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Oberzaucher, E. (2017). Homo urbanus. Ein evolutionsbiologischer Blick in die Zukunft der Städte. Springer, Heidelberg.  ISBN 978-3-662-53837-1

Edited Books


Buxbaum, P., Oberzaucher, E. & Wegerer M. (2021). Gebäudesoftskills: Die neue Dimension im Bauen zwischen Praxis – Wissenschaft – Kunst. IBO Verlag, Wien. ISBN 879-3-900403-51-5


Kowal, M., Oberzaucher, E., ... (2020). Reasons for Facebook usage: data from 46 countries. Frontiers Psychology.


Journal Articles

  1. Walter, K.V., ..., Oberzaucher, E., ... (2021). Sex differences in human mate preferences vary across sex ratios. Proceedings of the Royal Society B,

  2. Sorokowski, P., …, Elisabeth Oberzaucher, … & Robert J. Sternberg (2021) Universality of the Triangular Theory of Love: Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of the Triangular Love Scale in 25 Countries, The Journal of Sex Research, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2020.1787318

  3. Kowal, M., Oberzaucher, E., ... (2020). Reasons for Facebook usage: data from 46 countries. Frontiers Psychology.

  4. Walter, K. V., ... Oberzaucher, E., … Zupančič, M. (2020). Sex Differences in Mate Preferences Across 45 Countries: A Large-Scale Replication. Psychological Science.

  5. Conroy-Beam, D., ... Oberzaucher, E. (2020) Contrasting Computational Models of Mate Preference Integration Across 45 Countries. Scientific Reports 9. 16885 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52748-8

  6. Oberzaucher, E. (2020). Antoinette Brown Blackwell—The mother of asymmetric parental investment theory. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 14(1), 92–99.

  7. Prossinger, H., Schmehl, S., Oberzaucher, E., (2019). Statistical Analysis of Gesture Encoding: How consistently can ethologists encode what they observe? Human Ethology  34: 173-193.

  8. Eder, S.J.*, Oberzaucher, E. (2019). Getting in touch – Social status predicts physical interaction in classrooms. Human Ethology 34: 159-172.

  9. Conroy-Beam, D., Roney, J.R., Lukaszewski, A.W., Oberzaucher, E., et al. (2019). Assortative mating and the evolution of desirability covariation, Evolution and Human Behavior,

  10. Ehlers, J., Oberzaucher, E., Huckauf, A. (2019). Geschlechterfair geschriebene Texte lesen – wozu und wie mühsam ist das? The Inquisitive Mind, 2:2019

  11. Ipser, C., Radinger G., Brachtl, S., Klug, S., Oberzaucher E. (2019). Transdisciplinary approaches for built living spaces using the example of the qualification and network project „Gebäudesoftskills“ in Framework conditions. Scopes within! - Renovation and Redevelopment. IBO Verlag. 44-48

  12. Oberzaucher E., Rueger, B. (2018) Nudging im ÖPNV. Menschengerechtes Design für optimierte Betriebsqualitäten. ETR Austria 12, 74–77

  13. Masuch, K.*, Schwarzl, C., Einenkel, K., Weninger, M., Girsovics, V. Oberzaucher, E. (2018). Nature Catches the Eye: Human Gaze Behaviour as a Measure for Aesthetic Preference. Human Ethology Bulletin 33:2, 13-21.

  14. Oberzaucher, E. (2018). Celebrating Ethology. Human Ethology Bulletin 33:2, 1-4.

  15. Agnieszka Sorokowska, ..., Elisabeth Oberzaucher, ... and Piotr Sorokowski (2018) Global Study of Social Odor Awareness. Chemical Senses 43(7), 503-513. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjy038 

  16. Oberzaucher E. (2017) Why we do it the hard way: Observational studies tell a different story from questionnaires. Human Ethology Bulletin 32:4, 21-26. DOI: 

  17. Oberzaucher E. (2017) Passing on the Chair. Human Ethology Bulletin 32:2, 1-4. DOI:

  18. Sorokowska, A., .... Oberzaucher, E. (2017). Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 48(4) 577-592 DOI: 10.1177/0022022117698039

  19. Oberzaucher E. (2016) Compromises. The Limits of Democracy. Human Ethology Bulletin 31:4, 1-4.

  20. Oberzaucher E. (2016). Between Phenomena and Science. Human Ethology Bulletin 31:3, 1-4

  21. Oberzaucher E. (2016). Role Models. How We Make Them and Why We Follow Them. Human Ethology Bulletin 31:2, 1-4

  22. Oberzaucher E. (2015). The Art of Science Communication. Human Ethology Bulletin 30:4, 1-5.

  23. Oberzaucher E. (2015). The Biology of Altruism Revisited. Human Ethology Bulletin 30:3, 1-3.

  24. Stephan, P.*, Jäschke, J., Oberzaucher, E. & Grammer K. (2014). Sex Differences and Similarities in Urban Home Ranges and in the Accuracy of Cognitive Maps. Evolutionary Psychology, 12(4), pp. 814-826. 

