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Colarelli, S. M., & Arvey, R. D. (Eds.). (2015). The Biological foundations of organizational behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Colarelli, S. M., Roscoe, A., Monnot, M., Colarelli, S. M.,& Ronan G. (2012). Administrative assumptions and some assumption violation effects in top-down selection. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 61, 498-512.

Spranger, J.A., Colarelli, S. M., Dimotakis, N., Jacob, A., & Arvey, R. D. (2012). Effects of kin density within family-owned businesses. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Available on-line.

Yang, C., Colarelli, S. M., Han, K., & Page, R. (2011). Start-up and hiring practices of immigrant entrepreneurs: An empirical study from an evolutionary psychological perspective. International Business Review.

Colarelli, S. M., Poole, D. A., Unterborn, K., & DíSouza, G. (2010). Racial prototypicality, affirmative action, and hiring decisions in a multi-racial world. International Journal of Assessment and Selection, 18, 166-173.

Bressan, P., Colarelli, S. M., Cavalieri, M. B. (2009). Biologically costly altruism depends on emotional closeness among step but not half or full siblings. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 118-132.

Fitzgerald, C., J., & Colarelli, S. M. (2009). Altruism and reproductive limitations. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 234-252.

Colarelli, S. M., & Thompson, M. (2008). Stubborn reliance on human nature in employee selection: Statistical decision aids are evolutionary novel. Industrial and Organizational Psychology:  Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 347-351.

Yang, C., D'Souza, G., Bapat, A., & Colarelli, S. M. (2006). A cross-national analysis of affirmative action: An evolutionary psychological perspective. Managerial and Decision Economics, 27, 203-216.

Colarelli, S. M., Spranger, J. L., & Hechanova, M. R. (2006).  Women, power, and sex composition in small groups: An evolutionary perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27, 163-184.

Colarelli, S. M. (2003).  No best way: An evolutionary perspective on human resource management.  Greenwich, CT: Praeger.

Colarelli, S. M.  (1998).  Psychological interventions in organizations:  An evolutionary perspective.  American Psychologist, 53, 1044-1056.


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