- Evolution and Development.
- Women's intrasexual competition and cooperation
- Biases in social and moral evaluations
- Social and sexual selection
- Life history theory.
Her work examines how people compete to attract and retain social and romantic partners, and how these pressures may differ among men and women. Specifically, she has investigated how pressure to attract romantic partners contributes to women’s competitive gossip and body dissatisfaction. Her work has examined how men’s involvement in ancestral warfare contributes to male anti-gay bias.
In work funded by the NSF, Dr. Reynolds examined how women’s reproductive hormones (e.g., progesterone) correspond to their social anxiety.
Her work also examines how gender stereotypes of men as perpetrators and women as victims undermine concern for male suffering.
Skills and Expertise:
- Psychological Assessment
- Motivational Psychology
- Personality Assessment