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

Ph.D., Northern Illinois Univeristy

(585) 475-7475


Spring 2155:



Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 -10:50 am


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

Edlund, J.E., & Hartnett, J.H. (in press). Second Life in the Psychology Classroom: Teaching and Research Possibilities. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies

Edlund, J.E. (2011). Jealousy reconsidered: A reply to DeSteno (2010). Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 116-117.

Edlund, J.E. & Sagarin, B.J (2010). Mate value and mate preferences: An investigation into decisions made with and without constraints. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 835-839.

Edlund, J.E. & Sagarin, B.J (2009). Sex differences in jealousy: The misinterpretation of non-significant results as refuting the theory. Personal Relationships, 16, 67-78.

Edlund, J.E., Sagarin, B.J, Skowronski, J.J., Johnson, S. G, & Kutter, J. G (2009). Whatever Happens in the Laboratory Stays in the Laboratory: The Prevalence and Prevention of Participant Crosstalk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 635-642.

Edlund, J.E., Heider, J.D. G, Scherer, C.R. G, Farc, M.M. G, & Sagarin, B.J. (2006). Sex differences in jealousy in response to actual infidelity experiences. Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 462-470.