Angela G. Pirlott

Social Psychologist

​Saint Xavier University

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Undergraduate Excellence


Lab Alumni & Graduate School Placements


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Laura Vogrig, University of Illinois-Chicago, Masters in Social Work


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Tara Young, New Mexico State University, PhD in Social Psychology

Courtney Allen, Marietta College, MA in Psychology; Kent University, PhD in Social Psychology

Reese Butterfuss, University of Minnesota, PhD in Educational Psychology

Sarah Nigro, Adler School of Professional Psychology, PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Taylor Vossen, University of Colorado-Coloardo Springs, MA in CLinical Psychology

Gina Lawton, University of Wisconsin-Stout, MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Andrea Ruder, University of Wisconsin-Stout, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Talia Crabb, Caldwell University, MA in Applied Behavior Analysis

Marta Rusten, Colorado State University, MA in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

Mike Kosiak, University of Minnesota, Masters in Public Health


Arizona State University

Ryan Stolier, San Diego State University, MA in Psychology--Social Psychology Specialization; Dartmouth University/New York University, PhD in Social Psychology

Shannon Jewell, Arizona State University, PhD in Clinical Health Psychology

Erika Montanarao, University of New Mexico, PhD in Health Psychology

Christopher Fisher, St. John's University, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Nova Southeastern University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology 

Allison Miller, American School of Professional Psychology, PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Andrea Fessler, University of San Diego, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Alexis Nay, University of Denver, MA in Sport and Performance Psychology

Erica Bessen, University of San Diego, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Kelley Conley, Arizona State University, Masters in Social Work

Vince Toivo Mikkola, University of Phoenix, MA in Counseling Psychology

Carly Buckingham, Midwestern University, MS in Biomedical Sciences

Elisa Shoff, University of Central Florida, MS in Forensic Science

Ryan Shelhamer, University of Arizona Medical School, MD

Brittany DiVito, Thomas Jefferson University, Masters in Public Health

Anna Claybaugh, New York University, Masters in Social Work



Student Presentations

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​​*Czerwien, B., *Olita, S., & Pirlott, A.G. (2017, April). Do gay men and lesbians show sex differences in mate preferences? A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Conference, Chicago, IL.

*Cervantes-Bautista, M., & Pirlott, A. G. (2017, April). Understanding LGB men and women’s fear-based prejudices of other LGB groups. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Conference, Chicago, IL, and at the 2016 Marquette University Diversity Conference, Milwaukee, WI. 


*Donley, E., *Lee, J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2016, January). LGB stereotype activation differs depending upon target sex and sexual orientation. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

*Lee, J., *Donley, E., & Pirlott, A. G. (2016, January). Stereotype activation: Heterosexuals perceive LGB to pose specific threats. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA. 


​*Donley, E., *Lee, J., *Nigro, S., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, May). Perceptions of threats to ingroup cohesion drive moral disgust, aggression, and expulsion of LGB men and women. Poster presented at the 27th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Columbia, MO.


*Lee, J. S., *Nigro, S. E., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, May). Parenting concerns drive moral disgust, anger, avoidance, and aggression toward LGB men and women. Poster presented at the 27th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Columbia, MO.


*Moline, A., *Lee, J., *Nigro, S., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, May). Perceptions of stigma by association threats drive anger, avoidance, and aggression toward same-sex gay and bisexual individuals. Poster presented at the 27th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Columbia, MO.


*Sornson, N., *Lee, J., *Nigro, S., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, May). Perceptions of disease threats drive physical disgust and avoidance of gay and bisexual men. Poster presented at the 27th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Columbia, MO.


*Bakalars, C., *Beck, S., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, April). Mate preference perception predicts self-presentation mating strategies among gay men and lesbians. Poster presented at the the 2015 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.


*Beck, S., *Bakalars, C., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, April). Mate preference perception predicts strategies for attracting mates. Poster presented at the 2015 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.


