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David P. Schmitt

David P. Schmitt

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My research interests include evolutionary and cross-cultural approaches to understanding personal relationships, sexual strategies, romantic attachment styles, and gender differences in human mating. I am also interested in the "Big Five" model of personality traits, risk factors for HIV/AIDS, and predictors of both sexual aggression and domestic violence across cultures.

I am the Founding Director of the International Sexuality Description Project (Schmitt et al., 2003), a cross-cultural survey study that included samples from 56 nations representing 6 continents, 13 islands, and 28 languages. I am currently beginning the second wave of the ISDP and am looking for additional research collaborators. If you are interested in finding out more about the ISDP, please contact me.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Courses Taught:

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Personality Psychology
  • Personality Theories and Theorists
  • Personality Traits and Measurement
  • Political Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Sex, Gender, and Culture
  • Social Psychology

David P. Schmitt
Department of Psychology
Bradley University
75 Bradley Hall
Peoria, Illinois 61625
United States

  • Phone: (309) 677-2588

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