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Daniel Conroy-Beam
Assistant professor

Dan uses an evolutionary perspective to understand how mate preferences are linked to actual mating outcomes. Specifically, he is interested in how mate preferences are integrated with one another computationally in order to make mating decisions. Dan's work combines agent-based modeling of mate choice evolution with studies of real couples to compare and explore candidate algorithms for how people select their mating strategies, evaluate potential mates, and regulate their relationships.

Katy Walter
Graduate Student

Katy joined the CMC Lab in the fall of 2017.  She received her BA with departmental honors in Science, Technology and Society, from Vassar College in 2015.  Katy became interested in studying human mating psychology from an evolutionary perspective through her senior thesis research which examined sex differences in mate preferences and mating strategies. She is interested in using agent-based models to understand how evolution has shaped the psychology of men and women in areas like mate preferences, mate value, mating strategies, mate choice, relationship satisfaction, leadership, power, and status.