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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:07am -- kxbwcs
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Northern Illinois Univeristy

(585) 475-7475

Spring 2185
Tuesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Or by appointment.



Research Interests: 
Evolutionary, Social, & Forensic Psychology

John got his PhD in Social and I/O psychology from Northern Illinois University in 2008. His research interests are varied. One of his primary research focuses is in human mating behaviors (explored from the perspectives of evolutionary and social psychology). He is investigating the sex difference in jealousy (both its existence and theoretical origins), mate value (including developing a measure of mate value), and topics connecting distal processes with modern sex-related activities (attitudes towards abortion and nesting behaviors). His second primary research interest is research on basic research methodology. He is exploring consent issues in psychology and medical contexts, the prevalence and management of extra-experimental communication, along with exploring other contextual influences on participant behavior in studies. He also has a number of other research interests including Forensic Psychology (investigating Miranda rights and eyewitness memory), Social Psychology (looking at stereotypes and prejudice), and the teaching of psychology.  

Courses offered:

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Honors introduction to psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental Methods
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology


Recent Publications

Baschnagel, J., & Edlund, J.E. (in press). Affective Modification of the Startle Eye-blink Response during Sexual and Emotional Infidelity Scripts. Evolutionary Psychological Science 

Phelan, N.C. & Edlund, J.E. (2016). How Disgust Affects Romantic Attraction: The Influence of Moods on Judgements of Attractiveness. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2 (1), 16-23.

Edlund, J.E., Edlund, A.E., & Carey, M.G. (2015). Patient Understanding of Risk and Benefit with Informed Consent in a Left Ventricular Assist Device Population: A Pilot Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30 (5), 435-439.

Edlund, J.E, Nichols, A.L., Okdie, B.M., Guadagno, R.E., Eno, C.A., Heider, J.H., Hansen, E. G, Sagarin, B.J., Blackhart, G., Cottrell, C.A., & Wilcox, K.T. (2014). The Prevalence and Prevention of Crosstalk: A Multi-institutional Study. Journal of Social Psychology, 154 (3), 181-185.

Edlund, J.E. & Sagarin, B.J. (2014). The Mate Value Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 64 (1), 72-77.

Edlund, J.E., Hartnett, J.H., Heider, J.H., Perez, E.J., & Lusk, J. (2014). Experimenter characteristics and word choice: Best practices when administering an informed consent. Ethics and Behavior, 24 (5), 397-407.