Veronica Kraft

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems Faculty Advisor: Jake Jacobs

Veronica Kraft

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems Faculty Advisor: Jake Jacobs

Research Interests: 

  • Psychoneuroendocrinology effects of stress on sexual behavior, risk-taking, and impulsive behavior
  • Life history theory
  • Evolutionary psychology and evolutionary theory
  • Evolutionary function of the limbic system
  • Human mating strategies and preferences
  • Human sexuality
  • Stress and decision making
  • Anxiety
  • Ovulation cues
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Effects of glucocorticoids on retrieval of emotional memories

Selected Publications: 

  • Kraft V., Figueredo A.J. (2020) Local Sex Ratio. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham
  • Kraft V., Jacobs W.J. (2019) Differential Reproductive Success. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham
  • Kraft V. (2019) Fixed Action Patterns. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham
  • Kraft, V. & Howell, S.R. (May, 2017). Similarity of the Big 5 Personality Traits of Individuals to those of their Partners and Best Friends. Presented at the 29th meeting of the Association of Psychological Science. Boston, MA. 

Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 340 - Introduction to Cognitive Development (2021)
  • PSY 364 - Human Sexuality (2020)
  • PSY 381 - Abnormal Psychology (2021)

Updated: 07/19/22

Degrees

  • B.S. Psychology, Keystone College (2017)
Ph.D. Students Cognition & Neural Systems
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