Assistant Professor

Michal Kandrik

Assistant Professor

Room: MF-C568

Research interests

My research interests are various levels (cross-cultural, between-subject, within-subject) of systematic variation in men's mating strategies and mate preferences. Further, I am also interested in social neuroendocrinology, in particular, how do changes in testosterone and cortisol affect people's social perceptions and behaviors.


I completed a joint degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen in 2011 and finished an MSc in Research Methods of Psychological Science at the University of Glasgow in 2013. I completed my ESRC funded PhD in late 2016 under the supervision of Dr Lisa DeBruine and Prof Ben Jones, and until July 2017 worked as a post-doc at the University of Glasgow, on an ERC funded project (OCMATE) awarded to Ben Jones which investigated the effects of endogenous and exogenous hormones on women's behaviors, social judgments and appearance.


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Recent publications

BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, H Wang, M Kandrik, C Han, V Fasolt & ... (2018) No compelling evidence that preferences for facial masculinity track changes in women’s hormonal status. Psychological science 29 (6), 996-1005
JS Torrance, M Kandrik, AJ Lee, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (2018) Does Adult Sex Ratio Predict Regional Variation in Facial Dominance Perceptions? Evidence From an Analysis of US States. Evolutionary Psychology 16 (2), 1474704918776748
JS Torrance, AC Hahn, M Kandrik, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (2018) No evidence for associations between men’s salivary testosterone and responses on the Intrasexual Competitiveness Scale. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1-7
BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, H Wang, M Kandrik, AJ Lee, JM Tybur & ... (2018) Reply to Fleischman and Fessler's (2018) comment on “Hormonal correlates of pathogen disgust: Testing the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis”. Evolution and Human Behavior
C Han, H Wang, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, M Kandrik, V Fasolt, DK Morrison & ... (2018) Cultural differences in preferences for facial coloration. Evolution and Human Behavior 39 (2), 154-159
BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, H Wang, M Kandrik, AJ Lee, JM Tybur & ... (2018) Hormonal correlates of pathogen disgust: testing the compensatory prophylaxis hypothesis. Evolution and Human Behavior 39 (2), 166-169
BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, H Wang, M Kandrik & LM DeBruine (2018) General sexual desire, but not desire for uncommitted sexual relationships, tracks changes in women’s hormonal status. Psychoneuroendocrinology 88, 153-157
A Hahn, IJ Holzleitner, AJ Lee, M Kandrik, KJ O'Shea, L DeBruine & ... (2018) Facial masculinity is only weakly correlated with handgrip strength in young adult women. bioRxiv, 425017
BC Jones, A Hahn, K Pisanski, H Wang, M Kandrik, A Lee, IJ Holzleitner & ... (2018) Does the strength of women's attraction to male vocal masculinity track changes in steroid hormones?. bioRxiv, 403949
BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, H Wang, M Kandrik, J Lao, C Han, AJ Lee & ... (2018) No evidence that more physically attractive women have higher estradiol or progesterone. bioRxiv, 136515
M Kandrik, AC Hahn, C Han, J Wincenciak, CI Fisher, LM DeBruine & ... (2017) Does the Interaction Between Cortisol and Testosterone Predict Men’s Facial Attractiveness?. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 3 (4), 275-281
C Han, H Wang, A Hahn, C Fisher, M Kandrik, V Fasolt, D Morrison & ... (2017) Cultural differences in preferences for facial coloration (manuscript). PsyArXiv
BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, M Kandrik, H Wang, C Han & LM Debruine (2017) What does women's facial attractiveness cue?. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 162, 234-234
C Han, M Kandrik, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, DR Feinberg, IJ Holzleitner & ... (2017) Interrelationships among men’s threat potential, facial dominance, and vocal dominance. Evolutionary Psychology 15 (1), 1474704917697332
M Kandrik (2017) Variation in men's mate preferences and mating strategies. University of Glasgow
M Kandrik, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, J Wincenciak, LM DeBruine & BC Jones (2017) Are physiological and behavioral immune responses negatively correlated? Evidence from hormone-linked differences in men's face preferences. Hormones and behavior 87, 57-61
M Kandrik, AC Hahn, J Wincenciak, CI Fisher, K Pisanski, DR Feinberg & ... (2016) Are men’s perceptions of sexually dimorphic vocal characteristics related to their testosterone levels?. PloS one 11 (11), e0166855
BC Jones, AC Hahn, CI Fisher, J Wincenciak, M Kandrik, SC Roberts & ... (2015) Facial coloration tracks changes in women's estradiol. Psychoneuroendocrinology 56, 29-34
M Kandrik, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (2015) Scarcity of female mates predicts regional variation in men's and women's sociosexual orientation across US states. Evolution and Human Behavior 36 (3), 206-210
M Kandrik, CL Fincher, BC Jones & LM DeBruine (2014) Men’s, but not Women’s, Sociosexual Orientation Predicts Couples’ Perceptions of Sexually Dimorphic Cues in Own-Sex Faces. Archives of sexual behavior 43 (5), 965-971

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