Dr. Pamela Regan

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College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Psychology
Office Location: KH D3071
Phone: 323-343-5697 Email: pregan@calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

I am a social psychologist and statistician. I am particularly interested in aspects of sexual and romantic attraction (sexual desire; passionate, companionate, compassionate, and other types of love; romanticism; mate preference; etc.). My area of statistical expertise is multivariate analysis. I enjoy collaborating with students and colleagues; this has allowed me to conduct research in diverse areas (eating disorders, cancer screening, helping behavior, stereotyping, jury decision-making).


TEACHING INTERESTS

I truly enjoy teaching, and so my interests are quite varied. Over the years, I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach a wide array of courses for the Psychology Department here at Cal State LA. However, most of my assigned coursework falls in my areas of training and expertise - (1) statistics and methodology (PSY 3020 Statistics in Psychology, PSY 3040 Research Methods, PSY 4910 Multivariate Statistics, PSY 5910 Advanced Multivariate Statistics), (2) social and personality psychology (PSY 3220 Social Psychology, PSY 3180 Psychology of Personality, PSY 5220 Seminar: Social Psychology), and (3) close relationships and human sexuality (PSY 4150 Interpersonal Relationships, PSY 4160 Human Sexuality). 


RESEARCH

My primary research interest is in the area of close relationships - specifically, romantic relationships.  I am particularly interested in attraction - desire, passion, love, and related phenomena. I typically approach research questions from both a social psychological and evolutionary perspective. I am an active scientist/scholar, and have published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters and encyclopedia entries, and books. Copies of most of these publications are available (free download) at my webpage on ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pamela_Regan).


PUBLICATIONS

Please note that only books and refereed (peer-reviewed) publications are listed. Book reviews, other supplemental publications, and conference papers are not listed but are available upon request.

All work listed was conducted at Cal State LA. Prior publications are available upon request or at my ResearchGate webpage (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pamela_Regan).

Title Date

Regan, P., Cachelin, F. M., & Minnick, A. M. (2017). Initial treatment seeking from professional health care providers for eating disorders: A review and synthesis of potential barriers to and facilitators of "first contact." International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 190-209.

(double blind peer review)

2017

Regan, P. C. (2017).  The mating game: A primer on love, sex, and marriage (3rd ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

2017

Regan, P. C. (2016). Loving unconditionally: Demographic correlates of the agapic love style. Interpersona, 10, 28-35. DOI: 10.5964/ijpr.v10i1.199.

(double blind peer review)

2016

Sprecher, S., Regan, P., & Orbuch, T. (2016). Who does the work? Partner perceptions of the initiation and maintenance of romantic relationships.  Interpersona, 10, 13-27. DOI: 10.5964/ijpr.v10i1.191

(double blind peer review)

2016

Regan, P. C., & Durvasula, R. S. (2015).  A brief review of intimate partner violence in the United States: Nature, correlates, and proposed preventative measures.  Interpersona, 9, 127-134.  DOI: 10.5964/ijpr.v9i2.186

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2015

Regan, P. C. (2015). Attraction in close relationships. Oxford bibliographies online: Psychology. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0158.

(invited, blind peer review)

2015

Regan, P. C. (2015).  Infidelity.  In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of human sexuality (1st ed., pp. 588-591).  Hoboken, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

(invited, peer review)

2015

Regan, P. C. (2015).  Sexual desire.  In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of human sexuality (1st ed., pp. 291-293).  Hoboken, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

(invited, peer review)

2015

Regan, P. C. (2015). Sexual desire: Conceptualization, correlates, and causes. In W. Hofmann & L. F. Nordgren (Eds.), The psychology of desire (pp. 347-368). New York, NY: Guilford Publications, Inc.

