About the Welling research lab
We are located in the Psychology Department at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA. Headed by Dr. Lisa Welling, this lab focuses on factors that affect person perception, individual differences in preferences, hormone-mediated behavior, evolutionary approaches to mate choice, and other aspects of human relationships.
In addition to internal funding sources, our research has been funded by the NSERC (Canada), the ESRC (UK), the ORSAS (UK), and the AIB (USA).
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Recent Lab News
20 April, 2023 >> Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Welling, who was promoted today to the rank of Full Professor in the department of psychology at Oakland University!
31 March, 2023 >> Dr. Welling was a guest on KPI's Relationship Sciences Podcast, where she discussed the influence of hormonal contraceptives on relationships. You can view the episode on YouTube or listen to it through podcasting platforms.
14 March, 2023 >> Our paper "Sex Differences in the Perceived Advantage of Coalitions of Kin versus Non-kin" by Melissa McDonald and Lisa Welling has been accepted for publication in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences!
13 March, 2023 >> Congratulations to Kat Sheetz on successfully proposing her MS thesis!
10 March, 2023 >> Congratulations to Kat Sheetz on a job well done while presenting research on trustworthiness of online dating biographies at the OU Graduate Student Research Conference today!
8 February, 2023 >> Congratulations to honors student Yvonne Kieleszewski on being accepted to OU's Masters in Public Health program!
7 November, 2022 >> Dr. Welling was a Panelist in the WISER panel on Women in Science hybrid event at Oakland University.
10 September, 2022 >> Congratulations to former lab RA Rachel Shango and former lab Honor's Student Jonathan Saulter, as well as Ph.D. student Jenna Lunge and her new husband Ryan Shelp, on your respective weddings!
19 August, 2022 >> Congratulations to former MS student Sarah Donaldson on finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Oregon! Congratulations, Dr. Donaldson!
9 July, 2022 >> One of our papers by former lab member Justin Mogilski and lab PI Lisa Welling has been covered by Psychology Today.
17 June, 2022 >> Some of Dr. Welling's research is covered in this article from Glam.
2 June, 2022 >> Our recent paper with Talia Shirazi, David Puts, and others, published in Psychological Science, was covered by PsyPost.
25 May, 2022 >> Our paper titled "Development and initial assessment of the Partner Exploitation Inventory" by Welling, Wysocki, Orille, and Mitchell was accepted by Current Research in Behavioral Sciences!
30 April, 2022 >> Our paper titled "Low perinatal androgens predict recalled childhood gender nonconformity in men" by Shirazi and colleagues was accepted by Psychological Science!
16 March, 2022 >> We are pleased to announce that Katherine Sheetz has agreed to join our lab as a MS student starting September 2022. Welcome, Katherine!
7 March, 2022 >> Our paper titled "A preliminary investigation into women's sexual risk-taking that could lead to an unintended pregnancy" by Sylis Nicolas and Lisa Welling, has been accepted for publication in Evolutionary Psychological Science!
1 February, 2022 >> Our editorial on our special issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior on "Covid-19 and Sexual Health and Behavior" is out and available here.
Lab meetings in the time of COVID.
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