Dr. Laura Dane

Professor of Evolutionary Psychology
Affiliated Faculty – Douglas College, Department of Psychology

EMAIL: danel@douglascollege.ca

Research Interests

Application of evolutionary theories to mating, disease salience, sexually dimorphic physiology, deception, and individual differences. Currently my research focuses on 1) the effects of disease salience on short-term mating interests and how these interests are moderated by narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism (the Dark Triad) and 2) hormonal responses to social stressors (i.e. the act of deceiving and empathy induction), and their moderation by the Dark Triad traits.


BA, MA (SFU), PhD (New Mexico)