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Name: Glenn Geher
Academic Rank: Professor
Department: Psychology

Expertise Keywords: Evolution and Behavior; Evolution Education; Teaching; Intimate relationships, Evolution and Behavior; Evolution Education; Teaching; Intimate relationships, Mating intelligence, Social perception

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: Glenn Geher is Professor and Chair of Psychology as well as Founding Director of Evolutionary Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Glenn has taught several courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels – including Statistics, Social Psychology, and Evolutionary Psychology – and has recently won the New Paltz Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, along with the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence from the State University of New York. First and foremost, Glenn is a teacher, and his primary goal is to educate and support his students and work to faciliate their success as they develop across their careers. Glenn’s publications generally address two broad themes – the interface of human mating and cognitive processes (mating intelligence) along with the state of Evolutionary Psychology within the landscape of academia. Among Glenn’s publications are an edited book published with Nova Publishers (Measuring Emotional Intelligence) and an edited book with Erlbaum (Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind’s Reproductive System – co-edited with Geoffrey Miller). Glenn is also co-author of Mating Intelligence Unleashed (co-written with Scott Barry Kaufman; published by Oxford University Press). Glenn is also author of Evolutionary Psychology 101 (with Springer Publishing) and is co-author (with Sara Hall) of Statistics: A No Frills Approach, coming out soon (to be published by Oxford University Press).

Currrent Research: Mating Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Evolutionary Underpinnings of Human Social Behavior; Evolution's Place in Higher Education

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-3091
E-mail Address: geherg@newpaltz.edu
Home Phone: 845-255-1992
Personal Web Site: http://www.glenngeher.com

Education

Colleges/
Universities
Attended
Dates
Attended
Degree
Conferred
Year
Conferred
Major
Subject
University of New Hampshire 9/92-5/97 PhD 1997 Social Psychology
University of Connecticut 9/88-5/91 BA, with Honors 1992 Psychology
University of New Hampshire 9/92-5/97 MA 1994 Social Psychology

Awards/Grants/Honors

1997: Sigma Xi outstanding dissertation award, University of New Hampshire, 1997;

2008: Co-PI on National Science Foundation grant: Expanding Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Organizational Memberships

Human Behavior and Evolution Society

NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (Founder; Past-President); NEEPS was founded at SUNY New Paltz in 2007

Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium - Founding Director; 2008-present

Publications

• Geher, G., Carmen, R., Guitar, A., Gangemi, B., Sancak Aydin, G., and Shimkus, A. (2015) The evolutionary psychology of small-scale versus large-scale politics: Ancestral conditions did not include large-scale politics. European Journal of Social Psychology, doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2158.; pdf

• Shimkus, A., & Geher, G. (2015). The ethologist’s corner. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30, 16-19.

• Geher, G. (2015). I’m glad that Darwin didn’t crawl into a hole: A response to Meredith’s “A Journal of One’s Own.” Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 9, 770-80.

• Kruger, D.J., Fisher, M.L., Fitzgerald, C.J., Garcia, J.R., Geher, G., & Guitar, A.E. (2015). Sexual and emotional aspects are distinct components of infidelity and unique predictors of anticipated distress. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1, 44-51.

• Dillon, H. M., Adair, L. E., Geher, G., Wang, Z., & Strouts, P. H. (2015). Playing smart: The mating game and mating intelligence. Current Psychology.

• Johnsen, L. L., Guitar, A. E., & Geher, G. (2015). Divorce patterns and the male-to female mortality ratio: is midlife crisis the death of men? EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(2), 33-41.

2014

• Geher, G. (2014). Evolutionary Psychology 101. New York: Springer.

• Geher, G., & Hall, S. E. (2014). Straightforward Statistics: Understanding the Tools of Research. New York: Oxford University Press.

• Hinshaw, J., Reinbold, T., Geher, M., & Geher, G. (2014). Are Women Given Voice at Psychology Conferences? A Content Analysis of Gender of Presenter at Major Evolutionist and General Psychology Conferences. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(2), 17-22.

• Geher, G. (Ed., 2014). The future of evolutionary studies in higher education. Special issue of EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium.

• Geher, G. & Wilson, D. S. (2014). EvoS in a crystal ball: Lessons from the EvoS 2012 Summit. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(1), 1-4.

