Martie G. Haselton


2325 Rolfe Hall

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, Psychology: 2000
M.A., College of William & Mary, Psychology: 1997
B.A., University of San Diego, Psychology; magna cum laude: 1992

Martie G. Haselton is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Communication Studies as well as ISG. Haselton’s research focuses on evolution and human behavior, social psychology, interpersonal communication, social endocrinology. Empirical work explores intimate relationships, sexuality, olfactory communication, psychological sex differences, social inference, evolution and health, and the effects of reproductive hormones on human behavior.


2018. Haselton, M. G. Hormonal: The hidden intelligence of hormones – How they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Journal Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes (*indicates student first authors who were my advisees at the time the research was conducted)

2017. *Pinsof, D. & Haselton, M. G. The effect of the promiscuity stereotype on opposition to gay rights. PLoS One.

2017. *Pinsof, D. & Haselton, M. G., When Self-Interest Contradicts Ideology: A Reply to Hoffarth and Jost. Psychological Science

2017. Ahlstrom, B. Dinh, T., Haselton, M. G. & Tomiyama, A. J. Understanding eating interventions through an evolutionary lens. Health Psychology Review.

2017. *Gildersleeve, K. A., Fales, M. R. & Haselton, M. G.  Women’s evaluations of other women’s body odor depend on targets’ fertility and hormonal contraception use. Evolution and Human Behavior.

2017. *Murray, D., Gildersleeve, K. A., & Haselton, M. G.  Homozygosity in the major histocompatibility region is associated with “fast” sexual strategies in humans. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology.

2017. *Murray, D., Murphy, S. C., von Hippel, W., Trivers. R., &, Haselton, M. G.  A pre-registered study of competing predictions indicates that men do overestimate women’s sexual intent. Psychological Science.

2017. *Saphire-Bernstein, S., Larson, C. M., Gildersleeve, K., Pillsworth, E. G., Fales, M. R., & Haselton, M. G.  Genetic Compatibility in Long-Term Intimate Relationships: Partner Similarity at Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Genes may Reduce In-Pair Attraction. Evolution and Human Behavior.

2016. Pang, R. D., Bello, M.S., Stone, M.D., Kirkpatrick, M.G., Huh, J., Monterosso, J., Haselton, M.G., Fales, M.R. &. Leventhal, A.M. (2016). Associations of premenstrual symptoms with smoking outcome and abstinence expectancies. Addictive Behaviors.

2016. *Pinsof, D. & Haselton, M. G. (2016). The moral divide over same-sex marriage: Reproductive strategies in conflict? Psychological Science.

2016. *Fales, M. R., Frederick D. A., Garcia, J. R., Gildersleeve, K. A., Haselton, M. G., & Fisher, H. E. (2016). Mating markets and bargaining hands: Mate preferences for attractiveness and resources in two national U.S. studies. Personality and Individual Differences, 88, 78–87. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.08.041.

2016. Haselton, M. G. & Gildersleeve, K. (2016). Human ovulation cues. Current Opinion in Psychology.

2016. Gangestad, S. W., Haselton, M. G., Welling, L. M., Gildersleeve, K., Pillsworth, E. G., Burriss, R. Larson, C. M, & Puts, D. M. (2016). How valid are assessments of conception probability in ovulatory cycle research? Evaluations, recommended standards, and theoretical implications. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 85–96.