(invited, peer review)

2015

Durvasula, R., & Regan, P. (2015). Personality and sexual risk in HIV-positive gay men. In D. Chhabra (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (pp. 124-131). Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2015

King, B. M., & Regan, P. C.  (2014).  Human sexuality today (8th ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

2014

Regan, P. C. (2013).  Sexual desire in women.  In D. Castañeda (Ed.), The essential handbook of women’s sexuality (Vol. 1, pp. 3-24).  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

(invited, blind peer review)

2013

Regan, P. C. (2012).  Love, college style.  In R. D. McAnulty (Ed.), Sex in college: The things they don’t write home about (pp. 119-142).  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

(invited, peer review)

2012

Regan, P. C., Lakhanpal, S., & Anguiano, C. (2012). Relationship outcomes in Indian-American love-based and arranged marriages. Psychological Reports, 110, 915-924.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-authors

2012

Regan, P. (2011).  Close relationships.  New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

2011

Regan, P. C. (2011). Cinderella revisited: Women’s appearance modification as a function of target audience sex and attractiveness. Social Behavior and Personality, 39, 563-576.

(double blind peer review)

2011

Regan, P. C., & Anguiano, C. (2010). Romanticism as a function of age, sex, and ethnicity. Psychological Reports, 107, 972-976.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

2010

Regan, P. C.  (2009).  Love, companionate and passionate.  In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (Vol. 2, pp. 1007-1011).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(invited, peer review)

2009

Regan, P. C.  (2009).  Love, unreciprocated.  In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (Vol. 2, pp. 1018-1019).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(invited, peer review)

2009

Regan, P. C.  (2009).  Lust.  In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (Vol. 2, pp. 1019-1022).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(invited, peer review)

2009

Cachelin, F. M., & Regan, P. C.  (2009).  Binge eating: What we can learn from multi-ethnic community samples.  In N. Chambers (Ed.), Binge eating: Psychological factors, symptoms and treatment (pp. 13-22).  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

(invited, peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2009

Regan, P. C. (2008).  The mating game: A primer on love, sex, and marriage (2nd ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

2008

Regan, P. C., & Durvasula, R. S.  (2008).  Predictors of breast cancer screening in Asian and Latina university students.  College Student Journal, 42, 1152-1161. 

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2008

Durvasula, R. S., Regan, P. C., Ureño, O., & Howell, L.  (2008).  Predictors of cervical cancer screening in Asian and Latina university students.  College Student Journal, 42, 243-253. 

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty and student co-authors

2008

Regan, P. C., Shen, W., Gosset, E., & De La Peña, E.  (2007).  ‘Fireworks exploded in my mouth’: Affective reactions before, during, and after the very first kiss.  International Journal of Sexual Health, 19, 1-16.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-authors

2007

Regan, P. C.  (2007).  Companionate love.  In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (Vol. 1., pp. 158-159).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(invited, peer review)

2007

Regan, P. C.  (2007).  Matching hypothesis.  In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 545-546).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(invited, peer review)

2007

Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & Regan, P. C.  (2006).  Factors associated with treatment seeking in a community sample of European American and Mexican American women with eating disorders.  European Eating Disorders Review, 14, 422-429.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2006

Durvasula, R. S., & Regan, P. C.  (2006).  Style and substance: Twelve tips for a better job talk.  The Observer, 19, 18-19.

(invited, peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2006

Durvasula, R. S., Regan, P. C., Ureño, O., & Howell, L.  (2006).  Frequency of cervical and breast cancer screening rates in a multi-ethnic female college sample.  Psychological Reports, 99, 418-420. 

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student and faculty co-authors

2006

Regan, P. C.  (2006).  Love.  In R. D. McAnulty & M. M. Burnette (Eds.), Sex and sexuality. Vol. 2.  Sexual function and dysfunction  (pp. 87-113).  Westport, CT:  Praeger.

