KELLY EIKO ASAO The University of Texas at Austin Department of Psychology 1 University Station A8000 Austin, TX

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1 KELLY EIKO ASAO The University of Texas at Austin Department of Psychology 1 University Station A8000 Austin, TX EDUCATION University of Texas at Austin Area: Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology Degree: Ph.D. Expected May, 2017 Graduate Advisor: David Buss, Ph.D. Dissertation: Sexual Morality: Cross-cultural, Perspectival, and Individual Difference Effects University of Pennsylvania Major: Psychology Minor: Classical Studies Philosophy Degree: B.A. with Distinction in Psychology GPA: 3.96, Summa Cum Laude Honors Thesis 1: Morality Across Domains Supervisor: Dr. Robert Kurzban Honors Thesis 2: Pairbonding Behaviors in Brown-Headed Cowbirds Supervisor: Dr. David White HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS Honors 2014 Central European University Summer Institute Invitation Morality: Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms 2012 National Science Foundation Honorable Mention Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society Dean s Scholar, U. of Penn (given to 10 students annually) Deans List, U. of Penn Grants 2016 Psychology Research Bridge Grant, The University of Texas at Austin 2015 Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin 2013 Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin

2 2012 Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin 2008 Center for Undergrad. Research Fellowship, U. of Pennsylvania 2008 Vagelos Fund Research Award, University of Pennsylvania 2007 College Alumni Society Research Grant, University of Pennsylvania 2006 Niarchos Foundation Grant RESEARCH INTERESTS Broadly, I am interested in understanding human morality from an evolutionary psychological perspective. My core research program focuses on identifying the psychological foundations of sexual morality, with a special focus on how sexual morality varies across individual and cultural contexts. Current research projects include a massive 50-culture study of sexual morality and a large within-culture study of individual differences in sexual morality that focuses on gender, personality, and mating strategy. PUBLICATIONS Published Manuscripts Lewis, D. M. G., Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K. & Buss, D. M. (in press). Evolutionary psychology: A how-to guide. American Psychologist. Buss, D.M., Goetz, C., Duntley, J.D., Asao, K., & Conroy-Beam, D. (2017). The mate switching hypothesis. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2016). The tripartite theory of Machiavellian morality: Judgment, influence, and conscience as distinct moral adaptations. In T.K. Shackelford & R.D. Hansen (Eds.), The Evolution of Morality. Springer: Switzerland. Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2015). Human emotions: An evolutionary psychological perspective. Emotion Review, DeScioli, P., Asao, K., & Kurzban, R. (2012). Omissions and byproducts across moral domains. PloS one, 7(10), e Lewis, D. M. G., Al-Shawaf, L., Conroy-Beam, D., Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2012). Friends with benefits II: Mating activation in opposite-sex friendships as a function of sociosexual orientation and relationship status. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(5),

3 Manuscripts in Progress Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (in prep). Individual differences in sexual morality: The role of religion, political orientation, and personality on moral judgments. Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (in prep). Sexual double standards in sexual morality. Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (in prep). The seven pillars of sexual morality: Towards a sexual morality inventory. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Invited Talks Buss, D. M., & Asao, K. (2016, April). The Seven Pillars of Sexual Morality. Invited speakers at the Psychology Advisory Committee Meeting, Austin, TX. Buss, D. M., & Asao, K. (2016, April). The Evolution of Sexual Morality. Invited speakers at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX. Asao, K. (2016, March). Mating and Morality: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology. Invited speaker at St Edwards University brown bag, Austin, TX.. Buss, D. M., & Asao, K. (2015, October). Sexual Morality. Invited speakers at Texas A&M symposium, College Station, TX. Buss, D. M., & Asao, K. (2015, July). The Evolution of Sexual Morality. Invited speakers at the Conference on Morality: Cognitive and Evolutionary Origins, Santiago, Chile.. Buss, D. M., & Asao, K. (2014, March). The Evolution of Sexual Morality. Invited speakers at Evolution of Morality: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Rochester, MI. Poster Presentations Asao, K., & Buss. D. M. (accepted). The Seven Pillars of Sexual Morality. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, Canada. Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2015, July). The Tripartite Theory of Machiavellian Morality. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO. Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2014, June). The Tripartite Theory of Machiavellian Morality. Poster presented at Morality: Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms, Budapest, Hungary. Asao, K., & Buss, D. M. (2013, July). When justice isn t blind: the relationship between closeness, morality, and punishment. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Miami, FL. 3

