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Steven Gangestad

Distinguished Professor

Evolutionary-Developmental Area Head

Photo: Steven Gangestad
Email: 
sgangest@unm.edu
Phone: 
(505) 277-4121 (messages only)
Office: 
Logan Hall Rm 104
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986
Curriculum vitae
 

Research Area/s:

Evolution and Development,  Quantitative Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Social behavior
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Social/personality psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Health related behavior, as informed by Evolutionary Psychology

Profile:

Publicly Available Data

  • Dataset from Gangestad, Garver-Apgar, Cousins & Thornhill, Intersexual conflict across women’s ovulatory cycle. Click here to access SPSS file of dataset. See paper for description of variables (labelled to be interpretable from the paper), or contact Steve Gangestad, sgangest@unm.edu, for additional information.

  • Simulation datasets from Gangestad, Haselton, Welling, Gildersleeve, Pillsworth, Burriss, Larson & Puts, How valid are assessments of conception probability in ovulatory cycle research? Evaluations, recommendations, and theoretical implications.  Click here, here, and here to access SPSS files of datasets (where the second and third datasets include an 8% anovulation rate and recall error, respectively).  See paper and supplemental file for description of variables, or contact Steve Gangestad, sgangest@unm.edu, for additional information.

Selected Publications

  • Thornhill, R., & Gangestad, S. W. (2008). The evolutionary biology of human female sexuality. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Gangestad, S. W., Garver-Apgar, C. E., Cousins, A. J. & Thornhill, R. (2014). Intersexual conflict across women’s ovulatory cycle. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35, 302-308.

  • Gangestad, S. W., & Haselton, M. G. (2015). Human estrus: Implications for relationship science. Current Opinion in Psychology, 1, 45-51.

  • Del Giudice, M., Gangestad, S. W., & Kaplan, H. S. (2015). Life history theory and evolutionary psychology. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), Handbook of evolutionary psychology (2nd edition). New York: Wiley.

  • Gangestad, S. W., Thornhill, R., & Garver-Apgar, C. E. (2015). Women’s sexual interests across the ovulatory cycle: Function and phylogeny. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), Handbook of evolutionary psychology (2nd edition). New York: Wiley.

Courses Taught

  • Psych 200 Statistical Principles

  • Psych 650 topics courses on evolutionary approaches to behavior

  • Psych 650 Analysis of Data

Lab

Melissa Eaton

Nick Grebe

Amber Dukes

I hope to be able to take at least one new graduate student for Fall 2016. A solid background in evolutionary biology strongly preferred.