Maryanne Fisher is a psychologist best known for her work on women’s intrasexual competition and applying an evolutionary framework to popular culture.
Dr. Maryanne Fisher is a full professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. The majority of her research has focused on women’s intrasexual competition for access to, and retention of, mates. Her first noteworthy contribution to evolutionary psychology was an empirical examination of women’s derogation of other women according to ovulatory cycle phase (Fisher 2004). More recently, she has turned her interest towards maternal competition in women. Other significant contributions include examinations of literature and popular culture, including Harlequin romance novels, co-editing Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women (2013), and editing The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition (2017).
- Fisher, M. (2015). Women’s competition for mates: Experimental findings leading to ethological studies. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30, 53–70.Google Scholar
- Fisher, M. (Ed.). (2017). The Oxford handbook of women and competition. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
- Fisher, M., & Meredith, T. (2012). Five frequent topics of Western paintings: An evolutionary perspective. The Evolutionary Review, 3, 116–124.Google Scholar
- Fisher, M., & Radtke, S. (2014). Sex differences in the topics of bathroom graffiti. Human Ethology Bulletin, 29(2), 68–81.Google Scholar
- Fisher, M., Garcia, J., & Sokol Chang, R. (Eds.). (2013). Evolution’s empress: Darwinian perspectives on the nature of women. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
- Fisher, M., Burch, R., & Sokol Chang, R. (in press). A theoretical proposal for examining the integration of cooperative and competitive mothering behavior. Human Ethology Bulletin (Vol. 32, p. 6).Google Scholar