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! Follow us on Twitter! Check out @wellinglab on TikTok!
Recent Lab News:
26 November, 2021>> Our paper titled "Asexuality and relationship investment: Visible differences in relationship investment for an invisible minority" by Jared Edge, Jennifer Vonk, and Lisa Welling, has been accepted for publication in Psychology & Sexuality!
10 November, 2021>> Congratulations to PhD student Jenna Lunge on being nominated for the Senate Teaching Excellence Award for the third time! Great work, Jenna!
15 October, 2021>> Congratulations to PhD student Rich Holler on successfully passing his comprehensive exam!
21 September, 2021>> A new paper by Shirazi, Self, Dawood, Welling, et al. is now in press at Psychoneuroendocrinology! The paper is titled, "Evidence that perinatal ovarian hormones promote women's sexual attraction to men."
17 September, 2021>> Dr. Welling was interviewed by Discover Magazine about recent findings that hormonal contraceptive use is associated with violence. This story was also covered by Projin News.
9 September, 2021>> A project on psychosexual differentiation of behavior and isolated GnRH deficiency, in collaboration with several other scholars, was covered by Science Blog and Penn State News.
15 May, 2021>> Congratulations to Mercedes Hughes and Alex Orille on graduating with their M.S. in Psychology today! Best of luck in all future endeavors.
11 May, 2021>> Dr. Welling was featured in a video by Mothers in Science on discrimination against mothers in STEMM professions.
15 April, 2021>> We are pleased to announce that Emily Cortes has accepted an offer to join our lab as a M.S. student. Welcome, Emily!
16 March, 2021>> Congratulations to Mercedes Hughes on successfully defending her M.S. thesis! Great work, Sadie!
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).