Laureon MerrieOklahoma State University - Stillwater | Oklahoma State · Department of Psychology
M.S. in Psychology
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Laureon Merrie currently works at the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Laureon is currently interested in social evolutionary psychology and female sociality. Her current projects are examining friendships, ecology-based stereotypes, and female intrasexual competition.
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Status is a universal feature of human sociality. A lesser-studied adaptive problem surrounding status is assessing who has which levels of status in a given group (e.g., identifying which people possess high status). Here, we integrate theory and methods from evolutionary social science, animal behavior, and social psychology, and we use an emotio...
Friendships provide material benefits, bolster health, and may help solve adaptive challenges. However, a recurrent obstacle to sustaining those friendships—and thus enjoying many friendship-mediated fitness benefits—is interference from other people. Friendship jealousy may be well-designed for helping both men and women meet the recurrent, adapti...
Data from the Carolina Abecedarian Project (N � 104) was used to test the hypothesis that infants deemed at-risk who received an intensive and individualized intervention would develop a slower life history (LH) strategy as measured in young adulthood. Additionally, it was predicted that this effect on life history strategy would mediate several e...