Dr. Danielle Wagstaff
Phone: (03) 53276247
Room: 2W269, Churchill, Gippsland
BSc Newcastle; BPsych (Hons) Newcastle; PhD Newcastle
Introduction to Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Forensic Behavioural Science
Human Behaviour and Evolution Society
European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association
My research investigates the processes that assist us in navigating the dating and mating world. This broadly encompasses mating preferences, attention allocation, non-verbal communication patterns, and perceptions of mate quality, as well as competitive tactics. Specifically, I am interested in the use of cosmetics and clothing as a mate attraction and intra-sexual competition tactic, and the effects of personality traits on mating preferences and mating strategies.
Online behaviour: personality, sexuality and mating.
The effect of facial features on facial attractiveness
Wagstaff & Van Doorn (in press). The effect of schizotypy on the relationship between women’s red clothing and perceived sexual interest. The Australian Journal of Psychology
Wagstaff (2018). Comparing mating motivations, social processes, and personality as predictors of women's cosmetics use. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000119
March & Wagstaff (2017). Sending nudes: sex, self-rated mate value and machiavellianism predict sending unsolicited explicit images. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2210.
Wagstaff, Sulikowski and Burke (2015). Sex differences in preference for looking at the face or body in short-term and long-term mating contexts. Evolution, Mind and Behaviour.