*Lee, J. S., *Nigro, S. E., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, April). Heterosexuals’ sexual prejudices and behavioral reactions to stigma by association threats. Poster presented at the 2015 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Moline, A., *Donley, E., *Sornson, N., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, April). Pregnancy and STD prevention based on sexual orientation and relationship commitment level. Poster presented at the 2015 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Nigro, S., *Lee, J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, April). Understanding heterosexuals’ sexual prejudices and behavioral reactions to the fundamental motive of mating. Poster presented at the 2015 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Nigro, S. E., *Lloyd,V., *Bakalars,C.A., & Pirlott, A.G. (2015, April). Alcohol and the likelihood to engage in sexual activities. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. 


*Bakalars, C., *Graham, E., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). Accuracy in estimating the opposite-sex’s mate preferences. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Graham, E., *Bakalars, C., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). Accuracy in estimating the opposite-sex’s mate preferences among gay men and lesbians. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Holland, E., *Vossen, T. J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). LGB men and women’s anger and resentment toward bisexuals. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Nigro, S., *Vermiglio, N., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). The effects of intrasexual competition threats on attention to different sexual orientation targets. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Vermiglio, N., *Nigro, S., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). The effects of intrasexual competition threats on memory to different sexual orientation targets. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Vossen, T. J., *Holland, E., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). Perceptions of physical and sexual aggressiveness drive LGB men and women’s fear of heterosexuals. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Young, T. M., & Pirlott, A. G. (2015, January). Mate preferences across sexual orientation. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.


*Vossen, T. J., *Rusten, M. L., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Understanding the sexual prejudices of sexual orientation minorities. Part of the Provost’s Honor’s Symposium presented at the 2014 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

​Kemp, T., Benson, E., Pirlott, A. G., *Coughlin, C., *Forss, Q., & *Becherer, L. (2013, October). Developing a non‐sexist/non‐gendered language policy at UW-Eau Claire. Presentation at the 2013 joint Wisconsin Women’s Studies and LGBTQ Conference, Madison, WI. 


*Graham, E., *Young, T., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Accuracy of perceptions of mate preferences by different sexual orientation groups. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


*Graham, E., *Young, T., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Age preferences across sexual orientations. Poster presented at the 2014 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.


*Kosiak, M. & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, February). Different traits underlie long- versus short-term mate value for men versus women. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Austin, TX.


*Kosiak, M. & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Life history theory and condom use intentions. Poster presented at the 2014 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.


​*Kosiak, M. & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, April). The effects of short-term and long-term mate value manipulations on mating strategies. Poster presented at the 13th Annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in Milwaukee, WI.


*Kosiak, M. & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Romantic and peer exclusion increase women’s long-term mating strategies. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


*Ruder, A. S., *Vermiglio, N. A., *Rusten, M. L., *Vossen, T. J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, April/May). The effects of intrasexual competition threats on sexual orientation prejudices. Poster presented at the 13th Annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in Milwaukee, WI and the 2014 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.


*Rusten, M. L., *Vossen, T. J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Sexual orientation minorities’ stereotypes about heterosexual, bisexual, and gay/lesbian men and women. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL and the 2014 Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY.


*Rusten, M. L., *Vossen, T. J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, May). Understanding the sexual prejudices of gay men and lesbians. Poster presented at the Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.

*Vossen, T. J., *Rusten, M. L., & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, April). Understanding the sexual prejudices of bisexual men and women. Poster presented at the 13th Annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in Milwaukee, WI.

*Young, T. & Pirlott, A. G. (2014, February). The sexual interests and perceptions of gay/lesbian and bisexual men and women towards heterosexual, bisexual, and gay/lesbian men and women. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Austin, TX.

*Allen, C. K., & Pirlott, A. G. (2013, May). Understanding stereotype threat: Testing competing mechanisms. Poster presented at the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Butterfuss, R. M., *Rusten, M. L., & Pirlott A. G. (2013, May), Understanding the sexual prejudices of sexual orientation minorities. Poster presented at the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Fox, C., *Crabb, T., & Pirlott, A. G. (2013, May). Person perception: The detection of threat. Poster presented at the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Kosiak, M. & Pirlott, A. G. (2013, May, August). Social exclusion and mating behavior. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, Eau Claire, WI, and the 4th biennial 2013 Summer Institute on Human Ethology, Ann Arbor, MI.

