9 December, 2016 >> Congratulations to Ginny Mitchell on successfully proposing her M.S. thesis to her committee! Well done, Ginny!
18 November, 2016 >> Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Welling, who has been nominated for a Senate Teaching Excellence Award!
14 November, 2016>> Congratulations to Justin Mogilski and Ginny Mitchell on winning Provost Graduate Student Research Awards, each valued at $2000!
5 November, 2016>> Justin Mogilski is giving an invited symposium talk on sex differences in jealousy within monogamous and consensually non-monogamous romantic relationships at the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists' meeting in Asheville, NC.
19 October, 2016>>Congratulations to Sarah Donaldson on having her first first-authored publication accepted! The Influence of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Mating Psychology Among Post-Menopausal Women is now in press at Personality and Individual Differences. 17 October, 2016 >>Congratulations to Simon Reeve for passing his proposal defense this morning. Simon is now ABD (All But Dissertation). Great job, Simon!
16 October, 2016>> Our paper with Alex Hill and others, titledAre there vocal cues to human developmental stability? Relationships between facial fluctuating asymmetry and voice attractiveness, has been accepted for publication in Evolution and Human Behavior.
15 August, 2016 >> Congratulations to lab alumna Bethany Bengry on starting the School Psychology Ph.D. program at Central Michigan University!
2 August, 2016>> Our paper with Brian Bird, Justin Carre, and others, titled Effects of exogenous testosterone and mating context on men's preferences for female facial femininity, has been accepted for publication at Hormones and Behavior.
28 July, 2016 >> Congratulations to Sarah Donaldson on officially defending her M.S. thesis!
29 June-2 July, 2016 >> Lisa Welling, Justin Mogilski, and Sarah Donaldson each presented well-received talks at the annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference, which was hosted in Vancouver, B.C. this year.
24 June, 2016>> Lisa Welling's paper, titledSynthetic hormone dose in hormonal contraceptives predicts individual differences in personality, has been accepted for publication in Social Behavior Research and Practice.
4 June, 2016 >> Simon Reeve's paper with Kristine Kelly and Lisa Welling, titledThe Effect of Mate Value Feedback on Women's Mating Aspirations and Mate Preference, has been accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences.
28 May, 2016 >> Sylis Nicolas' and Lisa Welling's paper on acceptance of cosmetic surgery across the menstrual cycle has been covered by the Times UK.
1 December, 2015 >>Congratulations to Ph.D. student Justin Mogilski, who has successfully proposed his dissertation research! Justin is now "all but dissertation" and is one step closer to being Dr. Mogilski.
30 November, 2015>>Former student Mark McCoy's M.S. thesis has been covered by IFLS. 23 November, 2015>> Lisa Welling and the other TEDxOakland speakers were interviewed by WXOU.
20 November, 2015>> Lisa Welling's paper with Ben Moreau, Brian Bird, Steve Hansen, and Justin Carré, titled Exogenous testosterone increases men's perceptions of their own physical dominance, has been accepted for publication in Psychoneuroendocrinology.
6 November, 2015 >> Congratulations to Ph.D. student Simon Reeve on passing his comprehensive exams!
23 October, 2015 >> Dr. Lisa Welling presented her work to a sold-out crowd of approximately 1000 people at the TEDxOakland event! Oakland University played host to a wide variety of speakers and entertainers on the day and TEDxOakland was a tremendous success. Dr. Welling's talk was titled It's not you, it's my hormones! The influence of testosterone on romantic partner preferences.
15 October, 2015 >> The Lab was represented by graduate student Simon Reeve, Research Assistant Rachel Shango, and former-RA Jonathan Saulter at the Cranbrook Institute of Science Fright After Dark public science event! These three lab members collected data from the general public and presented past research.
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 Science's Love After Dark public event. The talk was titled, It's not you, it's my hormones! Hormonal influences on human mate preferences. Also, research by Dr. Lisa Welling, former student Mark McCoy, and Dr. Todd Shackelford was featured today on Javier Yanes' Ciencias Mixtas science blog.
