The scientific process is imperfect. My goal is to make it better. To this end, I study how various factors affect the efficiency and reliability of science. Currently, I am investigating how competition between scientists and study-population diversity affect scientific inference.
My work is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on research and methods from psychology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology. If you have similar interests or questions about my research, please feel free to contact me via email.
*Frankenhuis, W. E.,*Tiokhin, L. (provisionally accepted). Bridging evolutionary biology and developmental psychology: Toward an enduring theoretical infrastructure. Child Development. *Equal contributions. [commentary on Bjorklund, 2017]
Tiokhin, L., Hruschka, D. (2017). No evidence that an Ebola outbreak influenced voting preferences in the 2014 elections after controlling for time-series autocorrelation: a commentary on Beall, Hofer, and Schaller (2016). Psychological Science.
Tiokhin, L. (2016). Do symptoms of illness serve signaling functions? (Hint: Yes). The Quarterly Review of Biology, 2, 177-195
Fessler, D.M.T., Holbrook, C., Tiokhin, L., & Snyder J. (2014). Sizing up Helen: Nonviolent physical risk-taking enhances the envisioned bodily formidability of women. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology
Fessler, D.M.T., Tiokhin, L., Holbrook, C., Gervais, M., & Snyder J. (2014). Foundations of The Crazy Bastard Hypothesis: Nonviolent physical risk-taking enhances conceptualized formidability. Evolution & Human Behavior, 35, 26-33
Snyder, J., Fessler, D.M.T., Tiokhin, L., Frederick, D., Lee, S.W., & Navarrete, C.D. (2011). Trade-offs in a dangerous world: Women’s fear of crime predicts preferences for aggressive and formidable mates. Evolution & Human Behavior, 32, 127-137
2017. Radboud University Colloquium Grant
2017. Radboud University Teaching Grant
2017. ASU SHESC Research Grant 2
2017. ASU SHESC Research Grant 1
2016. NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2016. ASU SHESC Research Grant
2015. NSF/NESCent Funded Fellowship in Evolutionary Medicine
2015. Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship, Indonesia
2014 - 2018. ASU Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship
2014. NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2011. NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2010 - 2011. UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Fellowship
2010 - 2011. UCLA Academic Advancement Program Rothman Family Scholarship
2008 - 2009. UCLA Academic Advancement Program Council Scholarship
2007 - 2010. UCLA Dean's Honors List