Graduate Students

Anna Sedlacek

Anna Sedlacek

E-mail: agbs@utexas.edu
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Anna joined the Buss lab in the fall of 2015 after graduating summa cum laude from Rutgers University in the spring of 2014. There, she minored in Evolutionary Anthropology and Cognitive Science, and wrote her senior honors thesis on the evolution of vocal music in humans. Anna has a wide variety of interests, but she is currently investigating sexual harassment in professional and academic contexts.

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Patrick Durkee

Patrick Durkee

E-mail: pdurkee@utexas.edu
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Patrick joined the Buss Lab in Fall 2017 after completing his M.A. in Experimental Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. His master’s research focused on men’s intrasexual competition, aggression, and formidability assessment. Patrick’s current research revolves around social status, hierarchy negotiation, and bargaining power.

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Courtney Crosby

Courtney Crosby

E-mail: clcrosby@utexas.edu
Curriculum Vitae
[PDF]

Courtney holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on studying the role of evolutionary theory on the behavioral correlates of human sexuality. Specifically, her interests include individual differences in sexual disgust, religiosity, and moral norms surrounding sexual behavior.

She entered UT’s Sexual Psychophysiology and Evolutionary Psychology Laboratories in fall 2017.

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Rebecka Hahnel Peeters

E-mail: rebeckahahnel@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
[PDF]

Becka joined the Buss Lab at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall of 2021 after finishing her MA degree at California State University, Fullerton. In her Master’s thesis, she sought to understand variability in rape myth acceptance through the Reproductive Morality Model. She is currently interested in sexual conflict, men’s rape proclivity, and women’s adaptations against sexual exploitation.

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Former Graduate Students