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Cari Goetz

Cari Goetz
Associate Professor, Co-PI

Contact

Associate Professor
Psychology
Office Phone(909) 537-3844
Office LocationSB-503
Co-PI
UEC - Advance Adapt Depth for STEM
Office Phone(909) 537-3844
Office LocationSB-503

Bio

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.

Education

PhD Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

BS Psychobiology, University of California Los Angeles

Courses/Teaching

PSYC 359 Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC 301 Psychology of Human Sexuality
PSYC 424 Advanced Seminar Social Psychology

I mentor students in the Psychology Department's Honors Program: https://csbs.csusb.edu/psychology/students/honors-program
I also mentor graduate students in the MA in Psychological Sciences Program: https://csbs.csusb.edu/psychology/graduate-programs/ma-psychological-science-program
For both programs, I typically mentor students interested in Evolutionary Psychology.

I will be accepting Honors and MA students for Fall 2020.

Research and Teaching Interests

Selected publications: 

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 Relationships36(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 Differences104, 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 Behavior37(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 Behavior33(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 Psychologist65(2), 110-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0018413