Dr. Benjamin Winegard
Benjamin Winegard is an Assistant Professor at Carroll College. He completed his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Missouri. His interests are wide-ranging and idiosyncratic. He is fascinated by all aspects of human behavior and enjoys reading history, economics, psychology, biology, current events and other disciplines that he has no business opining about. Ben loves teaching, reading, debating, and working on research projects with ambitious students.
Ben is currently researching the evolution of men’s social behavior, political correctness and sacred values, evidence-based approaches to social problems, and the dramatic story of human progress. He is always looking for students to engage in research. “Conducting research is invaluable for prospective graduate students. Because my interests are myriad, I am wide-open to any topic that interests students. There is simply no substitute for first-hand research experience.”
Outside of academics, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, going on hikes, taking scenic drives, off-roading, and simply being in Montana.
Favorite Quote: “When someone persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?” wrongly attributed to John Maynard Keynes
Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. (working paper). A social science without sacred values. pdf
Winegard, B, & Winegard, B., & Geary, D.C. (2015). Too paranoid to see progress: Social psychology is probably liberal, but it doesn’t believe in progress. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e162. Word Doc
Winegard, B., Winegard, B., & Geary, D.C. (2014). Eastwood’s brawn and Einstein’s brain: An Evolutionary Account of dominance, prestige, and precarious Manhood. Review of General Psychology, 18, 34-48. Word Doc
Winegard, B., Winegard, B., & Geary, D.C. (2013). If you’ve got it, flaunt it: Humans flaunt attractive opposite-sex partners for status and desirability. Plos One, 8, e72000 Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072000. pdf
Ferguson, C.J., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. (2011). Who is fairest one of all? How evolution guides peer and media influences on female body dissatisfaction. Review of General Psychology, 15, 11-28. pdf