  25. Oberzaucher E., Grammer K. (2014). The Case of Moulay Ismael - Fact or Fancy? PLoS One 9:2, e85292 1-5.

  26. Frohnwieser A.*, Hopf R., Oberzaucher, E. (2013). Human Walking Behavior–The Effect of Density on Walking Speed and Direction. Human Ethology Bulletin 28 (3), 20-28

  27. Oberzaucher, E. (2013). Wie Steinzeitmenschen in der Großstadt. Architektur im Mittelpunkt.(pp 24-30). 

  28. Oberzaucher, E., Mühlhauser, A., (2013). Evolutionäre Ästhetik. Attraktivität und Schönheit im Licht der Evolution. Journal für Ästhetische Chirurgie. 6:9-12. DOI 10.1007/s12631-012-0218-8

  29. Oberzaucher, E., Schmehl, S., Holzleitner, I., Katina, S., Mehu-Blantar, I. Grammer, K. (2012). The myth of hidden ovulation? Shape and texture changes in the face during the female cycle. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. 163-175.

  30. Pflueger, L.S.*, Oberzaucher, E., Katina, S., Holzleitner, I., Grammer, K. (2012) Are Attractive Women More Fertile? Evidence from a Rural Sample. Evolution and Human Behavior 33(6): 708-714. 

  31. Lenochova, P.*, Vohnoutova, P., Roberts, C.S., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Havlicek, J.,(2012). Psychology of Fragrance Use: Perception of Individual Odor and Perfume Blends Reveals a Mechanism for Idiosyncratic Effects on Fragrance Choice. PLoS One, 7(3): e33810: 1-10. 

  32. Windhager, S.*, Bookstein, F.L., Grammer, K., Oberzaucher, E., Said, H., Slice, D.E., Thorstensen, T., Schaefer, K. (2012). Cars have their own faces: cross-cultural ratings of car shapes in biological (stereotypical) terms. Evolution and Human Behavior 33:2, 109-120.

  33. Grammer, K., Oberzaucher, E. (2011). Die Evolution der Liebe. Der Gynäkologe 3: 8-10.

  34. Oberzaucher, E., Boes, C., Grammer, K. (2011). Sex differences in human ability to discern facial resemblance might be due to female dispersal. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 5(3): 155-162.

  35. Havlicek, J., Lenochova, P., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Roberts, S. (2011). Does Lenght of Sampling Affect Quality of Body Odor Samples? Chemosensory Perception, 4: 186-194

  36. Soini, H., Klouckova, I., Wiesler, D., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Dixon, S.J., Xu, Y., Brereton, R., Penn, D.J., Novotny, M.V. (2010). Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Human Saliva by a Static Sorptive Extraction Method an Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36(9):1035-1042.

  37. Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K. (2010). Immune reactivity and attractiveness. Gerontology 56: 521-524. (DOI: 10.1159/000265559) ISI Impact: 1.661

  38. Windhager, S.*, Hutzler, F. Carbon C., Oberzaucher, E., Schaefer, K., Thorstensen, T., Leder, H. and Grammer, K. (2010). Laying Eyes on Headlights: Eye Movements Suggest Facial Features In Cars. Collegium Anthropologicum 34:3 .

  39. Oberzaucher E., Grammer K. (2009). Ageing, Mate Preferences and Sexuality: A mini-Review. Geronontology 55:4,   371-378. (DOI: 10.1159/000203698) ISI Impact: 1.661

  40. Grammer, K. & Oberzaucher E. (2008): Darwins problem: evolutionary aesthetics and the sense of beauty. Bulletin of the Novosibirsk University. Series Psychology 2:2 85-97.

