Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Marcela Kunkel

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

Marcela Kunkel



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


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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