(invited, peer review)

2006

Regan, P. C., & Atkins, L.  (2006).  Sex differences and similarities in frequency and intensity of sexual desire.  Social Behavior and Personality, 34, 95-102.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

2006

Cachelin, F. M., & Regan, P. C.  (2006).  Prevalence and correlates of chronic dieting in a multi-ethnic U.S. community sample.  Eating and Weight Disorders, 11, 91-99.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2006

Regan, P. C., & Cachelin, F. M.  (2006).  Binge eating and purging in a multi-ethnic community sample.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 523-526.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2006

Berscheid, E., & Regan, P.  (2005).  The psychology of interpersonal relationships.  Mahwah, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

2005

Regan, P. C., & Gutierrez, D. M.  (2005).  The effect of participants’ sex and targets’ perceived need on supermarket helping behavior.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, 617-620.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

2005

Qaqiesh, E., & Regan, P. C.  (2004).  Attitudes toward extrarelational sex as a function of participant’s and third party’s gender.  Psychological Reports, 95, 965-968.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

2004

Regan, P. C.  (2004).  Sex and the attraction process:  Lessons from science (and Shakespeare) on lust, love, chastity, and fidelity.  In J. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), The handbook of sexuality in close relationships (pp. 115-133).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

(invited, peer review)

2004

Regan, P. C., Durvasula, R., Howell, L., Ureño, O., & Rea, M.  (2004).  Gender, ethnicity, and the developmental timing of first sexual and romantic experiences.  Social Behavior and Personality, 32, 667-676.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA student and faculty co-authors

2004

Joshi, A., Ferris, J. C., Otto, A. L., & Regan, P. C.  (2003).  Parenting styles and academic achievement in college students.  Psychological Reports, 93, 823-828.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student and faculty co-authors

2003

Regan, P. (2003).  The mating game: A primer on love, sex, and marriage.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [first edition]

2003

Regan, P. C., & Joshi, A.  (2003).  Ideal partner preferences among adolescents.  Social Behavior and Personality, 31, 13-20.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA faculty co-author

2003

Regan, P. C., Lyle, J. L., Otto, A. L., & Joshi, A.  (2003).  Pregnancy and changes in female sexual desire: A review.  Social Behavior and Personality, 31, 603-612.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA and CSUDH faculty co-authors

2003

Regan, P. C.  (2002).  Functional features: An evolutionary perspective on inappropriate relationships.  In R. Goodwin & D. Cramer (Eds.), Inappropriate Relationships:  The unconventional, the disapproved, and the forbidden (pp. 25-42).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

(invited, peer review)

2002

Regan, P. C., & Llamas, V.  (2002).  Customer service as a function of shopper’s attire.  Psychological Reports, 90, 203-204.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

2002

Sprecher, S., & Regan, P. C.  (2002).  Liking some things (in some people) more than others: Partner preferences in romantic relationships and friendships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 463-481.

(double blind peer review)

2002

Regan, P. C., Medina, R., & Joshi, A.  (2001).  Partner preferences among homosexual men and women: What is desirable in a sex partner is not necessarily desirable in a romantic partner.  Social Behavior and Personality, 29, 625-633.

(double blind peer review)

* CSLA student and faculty co-authors

2001

Regan, P. C.  (2000).  Love relationships.  In L. T. Szuchman & F. Muscarella (Eds.), Psychological perspectives on human sexuality (pp. 232-282).  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

(invited, peer review)

2000

Regan, P. C.  (2000).  The role of sexual desire and sexual activity in dating relationships.  Social Behavior and Personality, 28, 51-60.

(double blind peer review)

2000

Regan, P. C., Levin, L., Sprecher, S., Christopher, F. S., & Cate, R.  (2000).  Partner preferences: What characteristics do men and women desire in their short-term sexual and long-term romantic partners?  Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, 12, 1-21.

(blind peer review)

2000

Regan, P. C., & Ramirez, C.  (2000).  Decisions on child care: Do sex and sexual orientation matter?  Psychological Reports, 86, 922-924.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

2000

Sprecher, S., & Regan, P. C.  (2000).   Sexuality in a relational context.  In C. Hendrick & S. S. Hendrick (Eds.), Close relationships: A sourcebook  (pp. 217-227).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(invited, peer review)

2000

Regan, P. C.  (1999).  Hormonal correlates and causes of sexual desire: A review.  The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 8, 1-16.

