I use an evolutionary lens to study human mating strategies and related behavior and psychology. I have published on the topics of mate preferences, attraction, relationship satisfaction, and mating strategies. My work spans from empirical studies documenting novel cues to short-term mate attractiveness to theoretical articles on the evolution of long-term mating in humans.
PhD Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
BS Psychobiology, University of California Los Angeles
PSYC 3359 Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC 3301 Psychology of Human Sexuality
PSYC 2211 Introduction to Psychological Research
I mentor students in the Psychology Department's Honors Program, typically students interested in Evolutionary Psychology: https://csbs.csusb.edu/psychology/students/honors-program
I will be accepting Honors students for Fall 2023.
Research and Teaching Interests
Goetz, C. D., Pillsworth, E. G., Buss, D. M., & Conroy-Beam, D. (2019). Evolutionary Mismatch in Mating. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2709. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02709
Goetz, C. D., & Maria, N. M. (2019). Who gets mad and who feels bad? Mate value discrepancies predict anger and shame in response to transgressions in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(10), 2963-2982. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0265407518808092
Buss, D. M., Goetz, C., Duntley, J. D., Asao, K., & Conroy-Beam, D. (2017). The mate switching hypothesis. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 143-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.022
Conroy-Beam, D., Goetz, C. D., & Buss, D. M. (2016). What predicts romantic relationship satisfaction and mate retention intensity: mate preference fulfillment or mate value discrepancies?. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(6), 440-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.04.003
Conroy-Beam, D., Goetz, C. D., & Buss, D. M. (2015). Why do humans form long-term mateships? An evolutionary game-theoretic model. In Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 51, pp. 1-39). Academic Press.
Goetz, C. D., Easton, J. A., Lewis, D. M., & Buss, D. M. (2012). Sexual exploitability: Observable cues and their link to sexual attraction. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33(4), 417-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2011.12.004
Confer, J. C., Easton, J. A., Fleischman, D. S., Goetz, C. D., Lewis, D. M., Perilloux, C., & Buss, D. M. (2010). Evolutionary psychology: Controversies, questions, prospects, and limitations. American Psychologist, 65(2), 110-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0018413