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Office: McCarthy Hall 426H
Phone: 657-278-5603
Email: epillsworth@fullerton.edu


Elizabeth Pillsworth



PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

MA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

BA, Hampshire College

Recent Courses

Introduction to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 101), Anthropology of Sex and Gender (ANTH 316), Medical Anthropology (ANTH 442)


Gentle, B.N., Pillsworth, E.G., Goetz, A.T. 2014. Changes in sleep time and sleep quality across the ovulatory cycle as a function of fertility and partner attractiveness. PLOS One 9(4).

Larson, C.M., Haselton, M.G., Gildersleeve, K.A., Pillsworth, E.G. 2013. Changes in women's feelings about their romantic relationships across the ovulatory cycle. Hormones And Behavior 63(1):128-135.

Larson, C.M., Pillsworth, E.G., Haselton, M.G. 2012. Ovulatory shifts in women's attractions to primary partners and other men: Further evidence of the importance of primary partner sexual attractiveness. PLOS One 7(9).

Gildersleeve, K.A., Haselton, M.G., Larson, C.M., Pillsworth, E.G. 2012. Body odor attractiveness as a cue of impending ovulation in women: Evidence from a study using hormone-confirmed ovulation. Hormones And Behavior 61(2):157-166.

Lieberman, D., Pillsworth, E.G., Haselton, M.G. 2011. Kin affiliation across the ovulatory cycle: Females avoid fathers when fertile. Psychological Science 22(1):13-18.

Frederick, D.A., Pillsworth, E.G., Galperin, A., Gildersleeve, K.A., Filossof, Y.R., Fales, M.R., Lopez, C.R., Lurye, F.S., Phuphanich, M.E., Snider, J.B. 2009. Analyzing evolutionary social science and its popularizations - A review of the caveman mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the debates over sex, violence, and science. Evolution and Human Behavior 30(4):301-304.

Pillsworth, E.G. (2008). Mate preferences among the Shuar of Ecuador: Trait rankings and peer evaluations. Evolution and Human Behavior 29(4): 256-267.

Haselton, M.G., Mortezaie, M, Pillsworth, E.G., Bleske-Rechek, A., Frederick, D.A. (2007). Ovulatory shifts in human female ornamentation: Near ovulation, women dress to impress. Hormones and Behavior 51: 40-45.

Pillsworth, E.G., Haselton, M.G. (2006). Women's sexual strategies: The evolution of long-term bonds and extrapair sex. Annual Review of Sex Research 17: 59-100.

Pillsworth, E.G., Haselton, M.G. (2006). Male sexual attractiveness predicts differential ovulatory shifts in female extra-pair attraction and male mate retention. Evolution and Human Behavior 27(4): 247-258.

Pillsworth, E.G., Haselton, M.G. (2005). The evolution of coupling. Psychological Inquiry 16(2&3): 98-104.

Fessler, D.M.T., Pillsworth, E.G., Flamson, T. (2004) Angry men and disgusted women: An evolutionary approach to the influence of emotions on risk-taking. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 95(1): 107-23.

Pillsworth, E.G. , Haselton, M.G., Buss, D.M. (2004). Ovulatory shifts in female sexual desire. Journal of Sex Research 41(1): 55-65.