Nicholas Christenfeld

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Nicholas Christenfeld is a professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He first joined the department in 1991 and has been a full professor since 2003.

Among other research, he has promulgated the Theory of Deadly Initials and the theory that infants resemble their fathers more closely than they do their mothers.[1] More recently, he studied the tendency of people to choose purebred dogs which resembled them.[2]


  1. ^ Christenfeld, N., & Hill, E.A. (1995). Whose baby are you? Nature, 378, 669
  2. ^ Roy, M; N. Christenfeld (2004). "Do dogs resemble their owners?". Psychological Science (15): 361–363. 

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