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.
5 September, 2014 >> Some of Lisa Welling's work has been covered by Shape Magazine. 14 August, 2014 >> A research collaboration with Dr. David Geary and others on women's preferences for masculine traits being disrupted by images of male-on-female aggression has been accepted for publication in PLoS One.
23 May, 2014 >> Congratulations to MS student Mark McCoy on successfully defending his Masters Thesis today!
10 May, 2014 >>Dr. Lisa Welling has joined the editorial board for the academic journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. This is a new journal published by Springer that aims to publish empirical research, theoretical contributions, literature reviews, and commentaries addressing human and nonhuman evolved psychology and behavior. The first issue of the journal will be published in March, 2015.
9 May, 2014 >> Honors student and recent graduate, Jonathan Saulter, presented his honors thesis on the effects of competition on face preferences at the 22nd annual Meeting of Minds conference in Rochester, MI.
7 May, 2014 >> Congratulations to our RA, Deanna Katto, who has received a Summer internship to work with Dr. Steve Stanton and Dr. Karen Markel on a project on consumer psychology!
2 May, 2014 >> Justin Molgilski presented work on differences in implicit versus explicit bias when investigating sex-based differences in emotional and sexual infidelity at the Midwestern Psychological Association's annual meeting in Chicago, IL.
23 April, 2014 >> Dr. Lisa Welling has joined the editorial board for the academic journal Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. This is a new journal published by Springer that aims to publish research on evolutionary aspects of human behavior, with emphasis on studies that also address physiological mechanisms (e.g., neurobiological, hormonal, immunological). The first issue of the journal will be published in March, 2015 (4 issues per year).
22 April, 2014 >> Work Justin Mogilski published with Dr. Susan Hughes on men and women altering their voices to increase their sexual attractiveness has been featured in many news outlets, including Time Magazine, CBS News, and Science World Report. Well done, Justin!
14 April, 2014 >> We are very happy to announce that Simon Reeve has accepted a Ph.D. position in our lab starting in the Autumn semester. Simon joins us from Western Illinois University by way of the UK. Welcome, Simon!
11 April, 2014 >> Justin Mogilski and Sylis Nicolas presented some of their work at the North-Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society's annual meeting. Sylis received a University Research Counsel Student Travel Award to attend this meeting.
27 March, 2014 >> Congratulations to Sylis Nicolas on the acceptance of her chapter, titled The Darwinian Mystique? Synthesizing evolutionary psychology and feminism, for publication in the forthcoming edited volume Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology! This is Sylis' first publication.
26 March, 2014 >> Lab graduate students Justin Mogilski, Sylis Nicolas, and Mark McCoy each presented their work at the Evolution of Morality conference at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester, MI. Their work was very well-received by the interdisciplinary experts present. A great time was had be all!
23 March, 2014 >> We are very pleased that Sarah Donaldson has agreed to join our lab to complete her M.S. degree, beginning Fall 2014! Sarah joins us from UC Santa Barbara and the California National Primate Research Center. Welcome, Sarah!
19 March, 2014 >> Huge congratulations to M.S. student Mark McCoy, who has accepted a Ph.D. studentship at Bowling Green State University to work with Dr. Anne Gordon! We will miss having you around the lab, Mark, but wish you all the best as you progress through your academic career!
9 March, 2014 >> Congratulations to Justin Mogilski on the publication of his second first-authored paper! Prioritization of potential mates' history of sexual fidelity during a conjoint ranking task has been accepted for publication in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
28 February, 2014 >> Jonathan Saulter presented his honors thesis research with Dr. Lisa Welling on the effects of competition outcome on men's and women's face preferences at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters (MASAL) conference in Rochester, MI.
1 February, 2014 >> Lisa Welling ran a "Getting into Grad School" workshop with Dr. Cindy Sifonis. Despite horrible weather, many students came and contributed to discussions. Thanks to all those who attended!
