Educational Background

  • B.A. psychology, M.A. social psychology, Ph.D. social psychology
  • Carolina Minority Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Nominated as a potential Fellow at the Center for The Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California
  • Ford Foundation Minority Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Research In Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

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.

Courses Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Research Methods in Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Beauty and Attraction

Selected Publications

BOOKS & ARTICLES

Wade, T.J., & Renninger, L.  (forthcoming). Does skin color, facial shape, and facial Width to Height Ratio(fWHR) play a role in Black male facial evaluation? EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium.

Gisler, S., & Wade, T. J. (2015). The role of intelligence in mating: An investigation of how mating intelligence relates to mate selection and mating-relevant constructs. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30(4), 8-22.

Wade, T. J., Weinstein, E., Dalal, N., & Salerno, K (2015). I can dance: Further investigations of the effect of dancing ability on mate value. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30(2), 10-20.

Wade, T. J., & Slemp, J. (2015). How to flirt best: The perceived effectiveness of flirtation techniques. Interpersona, 9(1), 32-43.

Mogilski, J. K., Wade, T. J., & Welling, L. (2014). Prioritization of potential mates' history of sexual fidelity during a conjoint ranking task. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 40(7), 884-897

Mogilski, J. K., & Wade, T. J. (2013). Friendship as a relationship infiltration tactic during human mate poaching. Evolutionary Psychology, 11(4), 926-943.

Wade, T. J. & Vanartsdalen, J.  (2013). The Big-5 and the perceived effectiveness of love acts.  Human Ethology Bulletin, 28(2), 3-12.

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. (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.

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.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Wade, T. J. (2015, 2014). The Evolutionary Psychology of Breaking Up, and Making Up. Invited addresses: SUNY New Paltz Evolutionary Studies Program Seminar Series, April 20, 2015, and Binghamton University Evolutionary Studies Program Seminar Series October 20, 2014.

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.

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