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Murray G. Millar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

CHB-B 317
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Research Interests

Murray Millar's research addresses a couple of questions. First, how do contextual or situational variables influence mate selection? To answer this question he is exploring the impact of relationship length, parental choice, and dominance on sexual desirability. He hopes to integrate these contextual variables into an evolutionary explanation of attraction. Second, how do persons think about health behavior? To answer this question he is identifying the feelings and beliefs that persons implicitly associate with a variety of health behaviors. Ultimately, he hopes to use these implicit associations to develop effective strategies to promote health behavior. In addition to these questions, Dr. Millar is willing to collaborate with students on a wide range of social psychology topics, including aggression, persuasion, and altruism.