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Danielle J. DelPriore, Ph.D.

Danielle DelPriore, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Developmental Psychology

Curriculum Vitae
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Contact Information

Office: 631 BEHS
Phone: 801-581-5805

Research Interests

I was trained to integrate experimental methods with evolutionary insights to conduct theory-driven social psychological research. The goal of my research program is to understand the myriad ways that social and developmental contexts influence individuals’ decision making with implications for health and well-being. Toward this end, my work broadly investigates how current social contexts, childhood experiences, and their interaction influence functional variation in human reproductive strategies and associated outcomes. My primary line of research examines the impact of fathering on daughters’ risky sexual attitudes, perceptions, and behavior. I am also involved in collaborative projects designed to test for the effects of developmental background on eating behavior and food-relevant preferences.


Ph.D., Texas Christian University (Experimental Psychology, 2013)
M.S., Texas Christian University (Experimental Psychology, 2011)
B.A., St. John's University (Psychology, 2004)

Selected Publications

DelPriore, D. J., Proffitt Leyva, R. P., Ellis, B. J., & Hill, S. E. (2017). The effects of paternal disengagement on women’s perceptions of male mating intent. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi: 10.1037/pspi0000113

DelPriore, D. J., Schlomer, G. L., & Ellis, B. J. (2017). Impact of fathers on parental monitoring of daughters and their affiliation with sexually promiscuous peers: A genetically and environmentally controlled sibling study. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1330-1343. doi: 10.1037/dev0000327

Hill, S. E., Prokosch, M. L., & DelPriore, D. J., Griskevicius, V., & Kramer, A. (2016). Low childhood socioeconomic status promotes eating in the absence of energy need. Psychological Science, 27, 354-364.

Hill, S. E., DelPriore, D. J., Rodeheffer, C. D., & Butterfield, M. E. (2014). The effect of ecological harshness on perceptions of the ideal female body size: An experimental life history approach.  Evolution and Human Behavior, 35, 148-154.

DelPriore, D. J., & Hill, S. E. (2013). The effects of paternal disengagement on women’s sexual decision making: An experimental approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 234-246.

Russell, E. M., DelPriore, D. J., Butterfield, M. E., & Hill, S. E. (2013). Friends with benefits, but without the sex: Straight women and gay men exchange trustworthy mating advice. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 132-147.

DelPriore, D. J., Hill, S. E., & Buss, D. M. (2012). Envy: Functional specificity and sex-differentiated design features. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 317-322.

Courses Taught

PSY 3960: Psychology & Social Issues

Last Updated: 6/4/21