BS, MA, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
John got his Ph.D. 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.
- Introduction to psychology
- Honors introduction to psychology
- Social Psychology
- Experimental Methods
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
In the News
July 1, 2019
Professor wins award for excellence in advising
John Edlund, associate professor of psychology, has received the Regional Faculty Advisor Award for the Eastern region of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
April 24, 2019
New book outlines research methods of social and behavioral sciences
A new book outlining research methods for the social and behavioral sciences has been published to help advanced undergraduate and graduate students perform research in the laboratory, in the field or online.