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Sarah E. Hill

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:

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Recent Publications:

Gassen, J., Prokosch, M. L., Eimerbrink, M. J., Leyva, R. P. P., White, J. D., Peterman, J. L., Burgess, A., Cheek, D. J., Kretuzer, A., Nicolas, S. C., Boehm, G. W., & Hill, S. E. (2019). Inflammation predicts decision-making characterized by impulsivity, present focus, and an inability to delay gratification. Scientific Reports 9:9428.   doi:

DelPriore, D. J., Ellis, B. J., Proffitt Leyva, R. P. & Hill, S. E. (2018). The Effects of Paternal Disengagement on Women’s Perceptions of Male Mating Intent. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 286-302.

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., Rodeheffer, C., 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