Alexander, Gerianne individual record
- Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Systems and Design
- Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
My research focuses on the development of human sex differences in social and cognitive behavior; Hormonal influences on typical and atypical behavior across the lifespan; Reproductive endocrinology and behavior.
education and training
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, McGill University - (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1991
- B.A. in Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University - (Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada) 1984
- B.M. in Music, St. Francis Xavier University - (Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada) 1981
- Alexander, G. M. (2017). Sex Differences in Visual Pathways: A Comment on Handa and McGivern (2015). Current Eye Research. 42(4), 653-654.
- Alexander, G. M., Hawkins, L. B., Wilcox, T., & Hirshkowitz, A. (2016). Infants Prefer Female Body Phenotypes; Infant Girls Prefer They Have an Hourglass Shape. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. 7(JUN), 804.
- Yaugher, A. C., & Alexander, G. M. (2015). Internalizing and externalizing traits predict changes in sleep efficiency in emerging adulthood: an actigraphy study. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. 6(OCT), 1495.
- Saenz, J., Yaugher, A., & Alexander, G. M. (2015). Sleep in Infancy Predicts Gender Specific Social-Emotional Problems in Toddlers. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 3, 42.
- Alexander, G. M. (2014). Postnatal Testosterone Concentrations and Male Social Development. FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY. 5(FEB), 15.
- Alexander, G. M. (1999). Androgens and Behavior in Men. Wang, C. (Eds.), Male Reproductive Function. (pp. 191-205). Springer Us.
- Alexander, G. M. (1996). Androgens and cognitive function. Bhasin, S., Gabelnick, H. L., Spieler, J. M., Swerdloff, R. S., Wang, C., & Kelly, C. (Eds.), Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens Current Status and Future Prospects. (pp. 169-178). JOhn Wiley & Sons.
- Evardone, M., Alexander, G. M., & Morey, L. C. (2005). Testing a sex steroid hypothesis for borderline personality disorder.. HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR. 48(1), 99-99.
- Evardone, M., & Alexander, G. M. (2005). Testing a prenatal androgen hypothesis of anxiety vulnerability.. HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR. 48(1), 99-99.
recent teaching activities
chaired theses and dissertations
- Yaugher, Ashley Christine (2017-08). Risk-Taking Behaviors and Impulsivity in Emerging Adults Born Prematurely. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Saenz, Janet (2014-12). Postnatal Testosterone and Autistic Traits in 4- to 7-Year-Old Children. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Hawkins, Laura Bess (2014-05). Head, Shoulders...Waist-to-Hips? A Study on Body Shape Preference in Infancy.. (Master's Thesis)
- Yaugher, Ashley Christine (2013-12). Ambulatory Monitoring and Psychopathy: The Sleep Study. (Master's Thesis)
- Charles, Nora (2011-12). Visual Attention to Reproductively Relevant Stimuli: The Role of Sex-Linked Biological and Social Factors. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Harmon-Jones, Cindy Kay (2011-08). Does Musical Behavior Promote Affiliation?. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Saenz, Janet (2010-12). Biosocial Influences on Toddler Gender-Linked Behavior. (Master's Thesis)
- Harmon-Jones, Cindy (2009-12). The Expression of Determination: Similarities Between Anger and Approach-related Positive Affect. (Master's Thesis)
- Evardone, Milagros (2009-08). Time Course of Attentional Bias in Anxiety: Measuring Eye Gaze for Angry Faces in Women and Men. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Charles, Nora (2008-05). Hormonal influences on sex-linked sexual attitudes. (Master's Thesis)
- Burch, Wendy A. (2004-08). The Draw-A-Person: group differences among individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and normal controls. (Master's Thesis)
- Evardone, Milagros (2003-05). Sex differences in anxiety: testing a prenatal androgen hypothesis using behavioral and physiological markers. (Master's Thesis)
- Brown, Joshua D. (0001-05). Male body image: testosterone's response to body comparisons. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; Psychology; 4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235