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Dr. Jaime Cloud Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jaime Cloud

Office: Todd 318
Phone: (503) 838-9211
Fax: (503)838-8618
E-mail address: cloudj@wou.edu

Education

2006 – 2012 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology

2002 – 2005 B.A. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
Special Honors in Psychology

Professional Experience

2013 – present Assistant Professor of Psychology
Western Oregon University

2012 – 2013 Assistant Professor of Psychology
Birmingham-Southern College

Research Interests

FEMALE STATUS
Status-striving/status-signaling
Sex-specific determinants of status
Status hierarchy negotiation
Interpersonal consequences of social position

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Conspicuous/luxury consumption

Advertising strategies

Brand positioning

Buyer behavior

PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS
Female waist-to-hip ratio
Facial and bodily components of attractiveness
Physical attractiveness and female intrasexual competition
Status benefits of attractiveness

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods and Application
Applied Psychological Statistics
Evolutionary Psychology
Evolution and Social Behavior
Human Mating
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Social Cognition and Decision Making
Health Psychology
Psychology of Consumer Behavior
Art of Advertising

Awards, Grants and Honors

2011 American Business Women’s Association Grant
American Business Women’s Association, Austin Chapter

2011 James W. and Ruth B. Pennebaker Social Psychology Endowment for Excellence
University of Texas at Austin

2006 – 2010 Psychology Department Professional Development Award
University of Texas at Austin

2008 Wilhelmina Pegram Robertson Scholarship
University of Texas at Austin

2006 Department of Psychology Recruitment Fellowship
University of Texas at Austin

Professional Service

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

2013 – present Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology

REVIEWER

Psychological Science
Evolution and Human Behavior
Personality and Individual Differences
Evolutionary Psychology
European Journal of Personality
Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology
Nature
SPSP Graduate Student Committee Outstanding Research Award
APS Student Grant Competition
APS Student Research Award

Professional Affiliations

Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Society for Consumer Psychology (JCP; Division 23 of the APA)
Psi Chi

Publications

Cloud, J. M., & Perilloux, C. (in press). Bodily attractiveness as a window to women’s fertility
and reproductive value. In V. A. Weekes-Shackelford and T. Shackelford (Eds.)
Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and Behavior. New York, NY:
Springer.

Perilloux, C., Cloud, J. M., & Buss, D. M. (2013). Women’s physical attractiveness and shortterm
mating strategies. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 490-495.

Confer, J. C., & Cloud, M. D.1 (2011). Sex differences in response to imagining a partner’s
heterosexual or homosexual affair. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 129-134.

Confer J. C., Perilloux, C., & Buss, D. M. (2010). More than just a pretty face: Men’s priority
shifts toward bodily attractiveness in short-term versus long-term mating contexts.
Evolution and Human Behavior, 31, 348-353.

Confer, J. C., Easton, J. A., Fleischman, D. S., Goetz, C., Lewis, D. L., Perilloux, C., & Buss,
D. M. (2010). Evolutionary Psychology: Questions, prospects, and limitations. American
Psychologist, 65, 110-126.

1 My father and colleague

Perilloux, C., Lewis, D. M. G., Goetz, C. D., Fleischman, D. S., Easton, J. A., Confer, J. C., &
Buss, D. M. (2010). Trade-offs, individual differences, and misunderstandings about
evolutionary psychology. American Psychologist, 65, 930-932.

Easton, J. A., Confer, J. C., Goetz, C. D., & Buss, D. M. (2010). Reproduction expediting:
Sexual motivations, fantasies, and the ticking biological clock. Personality and
Individual Differences, 49, 516-520.

Confer, J. C. (2008). Ultimate answers for common questions. A review of Alan S. Miller and
Satoshi Kanazawa, Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters. Evolutionary
Psychology, 6, 129-133.

Manuscripts in Progress

Cloud, J. M. (in preparation). The benefits of advertising status: What conspicuous consumption
buys women.

Cloud, J. M., & Perilloux, C. (in preparation). “Drawing” conclusions about sex differences in
perceptions of the ideal female body shape.

Scholarly Presentations

Cloud, J. M., & Perilloux, C. (2013). “Drawing” conclusions about sex differences in
perceptions of the ideal female body shape. Poster accepted at the 14th Annual Meeting of
the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

Cloud, J. M. et al. (2012). The use and misuse of evolutionary psychology. Invited talk
presented at the 24th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science.
Chicago, IL.

Cloud, J. M. (2012). Sex-specific benefits of advertising status through conspicuous
consumption. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and
Evolution Society. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Perilloux, C., Cloud, J. M., & Buss, D. M. (2012). Women’s sociosexual orientation and
components of attractiveness. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the
Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society. Plymouth, NH.

Confer, J. C. (2011). What conspicuous consumption buys women. Poster presented at the 12th
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, TX.

Easton, J. A., Goetz, C. D., Confer, J. C., & Buss, D. M. (2010). Reproduction expediting:
Sexual motivations, fantasies, and the ticking biological clock. Poster presented at the
22nd Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. University of
Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Confer, J. C., Perilloux, C., & Buss, D. M. (2009). More than just a pretty face: Men’s priority
shifts toward bodily attractiveness in short-term mating contexts. Poster presented at the
47th Annual Meeting of Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's New Horizons
in Science. University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Confer, J. C., Perilloux, C., & Buss, D. M. (2009). More than just a pretty face: Men’s priority
shifts toward bodily attractiveness in short-term mating contexts. Poster presented at the
21st Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. University of
California, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Cloud, M. D., Confer, J. C., & Cryar, C. A. (2009). Sex differences in conspicuous consumption
following intersexual mating and intrasexual competition primes. Poster presented at the
21st Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. University of
California, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Confer, J. C., & Singh, D. (2009) Did Europeans in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries
really idealize fat (Rubenesque) women? Examining the widely held belief. Poster
presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology. Tampa, FL.

Confer, J. C., Cloud, M. D., & Patakyova, T. (2008). Moderators of sex differences in response
to imagining a partner’s homosexual or heterosexual affair. Poster presented at the 9th
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Albuquerque, NM.

Cloud, M. D., Confer, J. C., & Patakyova, T. (2007). Gender differences in response to an
imagined partner’s homosexual or heterosexual affair. Paper presented at the 19th Annual
Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, VA.

Confer, J. C., Easton, J. A., Lewis, D. M., & Buss, D. M. (2007). Reproduction expediting: How
women solve adaptive problems linked with declining reproductive value. Poster
presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Easton, J. A., Confer, J. C., Lewis, D. M., & Buss, D. M. (2007). Adaptive shifts in female mate
preferences as a function of declining reproductive value. Poster presented at the 19th
Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. College of William and
Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Confer, J. C., & Kontos, J. (2006). The Chameleon Effect: Examining mimicry as a function of
gender and self-monitoring. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Eastern
Psychological Association. Baltimore, MD.

Confer, J. C., & Kontos, J. (2005). The Chameleon Effect: Examining mimicry as a function of
gender and self-monitoring. Paper presented at the 20th Annual University of Scranton’s
Psychology Conference. University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.

Contact

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Location: Todd 325

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