Sean Coyne

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
School of Arts, Sciences, and Business
Notre Dame of Maryland University

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  My general research interests include the ecological, endocrinological, and evolutionary aspects of social and sexual behavior of mammals, including humans.

My dissertation research focused on the socio-sexual development of juvenile rhesus macaques into adolescence. I am specifically looking at behavioral, hormonal, and genetic factors that affect the timing and progression of puberty, while taking into account how early life experiences and maternal influences may contribute to variation among an individuals' maturation.

My current research utilizes a rodent model to assess the effects of acute physical and psychosocial stressors on economic decision making.