Lars Penke


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Professional Services

Associate Editor: British Journal of Psychology (since 2013)

Associate Editor: European Journal of Personality (2009 - 2016)

Editorial Board: Evolution and Human Behavior (since 2024)

Editorial Board: European Journal of Personality (2008, since 2017)

Editorial Board: Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology (since 2015)
Editorial Board: Intelligence (since 2013)
Editorial Board: Journal of Intelligence (since 2012)
Review Editor: Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience (formerly Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology) (2010 - 2017)
Guest Editor: European Journal of Personality, special issue “Personality and social relationships” (2011)
Editorial Board: Social Psychological and Personality Science (2009 - 2011)
Consultant: Unilever (2009-2013), Universal Studios (2012)


American Naturalist
Annals of Neurology
Behavioral Ecology
Biological Psychiatry
Biology Letters
Body Image
British Journal of Psychology
Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science
Cognition and Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Developmental Psychology
Economics and Human Biology
Emotion Review
European Journal of Personality
European Journal of Social Psychology
European Psychologist
Evolution and Human Behavior
Evolutionary Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology
Hormones and Behavior
Human Brain Mapping
Human Nature
Journal für Philosophie und Psychiatrie
Journal of Economic Psychology
Journal of Evolutionary Psychology
Journal of Individual Differences
Journal of Intelligence
Journal of Personality
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Research in Personality
Journal of Sex Research
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
PLoS One
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Psychological Review
Psychological Science
Rejuvenation Research
Scientific Reports
Sex Roles
Social Biology
Social Psychology
Social Psychological and Personality Science
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK (BBSRC)
Economic and Social Research Council, UK (ESRC)
Research Foundation - Flanders, Belgium (FWO)
Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
National Science Foundation, USA (NSF)
Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Canada
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
McGraw-Hill Publishers
Oxford University Press
Pearson Publishers
Springer Publishers

Public media

Various interviews and reports about my research in television (SAT1, RTL, 3SAT, WDR3, HR3, RBB, Discovery Channel Deutschland) and radio broadcasts (e.g., WDR 5, SWR, NDR, BR, Berliner Rundfunk, RBB Radio 1, ORF [AT], FFH, Radio Energy Berlin), as well as in print and online media (e.g., New York Times (USA), New Scientist (UK), Daily Telegraph (UK), Times (UK), Daily Mail (UK), SonntagsBlick (CH), Sonntagszeitung (CH) Zeit Wissen, Welt, Welt am Sonntag, Süddeutsche online, Planet Interview, Brigitte, Women's Health, Emotion, dpa, various daily newspapers and popular journals).