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). Like us on Facebook!
Recent Lab News:
21 January, 2021>> Congratulations to M.S. student Mercedes (Sadie) Hughes on her acceptance into the OU BCBA program! Well done, Sadie!
19 January, 2021>> Congratulations to Ph.D. student Jenna Lunge on successfully passing her comprehensive exam! Great job, Jenna!
21 October, 2020>> Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Welling and Ph.D. students Jenna Lunge and Ginny Mitchell on being nominated for Oakland University Senate Teaching Excellence Awards!
23 June, 2020>> Congratulations to Jenna Lunge on being awarded the King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship!
23 May, 2020>> A collaborative manuscript by Talia Shirazi, Heather Self, Khytam Dawood, Rodrigo Cardenas, Lisa Welling, Kevin Rosenfield, Triana Ortiz, Justin Carre, Ravikumar Balasubramanian, Angela Delaney, William Crowley, S. Marc Breedlove, and David Puts has been accepted for publication in Psychoneuroendocrinology!
24 April, 2020>> Our manuscript by Mitchell & Welling, "Not all progestins are created equally: Considering unique progestins individually in psychobehavioral research," has been accepted for publication in Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology!
22 April, 2020>> Congratulations to Ginny Mitchell for successfully proposing her dissertation research!
8 April, 2020>> Danielle Sulikowski, Kok Wei Tan, Alex Jones, Lisa Welling, and Ian Stephen have published an editorial for their special issue of Frontiers in Psychology called "Perceptions of People: Cues to Underlying Physiology and Psychology."
16 March, 2020>> Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, HBES 2020 in Detroit has been canceled. However, we will see you in the Motor City in June, 2022!
6 March, 2020>> Our most recent work on consensual non-monogamy has been covered by PsyPost and picked up by Reddit's r/Science.
14 February, 2020>> Congratulations to Ginny Mitchell on the acceptance of her most recent first-authored paper ("Sexual motivation and satisfaction among consensually non-monogamous and monogamous individuals" by Mitchell, Mogilski, Donaldson, Nicolas, & Welling) at the Journal of Sexual Medicine!
22 January, 2020>> Special thanks to the Wayne State University Psychology Department for hosting Dr. Lisa Welling as part of your Research Colloquium Series! Dr. Welling gave a talk on men's testosterone, dominance, and mate preferences.
2 January, 2020>> Mogilski & Welling (2016) has been named one of the most 11 most interesting findings about love and sex in the last decade! Check out the list (it's number 2).
17 December, 2019>> Our paper on Life History Strategy and consensual nonmonogamy by Mogilski et al. has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Psychology.
12 November, 2019>> Lisa Welling has joined the Editorial Board for the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and has been promoted to Associate Editor for the journal Evolutionary Psychology.
17 October, 2019>> The lab was pleased to host Dr. Pat Barclay as this year's distinguished speaker in Psychology! His talk on new developments in reputation and cooperation was well-attended and thoroughly enjoyed by those present.
26 September, 2019>> Lisa Welling presented research on the psychobehavioral effects of hormonal contraceptives to the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine.
11 September, 2019>> A collaborative paper by Delecce, Lopes, Zeigler-Hill, Welling, Shackelford, and Abed has been accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences! The paper is titled "A preliminary but methodologically improved investigation of the relationships between major personality dimensions and human ejaculate quality."
17 July, 2019>> Some of our work on consensual non-monogamy has been covered by Psychology Today.
3 June, 2019>> Todd Shackelford, Viviana Weekes-Shackelford, Melissa McDonald, and Lisa Welling will be hosting the 32nd annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting in Detroit, Michigan from June 24-27, 2020. See you in the Motor City!
2 June, 2019>> Lab members and collaborators are presenting their research this week at NEEPS in Boston. Be sure to check out presentations by Jenna Lunge, Rich Holler, and Justin Mogilski!
29 May, 2019>> Lab members and collaborators are presenting their research this week at HBES in Boston. Be sure to check out presentations by Ginny Mitchell, Jenna Lunge, Rich Holler, Justin Mogilski, and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford!
5 April, 2019>> Congratulation to Honor's student Ashley Harris, who has accepted a Lab Manager position at Wayne State University in Dr. Ana Daugherty's Healthy Brain Aging Lab!
3 April, 2019>> Our paper by Mogilski, Vrabel, Mitchell, and Welling, titled "The primacy of trust within romantic relationships: Evidence from conjoint analysis of HEXACO-derived personality profiles", has been accepted for publication in Evolution and Human Behavior.
20 March, 2019>> We are pleased to announce that Mercedes (Sadie) Hughes and Alex Orille have accepted invitations to join the lab as part of our M.S. program. Welcome, Sadie and Alex!
7 February, 2019>> Ginny Mitchell presented work on disgust sensitivity and sexual risk-taking among consensual non-monogamous individuals at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in Portland. Oregon.
5 February, 2019>> The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology (Editors: Welling and Shackelford) is now available for pre-order!
30 January, 2019>> Our recent paper by Mitchell, Mogilski, Zeigler-Hill, and Welling was accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences. Special congratulations to Ginny Mitchell on her first first-authored publication!