Andrew George Thomas, PhD.

Biography

I'm a senior lecturer in psychology based at Swansea University, UK. My main research interests include mating preferences, sex differences, and relationship well-being. My work is heavily informed by evolutionary psychology which acknowledges that the mind, much like the body, is subject to the forces of evolution, and has been shaped over time by the challenges encountered by our ancestors. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Currently, my lab is investigating: (1) Openness to polygamous relationships in monogamous societies; (2) The impact of sexual history on attractiveness; (3) How ideal mate preferences affect relationship satisfaction; and (4) What situational and attitudinal factors might explain sex differences in sexual harassment judgements.

Prior to my current post, I completed my PhD at Swansea University, UK under the supervision of Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams. Before that I received a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology from Cardiff University, UK.