I am currently working in the lab as a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I will be investigating the role of testosterone in promoting prosocial and antisocial behaviours, and how the strength and direction of these relationships may change depending on social factors such as an individual's perceived or actual social status within society or their social group. My research approach incorporates techniques from experimental economics, social psychology, and psychopharmacology.
BA Honours in Psychology (first class standing) - Brock University
MA in Psychology (Social/Personality Stream) - Brock University
PhD in Psychology (Social/Personality Stream) - Brock University
Lieberz, K. A., Windmann, S., Geniole, S. N., McCormick, C. M., Mueller-Engelmann, M., Gruener, F., Bornefeld-Ettmann, P., & Steil, R. (in press). Signals of Aggression: The facial width-to-height ratio determines interpersonal distance preferences in the observer. Aggressive Behavior. doi: 10.1002/ab.21704
Geniole, S. N., MacDonell, E. T., & McCormick, C. M. (in press). The “threat premium” in economic bargaining. Evolution and Human Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.12.004
Geniole, S.N., Bird, B.M., Ruddick, E.L., & Carré, J.M. (in press). Effects of competition outcome on testosterone concentrations in humans: An updated meta-analysis. Hormones and Behavior.
Carré, J. C., Geniole, S. N., Ortiz, T. L., Bird, B. M., Videto, A., Bonin, P.L. (in press). Testosterone rapidly increases aggressive behavior in dominant and impulsive men. Biological Psychiatry.
Geniole, S. N., David, J. P. F., Euzébio, R. F. R., Toledo, B. Z. S., Neves, A. I. M., & McCormick, C. M. (in press). Restoring land and mind: The benefits of an outdoor walk on mood are enhanced in a naturalized landfill area relative to its neighbouring urban area. Ecopsychology.
Geniole, S. N., MacDonell, E. T., & McCormick, C. M. (in press) The Point Subtraction Aggression Paradigm as a laboratory tool for investigating the neuroendocrinology of aggression and competition. Hormones and Behavior
Bird, M.B., Valeska, C., Welker, K.M., Zilioli, S., Maestripieri, D., Geniole, S.N., Carré, J.C. (in press). Does facial width-to-height ratio map onto variability in men's testosterone concentrations? Evolution and Human Behavior.
Geniole, S.N., Denson, T., Dixson, B. Carré, J.M. & McCormick, C.M. (2015). Evidence from meta-analyses of the facial width-to-height ratio as an evolved cue of threat. PLOS ONE, 10(7), e0132726. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132726
Geniole, S.N., Cunningham, C.E., Keyes, A.E., Busseri, M.A., & McCormick, C.M. (2015). Costly retaliation is promoted by threats to resources in women and threats to status in men. Aggressive Behavior. ePub ahead of print. doi: 10.1002/ab.21589
Geniole, S.N. & McCormick, C.M. (2015). Facing our ancestors: Judgments of aggression are consistent and related to the facial width-to-height ratio in men irrespective of beards. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(4), 279-285. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav. 2014.12.005
*Skorska, M.N., *Geniole, S.N., Vrysen, B.M., McCormick, C.M., & Bogaert, A.F. (2015). Facial structure predicts sexual orientation in both men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(5), 1377-1394. doi: 10.1007/s10508-014-0454-4
Geniole, S.N., Molnar, D.S., Carré, J.M., McCormick, C.M. (2014). The facial width-to-height ratio shares stronger links with judgements of aggression than with judgements of trustworthiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(40), 1526 – 1541. doi: 10.1037/a0036732
Geniole, S.N., Keyes, A.E., Carré, J.C., & McCormick, C.M. (2014). Fearless dominance mediates the relationship between the facial width-to-height ratio and cheating. Personality and Individual Differences, 57, 59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.09.023
Geniole, S.N. & McCormick, C.M. (2013). Taking control of aggression: Perceptions of aggression suppress the link between perceptions of facial masculinity and attractiveness. Evolutionary Psychology, 11(5), 1027-1043.
Geniole, S.N., Busseri, M.A., & McCormick, C.M. (2013). Testosterone dynamics and psychopathic personality traits independently predict antagonistic behaviour towards the perceived loser of a competitive interaction. Hormones and Behavior, 64(5), 790-798. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.09.005
Cote, K.A., McCormick, C.M., Geniole, S.N., Renn, R.P., Macaulay, S.D. (2013). Sleep deprivation lowers reactive aggression and testosterone in men. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 249-256. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.09.011
Geniole, S.N., Keyes, A.E., Mondloch, C.J., Carré, J.M., & McCormick, C.M. (2012). Facing aggression: Cues differ for female and male faces. PLoS One, 7(1): e30366. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030366.
Geniole, S.N., Carré, J.M., & McCormick, C.M. (2011). State, not trait, neuroendocrine function predicts costly reactive aggression in men after social exclusion and inclusion. Biological Psychology, 87(1), 137-145. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.02.020.
Notes. *Joint first authorship.