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Heather Adams
PO Box 578114
Modesto, CA 95357
Fax: 209-342-0779
Email: hadams0778@sbcglobal.net
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Academic Interests
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Behavioral Endocrinology
  • Male and Female Mating Behaviors
  • Risky Sexual Behaviors
  • Unconventional Relationships
  • Attraction
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Current Studies
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Education
    Seeking PhD program
  • M.A. Psychology, 2010
    CSU Stanislaus, Turlock California
  • B.A. Psychology and Social Relations, Minor Criminology, Law and Society 1998
    University of California, Irvine; Irvine California
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Teaching Experience
  • Fall 2008:
  • Teaching Assistant- Modesto Junior College, Intro to Research Methods
  • Teaching Assistant- CSU, Stanislaus, Drugs and Behavior
  • Teaching Assistant- CSU, Stanislaus, Human Sexuality
  • Research Assistant- CSU, Stanislaus, Working with Dr. Victor Luevano
  • Spring 2008:
  • Teaching Assistant- Modesto Junior College, Intro to Research Methods
  • Teaching Assistant- CSU, Stanislaus, Intro to Research Methods
  • Teaching Assistant- CSU, Stanislaus, Intimate Relations
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Posters, Papers, Presentations, and Awards
  • Masters Thesis
    2010, Turlock, California
    "It's that time of the month: The effect of hormonal shifts on mate value, depressive symptomology, and short term mating orientation”
  • APA Convention-Poster Presentation
    2010 San Diego, California
    "Differences between Friends-with-Benefits and Long-Term Relationships”
  • HBES Convention-Poster Presentation
    2010 Eugene, Oregon
    "I want what I want when I want it: How mating strategy, self-perceived mating success, biological sex, and circumstance affect preferences for mate traits”
  • Student Research Competition- College (2nd Place) and State Level (1st Place)
    Spring 2010 San Jose, California
    “What’s so casual about it?: Differences between Friends-with-Benefits, casual sexual, and long term relationships”
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology National Convention-Poster Presentation
    2010 Las Vegas, Nevada
    “One of these things is not like the other: Differences in sexual satisfaction in friends-with-benefits relationships compared to long-term and casual sex relationships”
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology National Convention- Poster Presentation
    2010 Las Vegas, Nevada
    “I just want to be friends: Characteristics of females who participate in friends-with-benefits relationships”
  • Western Psychological Association Convention-Poster Presentation
    Spring 2009, Portland, Oregon
    “The meat-market of mating: Factors influencing mate selection”
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology National Convention-Poster Presentation
    2009 Tampa, Florida
    “Five signs that he’s looking for a one-night-stand: Physiological and psychological correlates of sociosexuality”
  • Student Research Competition- College (3rd Place) and State Level
    Spring 2009 Los Angeles, California
    “Five signs that he’s looking for a one-night-stand: Physiological and psychological correlates of sociosexuality”
  • RSCA Week-Poster Presentation
    Fall 2008, CSU Stanislaus
    “The relationship of androgen levels across development with attitudes toward sexuality”
  • Western Psychological Association Convention-Poster Presentation
    Spring 2008, Irvine, California
    “The effect of a profiled males income on his attractiveness rating”
  • Student Research Competition- College (4th Place) and State Level
    Spring 2008 East Bay, California
    “Effect of a profiled male’s income on his attractiveness ratings by females and males”

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