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Patrick Nebl

Patrick Nebl, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology

B.A., Psychology, North Central College

B.A., History, North Central College

M.A., Psychology (Neural and Cognitive Sciences), Bowling Green State University

Ph.D., Psychology (Neural and Cognitive Sciences), Bowling Green State University

Nebl earned a B.A. from North Central College and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. As a biopsychologist, Nebl focuses his teaching and research on evolutionary psychology, endocrinology, and neuroscience. In addition to studying the biological influences on human behavior, Nebl is interested in statistics and psychometrics.

  • PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • PSY 313 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research
  • PSY 356 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 424 Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 496 Senior Capstone Seminar: Evolutionary Psychology
  • PSY 512 Problem-Solving Analysis in I/O Psychology

Nebl’s primary research interests are in the field of evolutionary psychology. In a general sense, the evolutionary psychology view is that many human behaviors and cognitive patterns are the result of evolutionary processes. Research in this field uses our knowledge of evolutionary biology to make predictions regarding possible functional adaptations of various psychological phenomena. Although Nebl’s interest in the field is broad, his previous research has focused on topics such as consumer psychology, mate selection, and the mediating role of hormones.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Gordon, A. K., Nebl, P. J., Murray, L. J., & McCoy, M. G. (2019, June). The Bargain-Hunting Hypothesis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Boston, MA.

Sim, J. J., Nebl, P. J., Jochim, N. J.*, Wang, K. Z.*, Berent, B. M.*, & Sepowski, S. L.* (2019, April). Development and Validation of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Interest Inventory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bamberger, M.*, Johnson, A.*, & Nebl, P. J. (2019, April). The Effect of Dog Ownership on Empathy and Interpersonal Relations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Nebl, P. J., McCoy, M. G., & Cabo, J.* (2019, March). Social Winners: The Effect of Status and Winning on Moral Decision-Making. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Cincinnati, OH.

Murray, L. J., Nebl, P. J., McCoy, M. G., Gilbert, M.*, & Gordon, A. K. (2018, May). A Costly Signaling Perspective on Why Women Wear High Heels. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Gordon, A. K., McCoy, M. G., Murray, L. J., & Nebl, P. J. (2018, May). The Many Costs Associated with Thriftiness. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

McCoy, M. G. & Nebl, P. J. (2018). Reproductive Variance. In T. K. Shackelford and V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

McCoy, M. G. & Nebl, P. J. (2018). Female Reproductive Variance. In T. K. Shackelford and V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Murray, L. J., McCoy, M. G., Nebl, P. J., Herring, E.*, & Gordon, A. K. (2017, May). The Bargain-Hunting Hypothesis: What Does Your Shopping Style Say About You? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Nebl, P. J., & Gordon, A. K. (2015, May). The Competitive Thriftiness Hypothesis: Sex Differences in the Use of Frugality as a Costly Signal of Conscientiousness, Intellect, Self-Control, and an Aversion to Short-Term Mating and Infidelity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.

Nebl, P. J. & Gordon, A. K. (2015, May). The Effect of Female Orgasm on Female Selection/Male Investment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Gordon, A. K., & Nebl, P. J. (2014). Evolution: Lying and Deception in Natural Selection. In T. R. Levine (Ed.), Encyclopedia of deception (pp. 345-349). New York, NY: Sage Publications, Inc.

*represents student author

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