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Selected recent publications

Kurth, F., Spencer, D., Hines, M & Luders, E. (2018) Sex Differences in Associations between Spatial Ability and Corpus Callosum Morphology. Journal of Neuroscience Research, in press.

Constantinescu, M., Moore, D.S., Johnson, S.P. & Hines, M. (2017) Early contributions to infants' mental rotation abilities. Developmental Science, DOI: 10.1111/desc.12613.

Spencer, D., Pasterski, V., Neufeld, S., Glover, V., O'Connor, T.G., Hindmarsh, P.C., Hughes, I.A., Acerini, C.L. & Hines, M. (2017). Prenatal androgen exposure and children's aggressive behavior and activity level. Hormones and Behavior, 96: 156-165.

Li, G., Kung, K.T.F. & Hines, M. (2017) Childhood gender-typed behavior and adolescent sexual orientation: a longitudinal population-based study. Developmental Psychology, 53: 764-777.

Kung, K.T.F., Li, G., Golding, J. & Hines, M. (2017) Preschool gender-typed play behavior at age 3.5 years predicts physical aggression at age 13 years. Archives of Sexual Behavior, DOI: 10.1007/s10508-017-1005-6

Kung, K.T.F., Spencer, D., Pasterski, V., Neufeld, S., Glover, V., O’Connor, T.G., Hindmarsh, P.C., Hughes, I.A., Acerini, C.L. & Hines, M. (2016) No Relationship Between Prenatal Androgen Exposure and Autistic Traits: Convergent Evidence from Studies of Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and of Amniotic Testosterone Concentrations in Typically-Developing Children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57: 1455-1462.

Li, G. & Hines, M. (2016) In search of emerging same-sex sexuality: Romantic attractions at 13 years. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(7): 1839-1849.

Kung, K.T.F., Constantinescu, M., Browne, W.V., Noorderhaven, R. & Hines, M. (2016) No relationship between early postnatal testosterone concentrations and autistic traits in 18 to 30 month old children. Molecular Autism 7(15). DOI: 10.1186/s13229-016-0078-8.

Hines, M., Kung, K.T.F., Spencer, D., Browne, W.V., Constantinescu, M. & Noorderhaven, R. (2016) The early postnatal period, mini-puberty, provides a window on the role of testosterone in human neurobehavioural development. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 38: 69-73.

Hines, M., Pasterski, V., Hindmarsh, P.C., Acerini, C.L., Hughes, I.A., Spencer, D., Neufeld, S. & Patalay, P. (2016) Processes involved in the self-socialization of gender-related behaviour are altered in girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Philosophical Transactions B, 371.

Kung, K.T.F., Browne, W.V., Constantinescu, M., Noorderhaven, R. & Hines, M. (2016) Early postnatal testosterone predicts sex-related differences in early expressive vocabulary. Psychoneuroendocrinology 68: 111-116.

Pasterski, V., Acerini, C.L., Dunger, D.B., Ong, K.K. & Hines, M. (2015) Postnatal penile growth concurrent with mini-puberty predicts later sex-typed play behaviour: evidence for neurobehavioural effects of the postnatal androgen surge. Hormones and Behaviour 69: 98-105.

Hines, M., Constantinescu, M. & Spencer, D. (2015) Early androgen exposure and human gender development. Biology of Sex Differences 6(3). DOI: 10.1186/s13293-015-0022-1.

Browne, W.V., Peter, C., Hindmarsh, P.C., Pasterski, V., Hughes, I.A., Acerini, C.L., Spencer, D., Neufeld, S. & Hines, M. (2015) Working memory performance is reduced in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Hormones and Behavior 67: 83-88.

Wong, W.I., Pasterski, V., Hindmarsh, P.C., Geffner, M.E. & Hines, M. (2013) Are there parental socialization effects on the sex–typed behaviour of individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42: 381–391.

Constantinescu, M. & Hines, M. (2012) Approaches to studying early hormonal influences on the development of sex-related variability in human behaviour. Child Development Perspectives 6(4): 407-413.