*Kosiak, M. & Pirlott, A. G. (2013, May). Understanding mate value. Poster presented at the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, Eau Claire, WI.

*Lawton, G. M., *Stone, H. D., & Pirlott A. G. (2013, May). Ovulation and condom use. Poster presented at the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Lawton, G. M., *Stone, H. D., & Pirlott A. G. (2013, July). Ovulation and perceptions of sexual threats. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Miami, FL.

*Stone, H. D., *Lawton, G. M., & Pirlott A. G. (2013), Ovulation and disgust sensitivity towards heterosexual and gay/lesbian sexual behaviors. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Miami, FL and the UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Young, T. M., & Pirlott, A. G. (2013, February). Mate preferences across sexual orientation. Poster presented at the Seven Rivers Conference at Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI, and the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, and the 2014 UWEC Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

*Young, T. M., & Pirlott, A. G. (2013, July). Ovulation affects lesbian and heterosexual women’s sexual attraction to gay and bisexual men. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Miami, FL.

*Fessler, A.F., Diaz, P., Pirlott, A.G., & Kwan, V.S.Y., *Heywood, M., *Nay, A.L. (2012, April). Effects of cultural priming on attitudes toward psychopharmaceutical mental health treatments. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

*Jewell, S.L., Pirlott, A.G., & Kwan, V.S.Y. (2012, April). The effects of relationship context and type of negative sexual outcome on perceptions of vulnerability. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. 


Student Grants

Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Sexual prejudices as goal-activated and threat-driven​, *Adam Moline, *Nicki Sornson, *Charlie Bakalars, *Emma Donley ($8600)

Faculty-Student Diversity Mentoring Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Understanding heterosexuals' sexual prejudices and behavioral reactions, *Jenna Lee ($2250)

Faculty-Student Diversity Mentoring Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Mate preference perception accuracy and mating success, *Stephanie Beck ($2200)


Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Understanding heterosexuals’ sexual prejudices, *Taylor Vossen and *Charlie Bakalars ($2830)

Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Understanding sexual orientation minorities’ sexual prejudices, *Taylor Vossen and *Emily Holland ($2760)

Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Sexual prejudices fluctuate according to fundamental life goals, *Nicholas Vermiglio and Sarah Nigro ($6000)

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Mating & attraction in gay/lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women, *Tara Young, *Emily Graham, and *Mike Kosiak ($2800)

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Sexual prejudices fluctuate according to fundamental life goals, *Marta Rusten, *Taylor Vossen, *Andrea Ruder, and *Nick Vermiglio ($3000)

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Mate preferences, strategies, and attraction in gay/lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women, *Tara Young and *Andrea Ruder ($4600)

Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Sexual prejudices fluctuate according to fundamental life goals, *Marta Rusten, *Andrea Ruder, and *Reese Butterfuss ($3800)

Faculty-Student Diversity Mentoring Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Understanding stereotype threat: Testing competing mechanisms, *Courtney Allen ($2200)

Faculty-Student Diversity Mentoring Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Sex differences in diet and exercise from an evolutionary perspective, *Emmanuel Eliades ($2000)

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Prejudice and stereotyping based on sexual orientation: From gay, lesbian, and bisexual men and women’s perspectives, *Reese Butterfuss ($2820)

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Grant, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Understanding mate value, *Michael
Kosiak ($2320)

Student travel for the presentation of research results to the Midwestern Psychological Association 2014 Conference, *Emily Graham ($290)

Student travel for the presentation of research results to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference 2013 and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2014 Conference, *Mike Kosiak ($1020, two grants)

Student travel for the presentation of research results to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference 2013, *Gina Lawton ($710)

Student travel for the presentation of research results, $710, to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference 2013, *Hilary Stone ($710)

Student travel for the presentation of research results to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2014 Conference and the Midwestern Psychological Association 2014 Conference, *Tara Young ($1025, two grants)