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Jennifer Guinn Sellers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Academic Awards and Undergraduate Research
Psychology Program Director
Women's and Gender Studies Program Director

Richardson 304 
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email: sellersj@greenmtn.edu
(802) 287-8280 ; Fax: 802-287-8080

Educational History
-The University of Texas, Austin. Ph.D., 2006
Concentration: Social and Personality Psychology
Minor: Quantitative Methods
Dissertation: Testosterone and Status Seeking Behavior
Dissertation Advisors: Robert A. Josephs, Ph.D. (chair), William B. Swann, Jr., Ph.D., Yvon Delville, Ph.D., Jane M. Richards, Ph.D., Creagh Breuner, Ph.D.
-The University of Washington, Seattle. B.S. in Psychology, 1999.
Minor: Anthropology

Professional Experience
-Associate Professor of Psychology, Green Mountain College, 2012 – present.
-Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology, Middlebury College, 2012-2013.
-Assistant Professor of Psychology, Green Mountain College, 2006-2012.

Select Publications
(*indicates undergraduate co-author)
-Caswell, T.A., Bosson, J.K., Vandello, J.A., & Sellers, J.G. (2013). Testosterone and men’s response to gender threats. Journal of Men and Masculinity. doi:10.1037/a0031394
-*Sellers, J.G., Woolsey, M. D., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2007). Is silence more golden for women? Observers derogate effusive women and their non-effusive partners. Sex Roles, 57, 477-482. doi: 10.1007/s11199-007-9277-2
-Sellers, J. G., Mehl, M., & Josephs, R. A. (2007). Hormones & personality: Testosterone as a marker of individual differences. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 126-138. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2006.02.004
-Josephs, R. A., Sellers, J. G., Newman, M. L., & Mehta, P. (2006). The mismatch effect: When testosterone and status are at odds. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 999-1013. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.90.6.999
-Newman, M. L., Sellers, J. G. & Josephs, R. A. (2005). Testosterone, cognition & social status. Hormones & Behavior, 47, 205-211. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.09.008
-Josephs, R.A., Guinn, J. S., Harper, M. L., & Askari, F. (2001). Liquorice consumption and salivary testosterone concentrations. The Lancet, 358, 1613-1614.

Recent Conference Presentations with Student Co-authors
-Conroy, K., Brooks, M., Kirk, S.T., & Sellers, J.G. (2013, May). Testosterone and Self-Reported Leadership predict informant reports of leadership ability. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.
-Brooks, M., Kirk, S. T., Conroy, K. & Sellers, J. G. (2013, May). Testosterone, social support and chronic health. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, D.C.
-Kirk, S. T., Conroy, K., Brooks, M., & Sellers, J. G. (2013, May). Testosterone and competitiveness predicts physical illness in men. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, D.C.
-Sellers, J.G. & Cerezo, E. (2012, January). Testosterone, estradiol and language use. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.
-Sellers, J.G., Clark, N. & Josephs, R.A. (2012, January). Testosterone, not estradiol, predicts female competitive behavior. Presented at the Social Neuroendocrinology Preconference. San Diego, CA.
-Sellers, J.G. & Cerezo, E. (2011, August). The roles of testosterone and estradiol on dominant and affiliative behavior. Presented at the annual retreat of the Vermont Genetics Network. Burlington, VT.
-Sellers, J.G. & Cerezo, E. (2011, May). The roles of testosterone and estradiol on dominant and affiliative behavior. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate Conference Presentations
-Cerezo, E. (Faculty Sponsor, J.G.) (2012, February). The testing effect and cortisol. Presented at the VGN Undergraduate Career Day, Burlington, VT.
-Cerezo, E., & Wallace, E., (Faculty Sponsor: Sellers, J. G.) (2011, April). Resource Use in View of Threatened Scarcity. Presented at the meeting of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY.
-Danilowicz, M., & Hollis, R., (Faculty Sponsor: Sellers, J. G.) (2011, April). Priming Stereotypes: Social Dominance Orientation and Intergroup Conflict. Presented at the meeting of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY.
-Melendy, C., Dhakal, P. & Vigil, E., (Faculty Sponsor: Sellers, J. G.) (2011, April). More or less choice? An examination of stress during crisis situations. Presented at the meeting of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY.

Honors Thesis Advisor
-Catherine Jockell (Co-advisor with Alan Marwine, Ph.D.). Evidence for Pronoun Use as a Reflection of Empathy. Green Mountain College, 2012.
-J. Max Talsky, The Testosterone Stereotype: Implicit Biases Affecting the Field of Testosterone and Human Behavior. Green Mountain College, 2010.

Recent Awards and Honors
-Peggy R. Flemming Emerging Professional Award, Vermont Association of Women in Higher Education, 2010.

External Funding
-$22,000 (6/1/2011 – 5/31/2012) Vermont Genetics Network Pilot Project Grant funded through Grant Number 2P20RR016462 from the INBRE Program of the Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institute of Health (NIH). Increased stress response when self-concept and physiology are in discord.
-$25,000 (6/1/2010 – 5/31/2011) Vermont Genetics Network Pilot Project Grant funded through Grant Number 2P20RR016462 from the INBRE Program of the Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The effects of testosterone and estradiol on dominant and affiliative behavior.

Internal Funding
Undergraduate Research Assistant Stipend
2007 – 2008
2009 – 2010
2010 – 2011
2011 – 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014

Professional Memberships
-Association for Researchers in Personality
-Society for Personality and Social Psychologists
-Association for Psychological Science

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