(double blind peer review)

1999

Regan, P. C., & Dreyer, C. S.  (1999).  Lust? Love? Status? Young adults' motives for engaging in casual sex.  Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 11, 1-24.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

1999

Regan, P. C., & Berscheid, E.  (1999).  Lust: What we know about human sexual desire.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

1999

Regan, P. C., Jerry, D., Narvaez, M., & Johnson, D.  (1999).  Public displays of affection among Asian and Latino heterosexual couples.  Psychological Reports, 84, 1201-1202.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-authors

1999

Metts, S., Sprecher, S., & Regan, P. C.  (1998).  Communication and sexual desire.  In P. A. Andersen & L. K. Guerrero (Eds.), Handbook of communication and emotion:  Research, theory, applications, and contexts (pp. 353-377).  Orlando, FL:  Academic Press.

(invited, peer review)

1998

Regan, P. C.  (1998).  Minimum mate selection standards as a function of perceived mate value, relationship context, and gender.  Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 10, 53-73.

(blind peer review)

1998

Regan, P. C.  (1998).  Of lust and love:  Beliefs about the role of sexual desire in romantic relationships.  Personal Relationships, 5, 139-157.

(blind peer review)

1998

Regan, P.  (1998).  Romantic love and sexual desire.  In V. C. de Munck (Ed.), Romantic love and sexual behavior: Perspectives from the social sciences (pp. 91-112).  Westport, CT:  Praeger.

(invited, peer review)

1998

Regan, P. C.  (1998).  What if you can’t get what you want?  Willingness to compromise ideal mate selection standards as a function of sex, mate value, and relationship context.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1288-1297.

(double blind peer review)

1998

Regan, P. C., & Baker, S. J.  (1998).  The impact of child witness demeanor on perceived credibility and trial outcome in sexual abuse cases.  Journal of Family Violence, 13, 187-195.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-author

1998

Regan, P. C., Kocan, E. R., & Whitlock, T.  (1998).  Ain’t love grand!  A prototype analysis of the concept of romantic love.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, 411-420.

(blind peer review)

* CSLA student co-authors

1998

Sprecher, S., & Regan, P. C.  (1998).  Passionate and companionate love in courting and young married couples.  Sociological Inquiry, 68, 163-185.

(blind peer review)

1998

Sprecher, S., Regan, P. C., & McKinney, K.  (1998).  Beliefs about the outcomes of extramarital sexual relationships as a function of the gender of the “cheating spouse.”  Sex Roles, 38, 301-311.

(double blind peer review)

1998

Kovera, M. B., Gresham, A. W., Borgida, E., Gray, E., & Regan, P. C.  (1997).  Does expert testimony inform or influence juror decision making?  A social cognitive analysis.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 82, 178-191.

(blind peer review)

1997

Regan, P. C.  (1997).  The impact of male sexual request style on perceptions of sexual interactions:  The mediational role of beliefs about female sexual desire.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 19, 519-532.

(blind peer review)

1997

Regan, P. C., & Berscheid, E.  (1997).  Gender differences in characteristics desired in a potential sexual and marriage partner.  Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 9, 25-37.

(blind peer review)

1997

Sprecher, S., Regan, P. C., McKinney, K., Maxwell, K., & Wazienski, R.  (1997).  Preferred level of sexual experience in a date or mate:  The merger of two methodologies.  The Journal of Sex Research, 34, 327-337.

(double blind peer review)

1997

Regan, P. C.  (1996).  Rhythms of desire:  The association between menstrual cycle phases and female sexual desire.  The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 5, 145-156.

(double blind peer review)

1996

Regan, P. C.  (1996).  Sexual outcasts:  The perceived impact of body weight on sexuality.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 1803-1815.

(double blind peer review)

1996

Regan, P. C.  (1996).  The search for family:  Adolescent males’ motives for joining gangs.  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 24, 1-3.

(blind peer review)

1996

 


 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.A. English Literature, 1988

  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Ph.D. Psychology, Ph.D. Minor Statistics

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 


 

 

 

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