Alec Beall

Project Description

Alec is currently investigating the role of Oxytocin in physiological (Testosterone), behavioral (eye gaze) and psychological (self-reported sexual attraction) responses to sexual stimuli. He is also investigating the role of women’s menstrual cycle phase on physiological and psychological responses to human infants. His research is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This research is informed by contemporary perspectives in evolutionary psychology and his research more broadly focuses on short-term mating, sexual attraction, parenting, and goal-oriented human behavior.

Research Interests

Mating
Sexual Attraction
Romantic Attraction
Romantic Relationships
Parenting
Motivation
Emotion
Psychoneuroendocrinology

Research Methodology

Eyetracker
Intranasal Oxytocin
Saliva collection (passive drool)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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