My research focuses on how social factors (e.g., the salience of rivals) and physiological factors (e.g., hormones) influence decision making and consumer behavior. My inter-related research foci are: (1) the consumer behavior of women and families, (2) the role of hormonal mechanisms in guiding decisions, and (3) the influence of status-seeking and social competition on consumption. I adopt an interdisciplinary approach to research by combining theory and methods from social psychology, neuroendocrinology, evolutionary biology, and marketing.
- Evolution and Genetics
- Intergroup Relations
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Persuasion, Social Influence
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- Bailey, D. H., Durante, K. M., & Geary, D. C. (2011). Men’s perception of women’s attractiveness is calibrated to relative mate value and dominance of the women’s partner. Evolution & Human Behavior, 32, 138-146.
- Durante, K. M., Arsena, R., & Griskevicius, V. (2013). The fluctuating female vote: Politics, religion, and the ovulatory cycle. Psychological Science.
- Durante, K. M., Griskevicius, V., Hill, S. E., Perilloux, C., & Li, N. P. (2011). Ovulation, female competition, and product choice: Hormonal influences on consumer behavior. Journal of Consumer Research, 37, 921-934
- Durante, K. M., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Cantu, S M., & Li, N. P. (2012). Ovulation leads women to perceive sexy cads as good dads. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103(2), 292-305.
- Durante, K. M., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Cantu, S. M., & Tybur, J. M. (2012). Sex ratio and women's career choice: Does a scarcity of men lead women to choose briefcase over baby? Journal of Personal and Social Psychology, 103(1), 121-134.
- Durante, K. M., & Li, N. P. (2009). Oestradiol level and opportunistic mating in women. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biology Letters, 5, 179-182.
- Durante, K. M., Li, N. P., & Haselton, M. G. (2008). Changes in women’s choice of dress across the ovulatory cycle: Naturalistic and laboratory task-based evidence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1451-1460.
- Hill, S. E., & Durante, K. M. (2011). Courtship, competition, and the pursuit of attractiveness: Mating goals facilitate health-related risk taking and strategic risk suppression in women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 383-394.
- Hill, S. E., & Durante, K. M. (2009). Do women feel worse to look their best? Testing the relationship between self-esteem and fertility status across the menstrual cycle. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1592-1601.
- Hill, S. E., Rodeheffer, C. D., Griskevicius, V., Durante, K. M., & White, A. E. (2012). Boosting beauty in an economic decline: Mating, spending, and the lipstick effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103(2), 275-291.
- Li, N. P., Griskevicius, V., Durante, K. M., Jonason, P. K., Pasisz, D. J., & Aumer, K. (2009). An evolutionary perspective on humor: Sexual selection or interest indication? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 923-936.
- Maestripieri, D., & Durante, K. M. (2004). Infant colic: Re-evaluating the adaptive hypotheses. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 468-469.
- Maestripieri, D., Roney, J. R., DeBias, N., Durante, K. M., & Spaepen, G. M. (2004). Father absence, menarche and interest in infants among adolescent girls. Developmental Science, 7, 560-566.
- Roney, J. R., Hanson, K. N., Durante, K. M., & Maestripieri, D. (2006). Reading men’s faces: Women’s mate attractiveness judgments track men’s testosterone and interest in infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 273, 2169-2175.
- Durante, K. M., & Saad, G. (2010). Strategic shifts in women’s social motives and behaviors across the menstrual cycle: Implications in corporate settings. In A. Stanton, M. Day, & I. Welpe (Eds.), Neuroeconomics and the Firm (pp. 116-130), Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
- Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Durante, K. M., Kim, J., & Cantu, S. (2012). Evolution, social influence, and sex ratio. In D. Kenrick, N. Goldstein, and S. Braver (Eds.), Six Degrees of Social Influence: Science, Application, and the Psychology of Robert Cialdini.
- Li, N. P., & Durante, K. M. (2007). Sex and mating. In W. A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference.
- Integrated Marketing Communications
- Personal Selling
- Research Methods
College of Business
University of Texas, San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-0638