The Sexy-Valuable Research of Kristina and Vladas

Behold the joint publications of Kristina Durante [Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, University of Texas at San Antonio] and Vladas Griskevicius [Associate Professor, Marketing and Logistics, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota]:

“The Fluctuating Female Vote: Politcs, Religion, and the Ovulatory Cycle,” Durante, K. M., Arsena, A. R., & Griskevicius, V. Psychological Science (forthcoming).

“Boosting Beauty in an Economic Decline: Mating, Spending, and the Lipstick Effect,” Hill S. E., Rodeheffer, C., Griskevicius, V., Durante, K. M., & White, A.E. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2012).

“Sex Ratio and Women’s Careers: Does a Scarcity of Men Lead Women to Choose Briefcase Over Baby?” Durante, K. M., Griskevicius, V., Cantu, S.M., Simpson, J.A, & Tybur, J.M. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2012)

“Ovulation Leads Women to See Sexy Cads as Good Dads,” Durante, K.M., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J.A., Cantu, S.M., & Li, N.P. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2012).

“Ovulation, Female Competition, and Product Choice: Hormonal Influences on Consumer Behavior,” Durante, K.M., Griskevicius, V., Hill, S.E., Perilloux C., & Li, N.P Journal of Consumer Research (2011)

For background on some of their latest adventures, see (listed here more or less in the order in which they appeared):

BONUS (October 30, 2012): The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews researcher Durante, who says she stands by her research “100%. This is theory-driven science.”