DamianDamian R. Murray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D.,2013, University of British Columbia
Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 504-862-3344

3015C Percival Stern Hall 

Research Interests

Dr. Murray's research programs follow two themes: 1) The consequences of a disease-avoidance motive for interpersonal relationships, social attitudes, personality, and cultural differences, and 2) The dynamics of new interpersonal relationships—the individual differences that predict formation, stability, and satisfaction in new romantic relationships, and the implications of these relationships for physiology and health.

Selected Publications

Murray, D. R., Murphy, S. C., von Hippel, W., Trivers, R., & Haselton, M. G. (2017). A preregistered study of competing predictions suggests that men do overestimate women’s sexual intent. Psychological Science, 28, 253-255.
Murray, D. R., Fessler, D. M. T., Kerry, N., White, C., & Marin, M. (2017). The kiss of death: Three tests of the relationship between disease threat and ritualized physical contact within traditional cultures. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38, 63-70.
Murray, D. R. (2017). Essentializing politics: If perceptions of politics become genetically essentialized, what will be the consequences? Social Cognition, 35, 475-495.
Murray, D. R., Gildersleeve, K. A., Fales, M. R., & Haselton, M. G. (2017). MHC homozygosity is associated with fast sexual strategies in women. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 3, 101-117.
Murray, D. R., & Schaller, M. (2016). The behavioral immune system: Implications for social cognition, social interaction, and social influence. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 75-129.

Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 •