Aaron W. Lukaszewski, Ph.D.





Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: University Hall 4728
Telephone: (310) 338-5934
E-mail: Aaron.Lukaszewski@lmu.edu; aalukas.1859@gmail.com

Personal webpage:



-Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
-B.A., Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 2004

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Personality and Individual Differences; Evolutionary Psychology; Behavioral Genetics; The Psychology of Human Social Status

Courses Taught:

General Psychology; Cognition; Human Behavioral Genetics; Human Relationships

Brief Bio:

My primary research program investigates (i) how adaptively-patterned variation in self-evaluation and personality arise from the interaction of social-cognitive, developmental, endocrine, and genetic mechanisms; and (ii) the evolved psychology of social partner evaluation and status conferral. To elucidate these phenomena, I conduct both experimental and correlational studies, and assess characteristics such as personality traits, personality preferences, morphological features, cognitive abilities, genotypes and hormone levels.

Recent Publications:

Lukaszewski, A. W. (2013). Testing an adaptationist theory of trait covariation: Relative bargaining power as a common calibrator of an interpersonal syndrome. European Journal of Personality.

Lukaszewski, A. W. & Roney, J. R. (2011). The origins of extraversion: Joint effects of facultative calibration and genetic polymorphism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37 (3), 409-421.

Lukaszewski, A. W. & Roney, J. R. (2010). Kind toward whom? Mate preferences for personality traits are target specific. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31 (1), 29-38.

Roney, J. R., Simmons, Z. L., & Lukaszewski, A. W. (2010). Androgen receptor gene sequence and basal cortisol concentrations predict men's hormonal responses to potential mates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 277, 57-63.

Director of/Programs in charge of:

Personality Origins Laboratory, Loyola Marymount University

Honors & Awards:

-New Investigator Award, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, 2010
-Magna cum laude, Loyola Marymount University

Downloadable Curriculum Vitae:

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