Martie Haselton


Ph.D.: University of Texas at Austin
Primary Area: Social Psychology
Address: 2325 Rolfe Hall
Phone: (310) 206-7445

Research and Teaching Interests:

Social psychology, social endocrinology, evolution and human behavior. Empirical work explores intimate relationships, sexuality, psychological sex differences, social inference, evolution and health, and the effects of reproductive hormones on human behavior.

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Representative Publications:

Gangestad, S. W. & Haselton, M. G. (in press). Human estrus: Implications for relationship science. Current Opinion in Psychology (inaguaral special issue on Relationships, E. Finkel & J. Simpson, Eds.).

Hahn-Holbrook, J. & Haselton, M. G. (in press). Is postpartum depression a disease of modern civilization? Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Haselton, M. G., Nettle, D, & Murray, D. (in press). The evolution of cognitive bias. To appear in D. M. Buss (Ed.), The Evolutionary Psychology Handbook, 2nd Edition. Hoboken: Wiley.

Griskevicius, V., Haselton, M. G., & Ackerman, J. (in press). Evolution and close relationships. J. Simpson & J. Dovidio (Eds.). APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. American Psychological Association Press.

Gildersleeve, K., Haselton, M. G., & Fales, M. R. (2014)Meta-analysis and p-curves support genuine and robust shifts in women’s mate preferences across the ovulatory cycle: Response to Harris, Pashler, & Mickes (2014) and Wood and Carden (2014). Psychological Bulletin, 5, 1272-1280.

Gildersleeve, K., Haselton, M. G., & Fales, M. R. (2014). Do Women’s Mate Preferences Change Across the Ovulatory Cycle? A Meta-Analytic Review. Psychological Bulletin5, 1205-1259.

Lukaszewski, A. W., Larson, C. M., Gildersleeve, K. A. Roney, J. R., & Haselton, M. G. (2014, March 21). Support for the condition-dependent calibration hypothesis of men’s short-term mating motivation: Evidence from multiple independent samples. Evolution & Human Behavior. Advance online publication.

Fales, M. R. Gildersleeve. K. A., & Haselton, M. G. (2014). Exposure to perceived male rivals raises men’s testosterone on fertile relative to non-fertile days of their partner’s ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior. 65, 454–460.

Holbrook, C., Galperin, A., Fessler, D. M. T., Johnson, K. L., Bryant, G. A., Haselton, M. G. (2014). If looks could kill: Anger judgments are informed by affordances for doing harm. Emotion, 14, 455-461.

Galperin, A., Fessler, D. M. T., Johnson, K. L., & Haselton, M. G. (2013). Seeing storms behind the clouds: Biases in the attribution of anger. Evolution & Human Behavior34, 358-365.

Galperin, A., Haselton, M. G., Frederick, D. A., Poore, J., von Hippel, W., Gonzaga, G., & Buss, D. M. (2013). Sexual regret: Evidence for evolved sex differences. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 1145-1161. DOI 10.1007/s 15008-012-0019-3

Gilderleeve, K. L., DeBruine, L. Haselton, M. G., Frederick, D. A., Penton-Voak, I. S., Jones, B. C., & Perrett, D. I., (2013). Shifts in women’s mate preferences across the ovulatory cycle: A critique of Harris (2011) and Harris (2012), Sex Roles. DOI 1007/s11199-013-0273-4.

Hahn-Holbrook, J., Haselton, M. G., Dunkel Schetter, C., & Glynn, L. (2013). Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternal depressive symptomatology? A prospective study from pregnancy to two years after birth. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16, 411-422.

Hahn-Holbrook, J., Dunkel Schetter, C., & Haselton, M. G. (2013). Maternal health advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding. In M. Spiers, P. Geller, & J. Kloss (Eds). Women’s Health Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley. (pp. 414-439).

Haselton, M. G. & Galperin, A. (2013). Error management in relationships. In J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.). Handbook of Close Relationships. Oxford University Press. (pp. 234-254).

Johnson, D. D. P., Blumstein, D. T., Fowler, J. H., & Haselton, M. G. (2013). The evolution of error: Error management, cognitive constraints, and adaptive decision-making biases. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28, 474-48110.1016/j.tree.2013.05.014

Larson, C. M., Haselton, M. G., Pillsworth, E. G., & Gildersleeve, K. (2013). Changes in women’s feelings about their romantic relationships across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 128-135.

Galperin, A. & Haselton, M. G. (2012). Error management and the evolution of cognitive bias. In J. P. Forgas, K. Fiedler, & C. Sedikedes (Eds.), Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior. (pp. 45-64). New York: Psychology Press.

Gildersleeve, K., Haselton, M. G., Larson, C., & Pillsworth, E. G. (2012). Body odor attractiveness as a cue of impending ovulation in women: Evidence from a study using hormone-confirmed ovulation. Hormones and Behavior, 61, 157-166.

Larson, C., Pillsworth, E. G., & Haselton, M. G. (2012). Ovulatory shifts in women’s attractions to primary partners and other men: Further evidence of the importance of primary partner sexual attractiveness. PLoS one. 7(9): e44456. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044456.

Hahn-Holbrook, J., Holbrook, C., & Haselton, M. G. (2011). Parental precaution: Neurobiological means and adaptive ends. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 1052-1066.

Haselton, M. G. & Gildersleeve, K. (2011). Can men detect ovulation? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 87-92.

Lieberman, D., Pillsworth, E. G., & Haselton, M. G. (2011). Kin affiliation across the ovulatory cycle: Females avoid fathers when fertile. Psychological Science, 22, 13-18.