5057 Woodward Ave. Rm 8203
Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Hormones and Behavior
Applying an evolutionary perspective, my research primarily focuses on the proximate mechanisms as well as individual differences associated with status seeking behaviors. Specifically, I examine how changes in social status (e.g., winning or losing a contest) influence hormone dynamics and how these changes subsequently influence ongoing social behaviors (e.g., aggression). Other research interests include the functional significance of emotions, as well as the adaptive functions of secondary sexual characteristics.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- B.A. in German, Grand Valley University 2011
- B.S. in Psychology, Grand Valley University 2011
- M.A. In Psychology, Wayne State University 2015
Awards and Grants
Owen Aldis Award $8,000 (2014)
Rumble Fellowship (2016)
Goetz, S. M. M., Weisfeld, G. E., & Zilioli, S. (in press). Reproductive behavior in the human male. In The Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology, Edited by L. L. M. Welling & T. K. Shackelford. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.
Goetz, S. M. M., Tang, L., Thomason, M. E., Diamond, M. P., & Carré, J. M. (2014). Testosterone rapidly increases neural reactivity to threat in healthy men: a novel two-step pharmacological challenge paradigm. Biological Psychiatry. 76, 324-331.
Goetz, S. M. M., Shattuck, K. S., Miller, R. M., Campbell, J. A., Lozoya, E., Weisfeld, G. E., & Carré, J. M. (2013). Social status moderates the relationship between facial structure and aggression. Psychological Science, 24, 2329-2334.
PSY 2600 Social Psychology
PSY 2400 Developmental Psychology
- PSY 7150 Statistics Lab
- PSY 7160 Statisitics Lab
- PSY 3993 Experimental Lab
- PSY 3040 Sensation and Perception