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David P. Schmitt

David P. Schmitt

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. We will be conducting a 3rd wave of the ISDP in 2020 and I 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 of America

  • Phone: (309) 677-2588

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