• Geher, G., Sokol-Chang, R., & Waldo, J. (2014). Evolutionary studies in higher education: Interdisciplinarity and student success. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(1), 5-11.

2013

• Geher, G., & Kaufman, S. B. (2013). Mating intelligence unleashed: The role of the mind in sex, dating, and love. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press.

• Geher, G. (2013; first published in 2000). Snowshoes. In T. Baker and M. T. Pifer (Eds.), CrossCut: The Voice of a Changing Community. Bangor, Maine: Furbish-Roberts Printing Company.

• Sokol-Chang, R., Fisher-MacDonnell M. L., Brandon, M., Burch R., Carmen, R. A., Glass D. J., Guitar, A. E., Geher, G., Hinshaw, J., Newmark, R. L., Nicola, S. C., Peterson, A. N., Radktke, S., Tauber, B. R., & Wade, T. J. (2013). Letter of Purpose of the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Pschology, 7, 286-294. (SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE FEMINIST EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY).

• Freeman, P. R. & Geher, G. (2013). Do we really need evolution in our psychology classes? A letter exchange between two colleagues in search of understanding. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 5(2), 138-144.

• Jonason, P. K., Kaufman, S. B., Webster, G. D, & Geher, G. (2013). What lies beneath the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen: Varied relations with the Big Five. Individual Differences Research, 11, 81-90.

• Camargo, M. A., Geher, G., Fisher, M. L., & Arrabaca, A. (2013). The relationship between hypothesized psychological genetic fitness indicators and indices of mating success. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 7(2), 138-162.

• Carmen, R. A., Geher, G., Glass, D. J., Guitar, A. E., Grandis, T. L., Johnsen, L.,Philip, M. M., Newmark, R. L., Trouton, G. T., & Tauber, B. R. (2013). Evolution integrated across all islands of the human behavioral archipelago: All psychology as Evolutionary Psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 5(1), 108-126.

• Peterson, A., Carmen, R., & Geher, G. (2013). Ovulatory shifts in mating intelligence. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 2013, 7(1), 66-75.

2012

• Glass, D. J., Wilson, D.S., & Geher, G. (2012). Evolutionary training in relation to human affairs is sorely lacking in higher education. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 4(2), 16-22.

• Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., Dillon, H. M. (2012). Ultimate answers to proximate questions: The evolutionary motivations behind tattoos and body piercings in popular culture. Review of General Psychology, 16(2), 134-143.

• **Trouton, G. T. (2012). Evolving science of the mind. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 4(2), 52-54.

• **Deaner, R. O., Geary, D. C., Puts, D. A., Ham, S. A., Kruger, J., Fles, E., Winegard, B., & Grandis, T. (2012). A sex difference in the predisposition for physical competition: Males play sports much more than females even in the contemporary U.S. PloS ONE, 7(11): e49168. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049168.

• Trouton, G. T., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., Geher, G., & Grandis, T. L. (2012). Olfactory ability to detect ovulatory cues: A function of biological sex, sexual orientation, or both? Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 469-479.

• Geher, G. (2012). Hypocrisy revealed (and thoughts on the role of modularity in evolutionary psychology) [Book review of Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite by Robert Kurzban]. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(4), 511-514.

2011

• Geher, G. (2011). Evolutionarily informed parenting: A ripe area for scholarship in evolutionary studies. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 3(2), 26-36.

• Peterson, A., Geher, G., & Kaufman, S. B. (2011). Predicting preferences for sex acts: Which traits matter and why? Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 371-389.

• Geher, G., & Kaufman, S. B. (2011). Mating intelligence. In (R. Sternberg & S. B. Kaufman, Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. Cambridge.

• Chang, R., Geher, G., Waldo, J., & Wilson, D. S. (Eds., 2011). Special issue on the EvoS Consortium. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4(1).

• Carmen, R. A., & Dillon, H. M., Geher, G. (2011). Nerveless spider genitalia and other evolutionary wonders. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4, 68-70. Special issue on EvoS Consortium (R. Chang, G. Geher, J. Waldo, & D. S. Wilson, Eds).

• Dillon, H. M., & Carmen, R. A., Geher, G. (2011). Creatures of Flame. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4, 173-174. Special issue on EvoS Consortium (R. Chang, G. Geher, J. Waldo, & D. S. Wilson, Eds).

