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Department of Psychology
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Office: Human Devlopment, 203
Lab: BPSB, 329
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Martha McClintock

Research Interests

  • Biopsychology
  • Pheromones
  • Social Behavior and the Regulation of Fertility, Health and Sexual Motivation

Recent Publications

McClintock, M. K. (1971). Menstrual synchrony and suppression. Nature, 291, 244-245.

McClintock, M. K., 1983. Pheromonal regulation of the ovarian cycle: Enhancement, suppression and synchrony. In: J.G. Vandenbergh (ed.), Pheromones and Reproduction in Mammals, pp. 113-149. New York: Academic Press.

McClintock, M. K., 1984. Group mating in the domestic rat as a context for sexual selection: Consequences for analysis of sexual behavior and neuroendocrine responses. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 14: 1-50. New York: Academic Press.

McClintock, M. K., 1987. A functional approach to the behavioral endocrinology of rodents. In: D. Crews (ed.), Psychobiology of Reproduction. New York: Prentice-Hall. Pp. 176-203.

LeFevre, J. and M. K. McClintock, 1988. Reproductive senescence in female rats: A longitudinal study of individual differences in estrous cycles and behavior. Biology of Reproduction. 38: 780-789.

Blumberg, M., J. Mennella, H. Moltz, and M. K. McClintock, 1992. Facultative sex-ratio adjustment in Norway rats: Litters born asynchronously are female biased. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 31:401-408.

Schank, J., and M. K. McClintock, 1992. A coupled-oscillator model of ovarian cycle synchrony among female rats. Journal of Theoretical Biology 157:317-463.

Hornig, L., and M. K. McClintock, 1994. Unmasking sex ratio biasing through targeted analysis. Animal Behavior 47:1224-1226

McClintock, M. K. and Herdt, G. (1996). Rethinking puberty: The development of sexual attraction. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 5 (6), 178-183.

Stern, K. and McClintock, M. K. (1998). Regulation of ovulation by human pheromones. Nature, 392: (6672) 177-179.

McClintock, M. K. (1999). Reproductive biology. Pheromones and regulation of ovulation. Nature, 401, 232-3.

Cacioppo, J. T., Ernst, J.M., Burleson, M.H., McClintock, M.K., Malarkey, W.B., Hawkley, L.C., Kowalewski, R.B., Paulsen, A., Hobson, J. A., Hugdahl, K., Spiegel, D., Berntson, G.G. (2000). Lonely traits and concomitant physiological processes: the MacArthur social neuroscience studies. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 35(2-3), 143-154.

Jacob, S., Zelano, B., Gungor, A., Abbott, D., Naclerio, R., and McClintock, M. K. (2000). Location and gross morphology of the nasopalatine duct in human adults. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 126(6), 741-748.

Jacob, S., McClintock, M. K., Zelano, B. and Ober, C. (2002). Paternally inherited HLA alleles are associated with women's choice of male odor. Nature Genetics, 30.


  • Research Seminar in Behavioral Endocrinology
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Psycbiatric and Behavioral Genetics part I
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Psycbiatric and Behavioral Genetics part II
  • Psychoneuroimmunology: Links between nervous and immune systems

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