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Martie Haselton

Martie Haselton is the world's leading researcher on how ovulatory cycles influence women's sexuality. She is a professor of psychology and communication studies at the Institute for Society and Genetics and UCLA. She has taught many courses on evolutionary psychology, communication, relationships, and sex. She has a B.A. from University of San Diego, an M.A. from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin. From 2006-2011 she was editor of evolutionary psychology's flagship journal, Evolution and Human Behavior—where she accepted some of the best work on ovulatory cycles, and rejected much of the worst. She was also associate director of the UCLA Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, and is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. In 2009, she received a US patent for a system for romantic matching and has done extensive consulting for the dating industry, including Match.com. She is the author of Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser.