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Sarah E. Hill

Associate Professor Direct: 817.257.6424
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, 2006
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Research Interests

I use an evolutionary psychological approach to address a range of research questions in social psychology. Research in my lab explores how changes in an individual’s social, ecological, and motivational environments influence a variety of physiological, cognitive, and behavioral processes including health behaviors, mate preferences, social cognition, and consumer behavior. For more specific information, visit my lab’s webpage at


Recent Publications:

Hill, S. E., Prokosch, M. L., DelPriore, D. J., Griskevicius, V. G., & Kramer, A. (2016). Growing Up Poor Leads to Eating in the Absence of Energy Need, Psychological Science, 27, 354-364.

Hill, S. E., Prokosch, M. L., & DelPriore, D. J. (2015). The Impact of Disease Threat on Women’s Desire for Novel Partners: Is Variety the Best Medicine? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 244-261.

Hill S. E., DelPriore, D. J., Rodeheffer, C., & Butterfield, M. (2014). The effect of ecological harshness on perceptions of the ideal female body size: An experimental life history approach. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35, 148-154.

DelPriore, D. J. & Hill, S. E. (2013). The Effects of Paternal Disengagement on Women’s Sexual Decision-Making: An Experimental Approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 234-246.

Rodeheffer, C. D., Hill, S. E., & Lord, C. G. (2012). Does this recession make me look Black? The effect of resource scarcity on categorization of biracial faces. Psychological Science, 23,1476-1478.

Hill S. E., Rodeheffer, C. D., Griskevicius, V., Durante, K. M., & White, A. (2012). Boosting beauty in an economic decline: Mating, spending, and the lipstick effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 275-291.

Teaching and Service Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities: Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Service Responsibilities: Psychology Departmental Review Board (Chair), CSE Advisory Committee