Golombok, S., Rust, J., Zervoulis, K., Golding, J. & Hines, M. (2012) Continuity in sex-typed behavior from preschool to adolescence: a longitudinal population study of boys and girls aged 3-13 years. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41: 591-597.

Lamminmaki, A., Hines, M., Kuiri-Hanninen, T., Kilpelainen, L., Dunkel, L. & Sankilampi, U. (2012) Testosterone measured in infancy predicts subsequent sex-typed behavior in girls and in boys. Hormones and Behavior, 61: 611-616.

Pasterski, V.L., Geffner, M., Brain, C., Hindmarsh, P., Brook, C.D.G. & Hines, M. (2011) Prenatal hormones and childhood sex-segregation: Playmate and play style preferences in girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Hormones and Behavior, 59, 549-555.

Hines, M. (2011) Gender development and the human brain. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 34, 67-86.

Hines, M. (2011) Prenatal endocrine influences on sexual orientation and on sexually differentiated childhood behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 32, 170-182.

Swan, S.H., Liu, F., Hines, M., Kruse, R., Wang, C., Redmon, J., Sparks, A. & Weiss, B. (2010) Prenatal phthalate exposure and reduced masculine play in boys. International Journal of Andrology, 33, 259-269.

Hines, M. (2010) Sex-related variation in human behaviour and the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 448-456.

Jadva, V, Hines, M., & Golombok, S. (2010) Infants’ preferences for toys, colours and shapes: Sex differences and similarities. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 1261-1273.

Collaer, M.L., Brook, C.D.G., Conway, G.S., Hindmarsh, P.C. & Hines, M. (2009) Motor development in individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Strength, targeting, and fine motor skill. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 249-258.

Mathews, G.A., Fane, B.A., Conway, G.S., Brook, C.G.D. & Hines, M. (2009) Personality and congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Possible effects of prenatal androgen exposure. Hormones and Behavior, 55, 285-291.

Auyeung, B., Baron-Cohen, S., Ashwin, E., Knickmeyer, R., Taylor, K., Hackett, G. & Hines, M. (2009) Foetal testosterone predicts sexually differentiated childhood behaviour in girls and in boys. Psychological Science, 20, 144-148.

Golombok, S. Rust, J., Zervoulis, K., Croudace, T., Golding, F. & Hines, M. (2008) Developmental trajectories of sex-typed behaviour in boys and girls: A longitudinal general population study of children aged 2.5-8 years. Child Development, 79, 1585-1595.

Pasterski, V.L., Hindmarsh, P., Geffner, M., Brook, C.D.G., Brain, C. & Hines, M. (2007) Increased aggression and activity level in 3- to 11-year-old girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Hormones and Behavior, 52, 368-374.

 

Latest news

Review published: Human Gender Development

21 August 2020

A review on Human Gender Development by Professor Hines was recently published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews. This link will take you to the review. Highlights of the review include: Early testosterone (T) exposure and socialization influence gender development. Early T influences gender role behaviour...

Professor Hines on BBC Radio Four Women's Hour

27 July 2020

On Tuesday 21 July, Professor Melissa Hines took part in a discussion on Gender neutral parenting on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour. You can listen here (the discussion starts approximately 23 minutes into the programme).

Meta-analysis by Professor Hines and Professor Collaer

7 April 2020

Professor Melissa Hines and visiting scholar Professor Marcia Collaer have published a meta-analysis in the Archives of Sexual Behavior entitled 'No evidence for elevated prenatal androgen exposure in congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a meta-analysis' in which the potential influence of prenatal androgen exposure on spatial...

Professor Hines gives talk at LIDo teaching week 2020

6 April 2020

Professor Melissa Hines gave a talk during February's LIDo teaching week on her research into Human gender and early androgen exposure. The London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (LIDo) teaching week brought together students from all over the country to listen to 24 eminent guest speakers from academia and industry...

How Large Are Gender Differences in Toy Preferences? Recent systematic review by Jac Davis and Professor Hines

2 April 2020

Former GDRC PhD student, Jac Davis, and Professor Hines recently published an article 'How large are gender differences in toy preferences? A systematic review and meta-analysis of toy preference research' in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour. Follow this link to access the full article.