27 January, 2014 >> Our paper with John Wheatley and others, entitled Women's faces and voices are cues to reproductive potential in industrial and forager societies, has been accepted for publication in Evolution and Human Behavior. Many congratulations to John on this, his first first-authored paper!
30 November, 2013 >> Our paper with Michael Pham, Todd Shackelford, and others, entitled "Oral sex, semen displacement, and sexual arousal: Testing the ejaculate adjustment hypothesis," has been accepted for publication in Evolutionary Psychology.
9 October, 2013 >> Two chapters written by Lisa Welling, one on female adaptions to ovulation and the other on the evolution of female orgasm, have been accepted for publication in VA Weekes-Shackelford and TK Shackelford's edited volume Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior (Springer Publishing: New York, NY).
18 July, 2013 >> A special edition of Evolutionary Psychology, which focuses on comparative research and features some work by our lab, is now available.
22 July 2013 >> Mark McCoy and Lisa Welling, along with other Oakland University collaborators, attended and presented at the annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference. This year the conference was in Miami, Florida. A great time was had by all!
30 May, 2013 >> Our paper with Alex Hill (Penn State), entitled "Quantifying the strength and form of sexual selection on men's traits", has been accepted for publication in Evolution and Human Behavior.
25 April, 2013 >> Our paper with Michael Pham, entitled "Is cunnilingus-assisted orgasm a male sperm-retention strategy?", was accepted for publication in Evolutionary Psychology. Michael is a PhD student with Dr. Todd Shackelford and this is his second first-authored paper. Congratulations, Michael!
18 April, 2013 >> We are happy to announce that Sylis Claire Nicolas has accepted an invitation to join our lab in September as a Masters student! Sylis joins us from Hollins University.
3 April, 2013 >> Congratulations to our Honor's student, Jonathan Saulter, on receiving a University Research Committee Travel Grant! This grant is valued at $400 and is for travel to the Mid-Western Psychological Conference in Chicago this coming May. Jonathan will be presenting work on theory of mind in bats.
1 April, 2013 >> We are very pleased to announce that Justin Mogilski has accepted an invitation to join our lab in September as a Ph.D. student! Justin joins us from Bucknell University, where he is currently completing his Masters degree.
27 March, 2013 >> Today we, along with the rest of the psychology department at Oakland University, are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jane Goodall! Dr. Goodall will be giving a talk to OU faculty and staff on the importance of animal and environmental conservation.
26 March, 2013 >> Our paper with Leslie Doll (Penn State) on how men's voices predict attractiveness and dominance has been accepted for publication in Human Nature!
7 March, 2013 >> We welcome Dr. David Feinberg, a collaborator who is visiting OU and our lab. Dr. Feinberg is giving an invited lecture on human voices and size perception.
27 February, 2013 >> Dr. Lisa Welling joined the editorial board of the journal Evolutionary Psychology.
28 November, 2012 >> Dr. Lisa Welling has been awarded an Oakland University Research Committee Faculty Research Fellowship valued at $10,000 (USD) to begin work on a project with nonhuman primates!
11 November, 2012 >> Our paper with Ben Jones and colleagues, titled "Salivary cortisol and pathogen disgust predict men's preferences for feminine shape cues in women's faces", has been accepted for publication in Biological Psychology.
5 November, 2012 >> Our paper with David Puts, Drew Bailey, and colleagues, titled "Women's attractiveness changes with estradiol and progesterone across the ovulatory cycle", has been accepted for publication in Hormones and Behavior.
21 October, 2012 >> OU Psychology faculty and graduate students had the privilege of meeting and attending a small dinner with Dr. Richard Dawkins! We are thrilled that Dr. Dawkins graciously offered to take the time out of his busy schedule to meet with us. A great time was had by all.
19 October, 2012 >> Lisa Welling's paper on the effect of competitive outcome on men's face preferences was accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences.
2 October, 2012 >> Lisa Welling's paper on psychobehavioral effects of hormonal contraceptive use in humans and nonhuman primates was accepted for publication in a special section of Evolutionary Psychology devoted to Comparative Evolutionary Psychology.