4 Asao, K., & DeScioli, P. (2012, June). You ll be the first to know! Loyalty and the sharing of good news. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM. Asao, K., & White, D. J. (2008, May). Monogamy, pair-bonds and reproductive success in brown-headed cowbirds. Honors poster presented at the Univ. of Pennsylvania undergrad poster session, Philadelphia, PA. Asao, K., & Kurzban, R. (2008, May). The moral puzzle: an investigation of moral cognition across domains. Honors poster presented at the Univ. of Pennsylvania undergrad poster session, Philadelphia, PA. TEACHING AND MENTORING INTERESTS My goal is to inspire academic curiosity and passion for deep learning in my students. My prior teaching experience has allowed me to discover the teaching strategies that work best in different learning settings. I love to teach small classrooms that allow individualized attention, advanced subject matter, and more involved activities (e.g. conducting research projects). I also have extensive experience with The University of Texas s Synchronous Massive Online Class (SMOC). SMOCs utilize online technologies to reach a large undergraduate audience. Many of these advanced technologies can be used to encourage student learning and engagement in classrooms of all sizes. TEACHING AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Summer, 2016 Introduction to Psychology (PSY 301) Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Bigler Assistant Instructor Independently designed course curriculum, including all lectures, assignments, and activities. Spring, 2016 Introduction to Human Sexuality (PSY 306) Supervisors: Dr. David Buss & Dr. Cindy Meston Lead In charge of a team of 6 TAs for a large online course Fall, 2015 & Research Methods and Design (PSY 418) Fall, 2016 Supervisor: Dr. Robert Josephs Lab Guided students to design, conduct, and present research projects Spring, 2015 Fantasy and Reality (PSY 333F) Supervisor: Dr. Jacqueline Woolley 4

5 Fall, 2014 Psychology of Sex (PSY 394K) Supervisors: Dr. David Buss & Dr. Cindy Meston Summer, 2014 Biopsychology (PSY s308) Supervisor: Dr. Hongjoo Joanne Lee Spring, 2014 Psychology of Language (PSY 337) Supervisor: Dr. Zenzi Griffin Fall, 2013 Evolutionary Psychology (PSY 334E) Supervisor: Dr. David Buss Summer, 2013 Biopsychology (PSY s308) Supervisor: Dr. Hongjoo Joanne Lee Spring, 2013 Introduction to Psychology (PSY 301) Supervisor: Dr. Amy Meeks Lead Summer, 2012 Human Sexuality (PSY 341K) Supervisor: Dr. Amy Meeks Spring, 2012 Introduction to Child Development (PSY 304) Supervisor: Dr. Ann Repp Fall, 2011 & Individual Differences Course (PSY 345) Fall, 2012 Supervisor: Dr. Elliot Tucker-Drob Spring, 2008 Evolutionary Psych Research Course Supervisor: Dr. Robert Kurzban GUEST LECTURES Asao, K. (2016). Sexual Conflict. Guest lecture in Introduction to Human Sexuality. Asao, K. (2016). Jealousy. Guest lecture in Introduction to Human Sexuality. Asao, K. (2016). Sexual Morality. Guest lecture in Introduction to Human Sexuality. 5

6 Asao, K. (2016). The Evolution of Love. Guest lecture in Introduction to Human Sexuality. Asao, K. (2015). Mate Competition. Guest lecture in Psychology of Sex. Asao, K. (2013). Friendship and Cooperation. Guest lecture in Evolutionary Psychology. Asao, K. (2013). Women s Long Term Mating Strategies. Guest lecture in Evolutionary Psychology. Asao, K. (2012). Evolutionary Psychology. Guest lecture in Human Sexuality. Asao, K. (2012). Attraction and Love. Guest lecture in Human Sexuality. OTHER TEACHING EXPERINCE 2012-present Berkeley Squared Academy SAT Writing Teacher Taught high school students basic and advanced English grammar Taught diverse student population Academic College Counselor Guided high school students through applying to higher education PROFESSIONAL SERVICE University Service 2016-present Graduate Student Association Psychology Departmental Representative Attended interdepartmental meetings to represent psychology Advocated on behalf of graduate student interests 2015-present 2011-present Psychology Graduate Student Diversity Committee Member and Volunteer Representative for individual differences and evolutionary psychology (IDEP) at annual Graduate School Panel for undergraduates Psychology Graduate Student Association Co-Vice President, Chair of Outreach Committee Hosted professional development events for graduate students Planned outreach events to children s shelters, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and various cultural centers. Represented Evolutionary Psychology area at meetings 6

7 April 2016 Feb 2012 Psychology Advisory Committee meeting Co-presenter Presented research and attended social functions to increase funding for graduate student research UT Psychology Department Reunion Volunteer Ad Hoc Reviewer 2014-present Evolutionary Psychological Science 2011-present Evolutionary Psychology 2013-present Personality and Individual Differences 2012 Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science Organizations 2011-present 2011-present 2008-present Human Behavior and Evolution Society Evolutionary Psychology Habitat for Humanity SKILLS Writing intensive courses: English grammar and punctuation Statistical software: JMP, SPSS, R, MATLAB Language Analysis software: LIWC 7