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Paul W. Eastwick

Paul W. Eastwick

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Paul Eastwick’s research investigates how people initiate romantic relationships and the psychological mechanisms that help romantic partners to remain committed and attached. One of his research programs examines how the qualities that people say are critically important to them in a romantic partner—their ideal partner preferences—direct romantic partner selection and retention. Additionally, his work draws from anthropological data on the time course of human evolution to make novel psychological predictions. He has also explored (a) the intersection of race and romantic attraction and (b) how online dating differs from traditional ways that people meet and evaluate romantic partners.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Paul W. Eastwick
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station A2702
Austin, TX 78712
United States

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