  41. Windhager S.*, Slice D.E., Schaefer K., Oberzaucher E., Thorstensen T., Grammer K. (2008) Face to face: the perception of automotive designs. Human Nature, 19:4 331-346. Impact: 2.571

  42. Allwood, J., Kopp, S., Grammer, K., Ahlsen, E., Oberzaucher, E., Koppensteiner, M., (2008). The analysis of embodied communicative feedback in multimodal corpora - a prerequisite for behavior simulation. Journal of language resources and evaluation, 41: 4-3 255-272. ISI Impact: 0.634

  43. Dixon, S.J.*, Xu, Y., Brereton, R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Penn, D.J. (2007). Pattern Recognition of Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry of Human Volatiles in Sweat to Distinguish the Sex of Subjects and Determine Potential Discriminatory Marker Peaks. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 87 161-172. ISI Impact: 2.436

  44. Xu, Y.*, Brereton, R.G., Trebesius, K., Bergmaier, I., Oberzaucher, E., Penn, D.J. (2007). A Fuzzy Distance Metric for measuring the Dissimilarity of Planar Chromatographic Profiles with Application to Denaturing-Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Data from Human Skin Microbes: Demonstration of an Individual and Gender based Fingerprint. The Analyst, 132:7 638-646. ISI Impact: 3.272

  45. Xu, Y.*, Gong, F., Dixon, S.J., Brereton, R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Penn, D.J. (2007). Application of dissimilarity indices, principal coordinates analysis, and rank tests to peak tables in metabolomics of the gas chromatography/mass spectrometry of human sweat. Analytical Chemistry 79:15 5633-5641. ISI Impact: 5.214

  46. Penn, D.J., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Fischer, G., Soini, H.A., Wiesler, D., Novotny, M.V., Dixon, D.J., Xu, Y., Brereton, R.G. (2007). Individual and gender fingerprints in human body odour. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 4:13 331-340. ISI Impact: 4.241

  47. Xu, Y.*, Gong, F., Dixon, S.J., Brereton. R.G., Soini, H.A., Novotny, M.V., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Penn, D.J. (2007). Comparison of human axillary odour profiles obtained by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and skin microbial profiles obtained by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis using multivariate pattern recognition. Metabolomics, 3:4 427-437. ISI Impact:3.871

  48. Novotny, M.V., Soini, H.A., Kloukova, I., Wiesler, D., Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Dixon, S., Gong, F., Brereton, R., Penn, D. (2006). Volatile constitutents of human skin: Genetic factors and biochemical individuality. Chemical Senses, 31:5 A43-A43. ISI Impact: 3.031

  49. Grammer, K., Oberzaucher, E. (2006). The Reconstruction of Facial Expressions in Embodied Systems: New Approaches to an Old Problem. ZIF Mitteilungen 2/2006 14-31.

  50. Oberzaucher E. (2005). Eine Stadt zum Wohlfühlen - Was die Evolution uns lehrt. Stiftung Demokratie Saarland. Dialog 13. Rennaissance für Stadt und Region. 21-28.

  51. Grammer, K., Fink, B., Oberzaucher, E., Atzmueller, M., Blantar, I., Mitteroecker, P. (2004). The Representation of Self Reported Affect in Body Posture and Body Posture Simulation. Collegium Anthropologicum, 28:S2 159-173.

  52. Oberzaucher E., Grammer K. (2001). Phytophilie, die positiven Auswirkungen von Pflanzen auf kognitive Vorgaenge. Homo – unsere Herkunft und Zukunft, Proceedings 4. Kongress der GfA 171-175.

  53. Oberzaucher E. (2004). Pheromone und Partnerwahl – Implikationen für die Reproduktion. Journal für Fertilität und Reproduktion, 14:4 40-42.


Book Chapters

  1. Oberzaucher E. (2020) Parental Investment Theory. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

  2. Oberzaucher, E., Atzmüller-Zeilinger, U., Jungwirth, H. (2019). Wiener Schnitzel versus Plant-Based Food. The Transition of Meat-Based Regional Austrian Food to Vegan Products. In DeBacker, C., Fisher M.L., Dare, J., and Costello, L. (Eds.), To Eat or Not to Eat Meat. How Vegetarian Dietary Choices Influence Our Social Lives. Rownman and Littlefield. 59-64

  3. Ehlers, J., Hensel, L., Oberzaucher, E., Huckauf, A.  (2018). Okulomotorik und Lesefluss beim Lesen von Texten in geschlechterfairer Schreibung. In Huckauf, A., Lange, B., Schwarz, S. (Hsg.) Evolutionäre Gender Studies. Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich. 293-307

  4. Schmehl, S.* & Oberzaucher, E. (2017). Ein Sinn für das Schöne – Wie die Evolution die Menschen zu Ästheten machte. In Schwender, C., Lange, B., Schwarz, S. (Hsg.) Evolutionäre Ästhetik. (pp 15-23) Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich.

