We are located in the Psychology Department at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA. Headed by Dr. Lisa Welling, this lab focuses on factors that affect person perception, individual differences in preferences, hormone-mediated behavior, evolutionary approaches to mate choice, and other aspects of human relationships.
In addition to internal funding sources, our research has been funded by the NSERC (Canada), the ESRC (UK), the ORSAS (UK), and the AIB (USA).
Recent Lab News:
15 August, 2015>> Congratulations to Ph.D. student Justin Mogilski on passing his comprehensive exams!
14 August, 2015 >> Our paper with Molly McGuire, Keith Williams, and Jennifer Vonk, entitled Cognitive bias in rats is not influenced by oxytocin, has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Psychology.
29 June, 2015 >> Justin Mogilski's paper, entitled Monogamy and consensual non-monogamy: Alternative approaches to pursuing a strategically pluralistic mating strategy, has been provisionally accepted for publication at Archives of Sexual Behavior. Well done, Justin!
21 June, 2015 >> Lisa Welling gave an invited talk on exogenous testosterone and men's perceptions of their own dominance at the Adapted mind, adapted body: The evolution of human behavior and its neuroendocrine regulation workshop in Erice, Sicily.
26-31 May, 2015 >> Lisa Welling, Justin Mogilski, Simon Reeve, and Sarah Donaldson presented their work at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society's annual meeting in Columbia, MO.
14 May, 2015>> Our menstrual cycle methods paper with Steven Gangestad and others, entitled How valid are assessments of conception probability in ovulatory cycle research? Evaluations, recommendations, and theoretical implications, has been accepted for publication in Evolution and Human Behavior!
15 April, 2015 >> Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Welling, who is the recipient of the Oakland University 2015 New Investigator Research Excellence Award!
6 April, 2015 >> We are very pleased that Anna Wysocki has agreed to join our lab to complete her M.S. degree, beginning Fall, 2015! Anna joins us from Nova Southeastern University. Welcome, Anna!
29 March, 2015 >> Our paper with Isaac Gonzalez-Santoyo and colleagues, titled The face of female dominance: Women with dominant faces have lower cortisol, has been accepted for publication in the journal Hormones and Behavior! This is Lisa Welling's 50th peer-reviewed journal article publication.
20 March, 2015 >> Dr. Lisa Welling has been nominated for a Department of Psychology Teaching Recognition Award. Congratulations, Dr. Welling!
19 February, 2015 >> Dr. Lisa Welling has been awarded an Oakland University Research Excellence Fund Support of Biomedical Research grant in the amount of $11,400 to study factors influencing sperm quality (Co-investigators: Virgil Zeiger-Hill and Todd Shackelford; Study coordinator: Michael Pham).
12 February, 2015 >> Lisa Welling gave a talk at the Cranbrook Institute of Sciences Love After Dark public event. The talk was titled, It's not you, it's my hormones! Hormonal influences on human mate preferences.
23 January, 2015 >> Our paper with David Puts and colleagues, titledFulfilling desire: Evidence for negative feedback between men's testosterone, sociosexual psychology, and sexual partner number, has been accepted for publication in the journal Hormones and Behavior!
18 December, 2014 >> Dr. Lisa Welling was interviewed by Yahoo News about the potential side-effects of hormonal contraceptive use.
4 December, 2014 >> Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Welling on being awarded an Oakland University Research Committee Faculty Research Fellowship valued at $10,000 (USD) to conduct Summer research on hormonal correlates of interpersonal behavior!
25 November, 2014 >> Congratulations to former M.S. student Mark McCoy, whose M.S. thesis, titled Development and initial psychometric assessment of the Reasons for Pretending Orgasm Inventory, was accepted for publication in Evolutionary Psychology.
30 October, 2014 >> Dr. Welling is now the new Media Relations Officer for the journal Evolutionary Psychology. This position is in addition to her current duties as an editorial board member.
19 September, 2014 >> The Oakland University webpage featured some research done in the lab.
12 September, 2014 >> Current research by lab graduate student Justin Mogilski was featured today on CBS Detroit with Sean Lee, both via radio and their website. Great work, Justin!