Brad J. Sagarin

Research Interests

Social influence; resistance to persuasion; deception, jealousy, and infidelity; evolutionary psychology; human sexuality; statistics and research methodology.

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Psyc 474 Psychological Basis of Sexuality
  • Psyc 604 Analysis of Variance and Hypothesis Testing in Psychological Research
  • Psyc 606 Correlation and Regression Analysis in Psychological Research
  • Psyc 613 Evolutionary Psychology
  • Psyc 624 Attitude Change

Representative Publications

  • Sagarin, B. J., Martin, A. L., Coutinho, S. A., Edlund, J. E., Patel, L., Skowronski, J. J., & Zengel, B. (in press). Sex differences in jealousy: A meta-analytic examination. Evolution and Human Behavior.
  • Edlund, J. E., Sagarin, B. J., Skowronski, J. J., Johnson, S. J., & Kutter, J. (2009). Whatever happens in the laboratory stays in the laboratory: The prevalence and prevention of participant crosstalk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 635-642.
  • Sagarin, B. J., Cutler, B., Cutler, N., Lawler-Sagarin, K. A., & Matuszewich, L. (2009). Hormonal changes and couple bonding in consensual sadomasochistic activity. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, 186-200.
  • Sagarin, B. J., & Skowronski, J. J. (2009). The implications of imperfect measurement for free-choice carry-over effects: Reply to M. Keith Chen’s (2008) “Rationalization and cognitive dissonance: Do choices affect or reflect preferences?” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 421-423.
  • Sagarin, B. J. (2005). Reconsidering evolved sex differences in jealousy: Comment on Harris (2003). Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9, 62-75.
  • Sagarin, B. J., Cialdini, R. B., Rice, W. E., & Serna, S. B. (2002). Dispelling the illusion of invulnerability: The motivations and mechanisms of resistance to persuasion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 526-541.


Professor, Social and Industrial / Organizational Psychology

PM 416


Ph.D.: Arizona State University, 1999