Katie Adams

Primary office:
(740) 562-3450
Fraser Hall


Research Interests: My research focuses on close relationships and the underlying mechanisms of attraction, sexual behaviors, and short- vs. long-term commitment. In past work, I have investigated the psychological aspects of individuals’ sexual mating systems (e.g., interest in short- vs long-term mating strategies) and women’s sexual motivations and goals for hooking up. My Master’s Thesis explored the effect of sexual music lyrics on desired relationship length. Going forward, I am interesting in researching topics such as pornography consumption, attachment style, and the influence of previous partners/relationships on future relationship formation and maintenance.

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