018 vol. 6
Evolutionary approaches to human psychology Gillian Ruth Brown, Catharine Penelope Cross
2017 pp. 299-313
Father absence and gendered traits in sons and daughters Lynda G. Boothroyd, Catharine Penelope Cross
PLoS One 2017 vol. 12