• Geher, G., Crosier, B., Dillon, H. M., & Chang, R. (2011). Evolutionary Psychology’s Place in Evolutionary Studies: A Tale of Promise and Challenge. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4, 11-16. Special issue on EvoS Consortium (R. Chang, G. Geher, J. Waldo, & D. S. Wilson, Eds).

• Platek, S., Geher, G., Heywood, L., Stapell, H., Porter, R., & Waters, T. (2011). Walking the walk to teach the talk: Implementing ancestral lifestyle changes as the newest tool in evolutionary studies. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4, 41-51. Special issue on EvoS Consortium (R. Chang, G. Geher, J. Waldo, & D. S. Wilson, Eds).

• Wilson, D. S., Geher, G., Waldo, J., & Chang, R. (2011). The EvoS Consortium: Catalyzing evolutionary training in higher education. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4, 8-10. Special issue on EvoS Consortium (R. Chang, G. Geher, J. Waldo, & D. S. Wilson, Eds).

• JR Garcia, G Geher, B Crosier, G Saad, D Gambacorta, L Johnsen & E Pranckitas. (2011). The interdisciplinary context of evolutionary approaches to human behavior: a key to survival in the ivory archipelago. Futures, 43, 749-761.

2010

• Carmen, R., Moss Dillon, H., & Geher, G. (2010). History, biology, and politics neatly intertwined: Lee Dugatkin’s newest work as an exemplar of an EvoS education. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 2(2), 67-71.

• Gullickson, E., Rudnitski, R., & Geher, G. (2010). SUNY New Paltz in the Spotlight. In N. Goodman and J. Hildreth (Eds.) Faculty Senate Bulletin (A Publcation of the State university of New York University Faculty Senate.

• Geher, G. (2010). Evolutionary Psychology is Not Evil! … and Here’s Why! In B. Slife (Ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues. New York: McGraw Hill. Reprinted with permission from Psihologijske Teme (Psychological Topics).

• Geher, G., & Gambacorta, D. (2010). Evolution is not relevant to sex differences in humans because I want it that way! Evidence for the politicization of human evolutionary psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 2(1), 32-47.

• O’Brien, D., Geher, G., Gallup, A. C., Garcia, J. R., & Kaufman, S. B. (2010). Self-perceived mating intelligence predicts sexual behavior in college students: Empirical validation of a theoretical construct. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 29, 341-362.

2009

• Geher, G. (2009). Accuracy and Oversexualization in Cross-Sex Mind-Reading: AnAdaptationist Approach. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 331-347.

• Fisher, M. L., Geher, G., Cox, A., Tran, U. S., Hoben, A., Arrabaca, A., Chaize, C. Dietrich, R., Voracek, M. (2009). Impact of relational proximity on distress from infidelity.Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 560-580.

• Knoth, R. L., Benassi, V. A., & Geher, G. (2009). Measurement of the Conjunction Error in Social Judgment: Answer Choice and Answer Justification. Social Behavior and Personality, 37, 481-490.

• Chang, R. I., Geher, G., Waldo, J., & Wilson, D. S. (2009). EvoS for everyone: The launch of the EvoS Journal. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 1, 1-2.

• Wilson, D. S., Geher, G., & Waldo, J. (2009). EvoS: Completing the evolutionary synthesis in higher education. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 1, 3-10.

2008

• Geher, G., & Miller, G. F. (Eds., 2008). Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind’s Reproductive System. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

• Geher, G, & Miller, G. F., & Murphy, J. (2008). Mating intelligence: Toward an evolutionarily informed construct. In G. Geher & G. F. Miller (Eds.), Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind’s Reproductive System. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

• Geher, G., Camargo, M. A., & O’Rourke, S., (2008). Future directions in research on mating intelligence. In G. Geher & G. F. Miller (Eds.), Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind’s Reproductive System. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

2007

• Geher, G. (2007). Genuinely altruistic hominids spotted in New York’s Hudson Valley! Entelechy: Mind and Culture.

• Geher, G., Fairweather, K., Mollette, N., Ugonabo, U. Murphy, J. W.& Wood, N.(2007). Sex differences in response to cues of parental investment: An evolutionary social psychological perspective. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, & Cultural Psychology, 1, 18-34.

• Geher, G. & Kaufman, S. B. (2007). The mating intelligence scale. Psychology Today, 40, 78-79.

