T. Joel Wade
MA social psychology
PH.D. social psychology
Carolina Minority Post-Doctoral Scholar-Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nominated as a potential Fellow-Center for The Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California
Ford Foundation Minority Post-Doctoral Fellow- Institute for Research In Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Applied Research Methods in Social Psychology
Psychology of Beauty and Attraction
I investigate mate selection criteria, mate attraction methods, mate expulsion, reactions to
infidelity, relationship initiation, and love acts from an evolutionary theory perspective. I also
investigate beauty related halo effects.
Wade, T. J. Kelley, R. & Church, D. (forthcoming). Are there sex differences in reaction to
sexual infidelity? Psychology.
Wade, T. J. (2012). Mate expulsion and sexual conflict. In T. Shackelford & A. Goetz, (Eds.),
The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc..
Wade, T. J. & Weinstein, A. B. (2011). Jealousy induction: Which tactics are perceived as most
effective? Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 5(4), 231-238.
Weinstein, J. L., & Wade, T. J. (2011) Jealousy induction methods, sex, and the Big-5
personality dimensions, Psychology, 2(5), 517-521.
Wade, T. J. (2010). The relationships between symmetry and attractiveness and mating relevant
decisions and behavior: A review. Symmetry 2(2), 1081-1098.
Wade, T.J., Auer, G., & Roth, T.M. (2009). What is love: Further investigation of love acts.
Special Issue: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Evolutionary
Psychology Society. Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology, 3(4), 290-304.
Wade, T.J., Butrie, L.K., & Hoffman, K. (2009). Women's direct opening lines are perceived as
most effective. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 145-149.
Wade, T. J., & Walsh, H. (2008). Does the Big-5 relate to jealousy and infidelity reactions?
Journal of Social Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology. 2 (3): 133-143.
Wade, T. J., Palmer, R., DiMaria, M. Johnson, C., & Multack, M. (2008). Deficits in sexual
access versus deficits in emotional access and relationship termination decisions. Journal of
Evolutionary Psychology. 6(4), 309-319.
Wade, T. J. (2008). Skin color biases: Attractiveness and halo effects in the evaluation of
African Americans. In R. Hall (ed.) Racism in the 21st Century, Springer: New York.
Chin, S., Wade, T. J., & French, K. (2006) Race and facial attractiveness: Individual differences
in perceived adoptability of children. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 4(3-4),
215-299. (dated 2006 but issue came out in 2007).
Wade, T.J., & Fowler, K. (2006). Sex differences in responses to sexual and emotional infidelity: Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 4(1), 37-50.
Renninger, L., Wade, T.J., & Grammer, K. (2004). Getting that Female Glance: Patterns and
Consequences of Male Non-verbal Behavior in Courtship Contexts. Evolution and Human
Behavior, 25, 416-431.
Wade, T. J., Abad, K. A., & Cooper, M. (1999). Invisible men: Facial shape and the perception
of African Americans. Invited paper presented at the Ford Foundation Minority Scholars
Conference, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C.
Wade, T. J. (1997). Evolutionary theory and African American self-perception: Sex differences
in body esteem predictors of physical and sexual attractiveness, and self-esteem. Invited paper
presented at the Ford Foundation Minority Scholars Conference, National Academy of Sciences,
Washington, D. C.