Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Marcela Kunkel


B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience, St. Edward's University

Marcela Kunkel

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Behavioral neuroscience, rat models, hormones and behavior, reward, sexual development and behavior, mate choice / preference, drugs of addiction, stimulants

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My previous research has focused on how adolescent stimulant exposure influences female sexual behavior during sexual development and in adulthood and how it influences anxiety. I have also studied how a "thigh gap" influences human mate preference. I have used partner preference tests, elevated plus mazes, and survey methods to answer these kinds of questions.

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