• Landolfi, J., Geher, G., & Andrews, A. (2007). The role of stimulus-specificity on infidelity reactions: Seeing is disturbing. Current Psychology.

• Nelson, H., & Geher, G. (2007). Mutual grooming in human dyadic relationships: An ethological perspective. Current Psychology.

2006

• Geher, G. (2006). Evolutionary psychology is not evil … and here’s why …Psihologijske Teme (Psychological Topics); Special Issue on Evolutionary Psychology, 15, 181-202.

• Geher, G. (2006). An Evolutionary Basis to Behavioral Differences between Cats and Dogs? An Almost-Serious Scholarly Debate. Entelechy: Mind and Culture.

• Lehr, A.T., & Geher, G. (2006). Differential Effects of Reciprocity and Attitude Similarity across Long versus Short-Term Mating Contexts. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 423-439.

• Brackett, M.A., & Geher, G. (2006). Measuring Emotional Intelligence: Paradigmatic Diversity and Common Ground. In J. Ciarrochi, JP Forgas, & JD Mayer (Eds.) Emotional Intelligence and Everyday Life. New York: Psychology Press.

2005

• Clark, S. C., Dover, A. D., Geher, G., & Presson, P. K. (2005). Perceptions of Self and of Ideal Mates: Similarities and Differences Across the Sexes. Current Psychology: Developmental, Learning, Personality, Social.

• Geher, G., Bloodworth, R., Mason, J, Downey, H.J., Renstrom, K.L., & Romero, J.F. Motivational Underpinnings of Romantic Partner Perceptions: Psychological and Physiological Evidence (2005). Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, 22, 255-281.

• Geher, G., & White, E. C. (2005). A review of Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth by Matthews, Zeidner, and Roberts. The Journal of Mind and Behavior.

2004

• Geher, G., Derieg, M., & Downey, H. J. (2004). Required Parental Investment and Mating Patterns: A Quantitative Analysis in the Context of Evolutionarily Stable Strategies. Social Biology, 51, 54-70.

• Geher, G. (Ed., 2004). Measuring Emotional Intelligence: Common Ground and Controversy. New York: Nova Science Publishing.

• Geher, G., & Renstrom, K.L. (2004). Measurement Issues in Emotional Intelligence Research . In G. Geher (Ed.), Measuring Emotional Intelligence. New York: Nova Science Publishing.

• Hall, S.E., & Geher, G. (2004). The Measurement of Emotional Intelligence in Children: The Case of Reactive Attachment Disorder. In G. Geher (Ed.), Measuring Emotional Intelligence. New York: Nova Science Publishing.

• Geher, G., & Renstrom, K.L. (2004). Measuring the Emotion-Perception Component of Emotional Intelligence. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychological Research. New York: Nova Science Publishing.

2003

• Geher, G. (2003). Perceived and actual characteristics of parents and partners: A test of a Freudian model of mate selection. In (N.J. Pallone, Ed.) Love, romance, sexual interaction: Research perspectives from Current Psychology. Doylestown, PA: Transaction Publications.

• Bauman, K.P., & Geher, G. (2003). The Role of Perceived Social Norms on Attitudes and Behavior: An Examination of the False Consensus Effect. Current Psychology: Developmental, Learning, Personality, Social, 21, 293-318. (Part 1 Part 2)

• Hubbard, S.E.K., & Geher, G. (2003). Patterns of behavior in children with reactive attachment disorder. Journal of Psychology, 137, 145-162.

2002

• Geher, G., Bauman, K.P., Hubbard, S.E.K., & Legare, J. (2002). Self and other obedience estimates: Biases and moderators. The Journal of Social Psychology, 142, 677-689.

2001

• Geher, G., Warner, R.M., & Brown, A. (2001). Predictive validity of the Emotional Accuracy Research Scale. Intelligence, 29, 373-388.

• Thompson, K. L., Geher, G., Stevens, K. F., Stem, S. T., & Lintz, M.K. (2001). Psychological predictors of sexual behaviors related to AIDS transmission.Psychological Reports, 88, 51-67.

2000

• Geher, G. (2000). Perceived and actual characteristics of parents and partners: A test of a Freudian model of mate selection. Current Psychology: Developmental, Learning, Personality, Social, 19, 194-214.

pre-2000

• Mayer, J.D., & Geher, G. (1996). Emotional intelligence and the identification of emotion. Intelligence, 22, 89-113.