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:
25 May, 2022>> Our paper titled "Development and initial assessment of the Partner Exploitation Inventory" by Welling, Wysocki, Orille, and Mitchell was accepted by Current Research in Behavioral Sciences!
30 April, 2022>> Our paper titled "Low perinatal androgens predict recalled childhood gender nonconformity in men" by Shirazi and colleagues was accepted by Psychological Science!
16 March, 2022>> We are pleased to announce that Katherine Sheetz has agreed to join our lab as a MS student starting September 2022. Welcome, Katherine!
7 March, 2022>> Our paper titled "A preliminary investigation into women's sexual risk-taking that could lead to an unintended pregnancy" by Sylis Nicolas and Lisa Welling, has been accepted for publication in Evolutionary Psychological Science!
1 February, 2022>> Our editorial on our special issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior on "Covid-19 and Sexual Health and Behavior" is out and available here.
15 December, 2021>> Welcome to new "mini lab member" Evelyn, who was born on this day to the PI and her husband.
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!