My publications

Frost, P. (2018). Pыжая женщина – уникальна, Cultura VRN, January 15

Frost, P., K. Kleisner, and J. Flegr. (2017). Health status by gender, hair color, and eye color: Red-haired women are the most divergent, PLoS ONE, 12(12)

Frost, P. (2017). The Hajnal line and gene-culture coevolution in northwest Europe, Advances in Anthropology, 7, 154-174.

Frost, P. (2015a). ¿Un pacto fáustico? La Tercera Cultura, February 5.

Frost, P. and H. Harpending. (2015b). Western Europe, state formation, and genetic pacification, Evolutionary Psychology, 13, 230-243.

Frost, P. (2015c). Evolution of long head hair in humans, Advances in Anthropology, 5, 274-281.

Frost, P. (2014a). The puzzle of European hair, eye, and skin color, Advances in Anthropology, 4, 78-88.

Frost, P. (2014b). L.L. Cavalli-Sforza. A bird in a gilded cage, Open Behavioral Genetics, March 28, 

Frost, P. (2014c). Negotiating the gap. Four academics and the dilemma of human biodiversity, Open Behavioral Genetics, June 20 

Frost, P. (2013a). De la pâleur au bronzage. Les idéaux de la beauté féminine en France. In: S. Laurent and T. Leclère (eds.) De quelle couleur sont les Blancs ? Des "petits Blancs" des colonies au "racisme anti-Blancs" (pp. 170-177), Paris: La Découverte, 298 p.

Frost, P. (2013b). Como se llego a pacificar Europa, La Tercera Cultura, July 16 

Frost, P. (2013c). Peau. Couleur, Sexe et Race, in P.-A Taguieff (ed.) Dictionnaire historique et critique du racisme, (pp. 1322-1328), Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2016 p.

Kleisner, K., L. Priplatova, P. Frost, and J. Flegr. (2013). Trustworthy-looking face meets brown eyes, PLoS One, 8(1): e53285 

Frost, P. (2012a). Tay-Sachs and French Canadians: A case of gene-culture co-evolution? Advances in Anthropology, 2 (3), 132-138.

Frost, P. (2012b). Vitamin D deficiency among northern Native Peoples: a real or apparent problem? International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 71, 18001 - DOI: 10.3402/IJCH.v71i0.

Frost, P. (2012c). Reply to W.B. Grant 'Re: Vitamin D deficiency among northern Native Peoples', International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 71, 18435 

Frost, P. (2011a). Hue and luminosity of human skin: a visual cue for gender recognition and other mental tasks, Human Ethology Bulletin, 26(2), 25-34.
Frost, P. (2010a). Femmes claires, hommes foncés. Les racines oubliées du colorisme, Québec: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 202 p.

Frost, P. (2010b). The Roman State and genetic pacification, Evolutionary Psychology, 8(3), 376-389. 

Frost, P. (2009). Black-White differences in cancer risk and the vitamin-D hypothesis, Journal of the National Medical Association, 101, 1310-1313. 

Frost, P. (2008a). Sexual selection and human geographic variation, Special Issue: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 2(4),169-191.

Frost, P. (2008b). The spread of alphabetical writing may have favored the latest variant of the ASPM gene, Medical Hypotheses, 70, 17-20. 

Frost, P. (2007). Comment on Human skin-color sexual dimorphism: A test of the sexual selection hypothesis, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 133, 779-780.

Frost, P. (2006). European hair and eye color - A case of frequency-dependent sexual selection? Evolution and Human Behavior, 27, 85-103

Frost, P. (2005). Fair Women, Dark Men. The Forgotten Roots of Color Prejudice. Christchurch (New Zealand): Cybereditions.

Frost, P. (2003). Review of Human Natures. Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect by P.R. Ehrlich, Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 23(2), 33-34.

Frost, P. (2002). Review of Desolate Landscapes: Ice-Age Settlement in Eastern Europe by John F. Hoffecker, Human Nature Review, 2, 156-163.

Frost, P. (2001a). Modernity and falling birthrates, Encyclopedia of Birth Control, V.L. Bullough (ed.), Santa Barbara (Cal.): ABC-CLIO, pp. 176-180.

Frost, P. (2001b). Polygyny and sex ratios, Encyclopedia of Birth Control, V.L. Bullough (ed.), Santa Barbara (Cal.): ABC-CLIO, pp. 218-223. 

Frost, P. (2001c). Exogenous estrogen and possible psychosexual effects, The Human Behavior and Evolution Society - 13th Annual Conference, p. 73, London (United Kingdom). 

Frost, P. (2000). La Disparition des Dorsétiens : assimilation ou extinction ? Colloque Nord-Laval en Sciences Humaines 2000, p. 19. 

