Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Courtney Crosby

B.A. in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Courtney Crosby


  • Office: 3.324B
  • Office Hours: TTH 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Campus Mail Code: A8000


Human mating, sexual arousal, sexual disgust, sexual decision-making behaviors


Courtney completed her Bachelors degree at The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 where she studied psychology. During her time there, she worked with Dr. Cristine Legare on a study examining the effects of evolutionary frameworks (i.e., attractiveness as an indicator of genetic fitness) on imitative fidelity in children. She also worked as a research assistant under Dr. Cindy Meston on a study examining the relationship between affective appraisal of physiological sexual arousal and sexual dysfunction among women with a history of childhood sexual abuse. During her time in both labs, she developed an interest in the relationship between evolution and the behavioral correlates of human sexuality. She entered UT’s Sexual Psychophysiology and Evolutionary Psychology Laboratories in fall 2017. Courtney’s research interests include sexual disgust and the role of sexual arousal on different evolutionary hypotheses. 

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