  5. Oberzaucher, E. (2016). Evolutionary standards of female attractiveness. In T.K. Shackelford & V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (eds). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_4-1

  6. Schmehl, S.* & Oberzaucher, E. (2016). Geboren um zu lieben – Die evolutionspsychologischen Grundlagen von Bindungsverhalten und romantischer Liebe”. In Schüßler, W. & Röbel, M. (Hsg.) Liebe – mehr als ein Gefühl. Transdisziplinäre Studien.

  7. Oberzaucher, E., Muehlhauser, A. (2015). Pheromones. In P. Whelan & A. Bolin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell

  8. Schmehl, S.*,  Oberzaucher, E. (2014). Multimodal communication. In P. Lafreniere & G. Weisfeld (Eds.), Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Approach. 

  9. Oberzaucher, E. (2013). Ethology, Human. In J. McGee & R.L. Warms (Eds.), Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, an Encyclopedia. (pp 234-237). LA, Sage Reference.

  10. Oberzaucher, E. (2013). Sex and Gender Differences in Communication Strategies. In: Fisher, M., Garcia, J. & Sokol Chang, R. (Eds.) Evolution’s Empress, Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women (pp 345-367). Oxford University Press

  11. Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., Reindl, P. (2012) The Future of the Internet. In: Kempter, G. & Weidmann, K. (Eds.) uDay X Technik für Menschen im nächsten Jahrzehnt. (pp 52-58). Papst Science Publishers, Lengerich.

  12. Oberzaucher, E., Keber, A.M. (2011). Immer der Nase nach... - Wie Gerüche unser Denken beeinflussen. In: Fink, H. & Rosenzweig, R. (Eds.) Mann, Frau, Gehirn (pp 51-62). Paderborn: Mentis. 

  13. Grammer, K., Oberzaucher, E., Holzleitner, I.J., Haslinger, B. (2011) Sexy Gehirne - Evolution, Hormone und Denken. In: Fink, H. & Rosenzweig, R. (Eds.) Mann, Frau, Gehirn (pp 33-50). Paderborn: Mentis.

  14. Grammer K., Oberzaucher E. (2011). Why we like what we like: Evolutionary Aesthetics and the Human Form. In: Frey, U., Stoermer, C., Willfuehr, K. (Ed.) Essential Building Blocks of Human Nature. The Frontiers Collection. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 95-108

  15. Grammer K., Oberzaucher E., Holzleitner I.j., Atmaca S. (2011). Dance: The Human Body as a Dynamic Motion System. In: Tschacher, W. & Bergomi, C. (Ed.) The Implications of Embodiment: Cognition and Communication. Imprint Academic, Exeter, UK. 173-192.

  16. Oberzaucher E., grammer K.,  Schmehl S. (2011). Embodiment and expressive communication on the internet. In: Kappas, A. & Krämer, N. (Eds.) Face to face communication over the Internet. Oxford University Press. 237-279.

  17. Grammer, K., Oberzaucher, E., Holzleitner, I.J. (2011). Die Evolution des männlichen Verhaltens. In: Franz, M & Karger, A (Eds.) Neue Männer - muss das sein?: Risiken und Perspektiven der heutigen Männerrolle (pp 229-244). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht.

  18. Oberzaucher, E., Grammer, K., (2008). Everything is movement: on the nature of embodied communication. In: Wachsmuth, I. & Knoblich, G. (Eds.) Embodied communication. Oxford. Oxford University Press. 151-177.

  19. Grammer, K., Kopp, S., Allwood, J., Stockmeyer, T., Ahlsen, E., Oberzaucher, E. (2007). Human Machine Interfaces and Embodied Communication. In: Kempter, G. & Dontschewa, M. (Eds.) uDayV Informieren mit Computeranimation. Pabst Science Publishers. 24-37.

  20. Oberzaucher E. (2005). Die Evolution des Gedankenlesens. In: Geißler P. (Hg.) Nonverbale Interaktion in der Psychotherapie - Forschung und Relevanz im therapeutischen Prozess. Psychosozial-Verlag, Gießen. 143-153.

  21. Oberzaucher E., Ackerl K. (2004). Methods in pheromone research. In: Butovskaya M. (Ed.) Human ethology: modern methods and perspectives. Moscow. 309-323

  22. Oberzaucher E., Tessarek A. (2004). Facial expression research – history and prospects. In: Butovskaya M. (Ed.) Human ethology: modern methods and perspectives. Moscow. 297-308

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