Frost, P. (1998a). Sex differences may indeed exist for 3-D navigational abilities: But was sexual selection responsible? Commentary on "Sexual selection and sex differences in mathematical abilities" by D.C. Geary, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 443-448.

Frost, P. (1998b). Le corridor côtier et le peuplement des Amériques : le cas des proto-Algonquiens, Colloque Nord-Laval en Sciences Humaines 1998, p. 35.

Frost, P. (1997). La couleur de la peau aux premiers regards, Aspects sociologiques, 6(1), 12-19. 

Frost, P. (1996a). L'écart pigmentaire hommes-femmes: perspectives biosociales, Altérités. Revue québécoise des étudiants en anthropologie, 1, 1-18.'ecart%20pigmentaire%20hommes-femmes%20-%20perspectives%20biosociales.pdf

Frost, P. (1996b). Towards an understanding of human skin color in the EEA: Age-related and sex-related meanings, The Human Behavior and Evolution Society - 8th Annual Conference, Northwestern University, Chicago.

Frost, P. (1995). Un regard néodarwinien sur l'écart pigmentaire hommes-femmes, doctoral dissertation Université Laval, Department of Anthropology, 265 pp. 

Frost, P. (1994a). Geographic distribution of human skin colour: A selective compromise between natural selection and sexual selection? Human Evolution, 9, 141-153. 

Frost, P. (1994b). Preference for darker faces in photographs at different phases of the menstrual cycle: Preliminary assessment of evidence for a hormonal relationship, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79, 507-514.

Frost, P. (1992a). À fleur de peau: Gender and complexion on Ile-aux-coudres, Canadian Psychology, 33(2a), 363. 

Frost, P. (1992b). À fleur de peau : le teint et son évaluation dans la psyché humaine, Écologie, éthologie humaines, 1, 7-17 (new series).

Frost, P. (1991a). Attitudes towards Blacks in the early Christian era, The Second Century, 8(1), 1-11.

Frost, P. (1991b). Changes in skin color preference during the menstrual cycle, The Human Behavior and Evolution Society - 3rd Annual Meeting, p. 57, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Frost, P. (1991c). Review of Romantic Motives - Essays on Anthropological Sensibility G.W. Stocking Jr.(ed.), History of European Ideas, 13, 453-454.

Frost, P. (1991d). Review of Society Against the State by Pierre Clastres, History of European Ideas, 13, 857-858. 

Frost, P. (1990). Fair women, dark men: the forgotten roots of colour prejudice, History of European Ideas, 12, 669-679. 

Frost, P. (1989). Human skin color: the sexual differentiation of its social perception, Mankind Quarterly, 30, 3-16. 

Frost, P. (1988a). Human skin color: a possible relationship between its sexual dimorphism and its social perception, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 32, 38-58.

Frost, P. (1988b). Correlation between adiposity and preference for different colors in dolls, Evolutionary Psychology and Psychiatry Conference – First Annual Conference, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Frost, P. & J. Lamontagne. (1988). Une relation entre l'adiposité et les attitudes envers la couleur de la peau: témoin des influences hormonales ? Annales de l'Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences, Université de Moncton, New Brunswick. 

Frost, P. (1987a). Femmes claires, hommes foncés : les racines oubliées du préjugé de couleur, Anthropologie et sociétés, 11, 135-149.  

Frost, P. (1987b). La couleur de la peau humaine: Les rapports entre son dimorphisme sexuel et sa perception sociale, master's thesis, Université Laval, Department of Anthropology, 116 pp.

Frost, P. (1986). Éditorial. Épidiascope, 1(1), 1-3. 

van den Berghe, P. L. and P. Frost. (1986). Skin color preference, sexual dimorphism, and sexual selection: A case of gene-culture co-evolution? Ethnic and Racial Studies, 9, 87-113.

Frost, P. (1985a). Human sexuality and the origins of colour prejudice, Canadian Ethnology Society - 12th Annual Congress, pp. 50-51, University of Toronto, Ontario.

Frost, P. (1985b). Sexual dimorphism in human skin colour, Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology - 13th Annual Meeting, p. 12, Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Staffan said...

How about writing a book on pigmentation? I'm not just saying that because I'm too lazy to read a hundred articles. If you kept it moderately accessible it might just attract a lot of readers given the topic.

Peter Fros_ said...


I have published a book in French: Femmes claires, hommes foncés (2010). An earlier version used to be available in English, but I had to withdraw it because my new publisher wanted full copyright.

Publishing is very difficult in the English-language market. Most major publishers will insist that you submit your manuscript through a literary agent, and your agent's success will depend on factors that have little to do with the book's actual worth.