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Broadly defined, my research considers the impact of evolution on human behavior and
cognition. Specific areas include human vocal production and perception, sex differences
in mating strategies, and visual processing of evolutionarily relevant stimuli. I am also collaborating with colleagues at FGCU and around Florida state assessing
the therapeutic effectiveness of medical marijuana among Florida medical marijuana
patients. The courses I teach reflect my education and research interests, with a focus on the
biology of human behavior, psychopharmacology, and psychology statistics.
Pipitone, R. N., Cruz, L. Morales H.N., Aladro, D., Savitsky, S. R., Koroleva, M.,
Valdez, F., Campbell, E. & Miranda, S. (2021). Sex differences in attitudes towards
casual sex: Using STI contraction likelihoods to assess evolved mating strategies,
Frontiers in Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology, 12:706149. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.706149
Sajdeya, R., Shavers, A., Jean-Jacques, J., Costales, B., Jugl, S., Crump, C., Wang,
Y., Manfio, L., Pipitone, R.N., Rosenthal, M. S., Winterstein, A.G. & Cook, R.L. (2021).
Practice patterns and training needs among physicians certifying patients for medical
marijuana in Florida, Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 12: 1–11.DOI: 10.1177/21501327211042790
Pipitone, R.N. & DiMattina, C. (2020). Object clusters or spectral energy? Assessing
the relative contributions of image phase and amplitude spectra to trypophobia. Frontiers
in Psychology: Perception Science, 11:1847. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01847
Rosenthal, M.S. & Pipitone, R.N. (2020). Demographics, perceptions, and use of medical
marijuana among patients in Florida. Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids, 4(1) 13-20.
Shoup-Knox, M.L., Ostrander, G.M., Reimann, G.E. & Pipitone, R.N. (2019). Fertility-dependent
acoustic variation in women’s voices previously shown to affect listener physiology
and perception. Evolutionary Psychology, 1-10.
Ostrander, G.M., Pipitone, R.N. & Shoup-Knox, M.L. (2018). Interactions between observer
and stimuli fertility status: Endocrine and perceptual responses to intrasexual vocal
fertility cues. Hormones and Behavior, 98, 191-197.
Pipitone, R.N., Gallegos, B., & Walters, D. (2017). Physiological responses to trypophobic
images and further scale validity of the trypophobia questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 66-68.
Pipitone, R.N., Gallup, G.G.Jr., & Bartels, A. (2016). Variation in men’s masculinity
affects preferences for women’s voices at different points in the menstrual cycle.
Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 10(3), 188-201.
Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological
science. Science, 349(6251).
Shoup-Knox, M.L., & Pipitone, R.N. (2015). Physiological changes in response to hearing
female voices recorded at high and low fertility. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 386 – 392.