My publications

Frost, P. (2023a). The original meaning of skin color. Aporia Magazine. February 7. 

Frost, P. (2023b). Cuckoldry: Sexual Fantasies. In: Shackelford, T.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sexual Psychology and Behavior. Springer, Cham. 

Frost, P. (2023c). Reply to Kristýna Brzobohatá. Anthropologie 61(2): 217-218.

Frost, P. (2022a). European Hair, Eye, and Skin Color: Solving the Puzzle. Washington: Academica Press. ISBN 9781680538724

Frost, P. (2022b). Humans and the olfactory environment: a case of gene-culture coevolution? Psych 4(2): 301-317.  

Frost P. (2022c) The Problem of Vitamin D Scarcity: Cultural and Genetic Solutions by Indigenous Arctic and Tropical Peoples. Nutrients 14(19):4071.

Frost, P. (2021a). Damunwha in South Korea: A case study of divergences in cognition and behavior. Advances in Anthropology 11(2): 153-162.  


Frost, P. (2021b). Commentary on Fuerst et al: Do Human Populations Differ in Their Mental Characteristics? Mankind Quarterly 62(2).  


Frost, P. (2021c). The National Question (A Response to Frank Salter). Sydney Trads, January 19.


Frost, P. (2020a). Does a commensal relationship exist between coronaviruses and some human populations? Journal of Molecular Genetics 3(2): 1-2.  


Frost, P. (2020b). The large society problem in Northwest Europe and East Asia. Advances in Anthropology 10(3): 214-134.   


Frost, P. (2020c). Ethnic differences in vitamin-D metabolism. E Scholarly Community Encyclopedia.  


Frost, P. (2020d). An Accelerant of Social Change? The Spanish Flu of 1918-19. International Political Anthropology Journal 13(2): 123-133.  


Frost, P. (2020e). Are Fungal Pathogens Manipulating Human Behavior? Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 63(4): 591-601.   


Frost, P. (2020f). White Skin Privilege: Modern Myth, Forgotten Past. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 4(2): 63-82.  


Canlorbe, G., and P. Frost (2020a). How did Whites get their appearance? American Renaissance, March 13.


Canlorbe, G., and P. Frost (2020b). Why are human groups so different? American Renaissance, March 20.


Frost, P. (2019a). The Original Industrial Revolution. Did Cold Winters Select for Cognitive Ability? Psych 1(1): 166-181.  


Frost, P. (2019b). Was Western Christianity a cause or an effect? Comment on: J.F. Schulz, D. Bahrami-Rad, J.P. Beauchamp, and J. Henrich. The Church, intensive kinship, and global psychological variation. Science 366 (6466).  


Frost, P. (2018a). To supplement or not to supplement: are Inuit getting enough vitamin D? Études Inuit Studies 40(2): 271-291.  


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


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


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): e0190238.  


Frost, P. (2015a). Evolution of long head hair in humans. Advances in Anthropology 5(4): 78-88.  


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


Frost, P. and H. Harpending. (2015). Western Europe, state formation, and genetic pacification. Evolutionary Psychology 13(1): 230-243.  


Frost, P. (2014a). The puzzle of European hair, eye, and skin color. Advances in Anthropology 4(2): 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). 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.


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


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(S2): 18001.  


Frost, P. (2012c). Reply to W.B. Grant 'Re: Vitamin D deficiency among northern Native Peoples'. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 71(1): 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. (2011b). Human nature or human natures? Futures 43(8): 740-748.  


Frost, P. (2010a). Femmes claires, hommes foncés. Les racines oubliées du colorisme. Quebec City: 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. https:/

Frost, P. (2008b). The spread of alphabetical writing may have favored the latest variant of the ASPM gene. Medical Hypotheses 70(1): 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(1): 779-781.  


Frost, P. (2006). European hair and eye color - A case of frequency-dependent sexual selection? Evolution and Human Behavior 27(2): 85-103.  


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


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


Frost, P. (2001b). Polygyny and sex ratios. In: V.L. Bullough (ed.), Encyclopedia of Birth Control. 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(3): 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. (1996). L'écart pigmentaire hommes-femmes: perspectives biosociales. Altérités. Revue québécoise des étudiants en anthropologie 1: 1-18.


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


Frost, P. (1994a). Geographic distribution of human skin color: A selective compromise between natural selection and sexual selection? Human Evolution 9(2): 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(1): 507-14.  


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).,5  


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


Frost, P. (1991b). "Mechanisms of sexual egalitarianism in Western Europe": Comment. Ethology & Sociobiology 12(5): 335-336.   


Frost, P. (1990). Fair women, dark men: the forgotten roots of colour prejudice. History of European Ideas 12(5): 669-79.   


Frost, P. (1989). Human skin color: the sexual differentiation of its social perception. Mankind Quarterly 30(1): 3-16.  


Frost, P. (1988). Human skin color: A possible relationship between its sexual dimorphism and its social perception. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 32(1): 38-58.


Frost, P. and 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.


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(1): 87-113.


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.