AMANDA E. GUITAR

Doctoral Student

Anthropology Department | Binghamton University

4400 Vestal Parkway East Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

mguitar16@gmail.com | amandaguitar.yolasite.com

EDUCATION 

    Ph.D., Biological Anthropology                                                                                                      Expected 2018

Binghamton University, State University of New York

    M.A., Biological Anthropology                                                                                                       Expected 2015

Binghamton University, State University of New York

    M.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude                                                                                                     2013

State University of New York at New Paltz, 

B.A., Psychology, (Minor: Theatre Arts), Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in University Honors                               2010  

     New Mexico State University,  


AREAS OF INTEREST  

Human Sexuality & Behavior; Women’s Reproductive Health; Ovulatory Cycle Effects; Olfaction; Gender & Sexuality; Intrasexual

Competition; Digital Anthropology; Evolutionary Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS 

Glass, D. J., Guitar, A. E., & Carmen, R. A. (2014). Evolutionary Studies from the student perspective, EvoS Journal: The Journal of the             Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(1), 12-17.
 
Sokol-Chang, R., Fisher, M.L., Brandon, M., Burch, B., Carmen, R.A., Glass, D. J., Guitar, A.E., Geher, G., Hinshaw, J.,  Newmark, R.L.,     

     Nicolas, S.C., Peterson, A.N., Radtke, S., Tauber, B. R., & Wade, T.J. (2013). Letter of purpose of the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology 
     Society. 
Journal of Social, Evolution, and Cultural Studies, 7(4), 286-294.
 

Carmen, R. A., Geher, G., Glass, D. J., Guitar, A. E., Grandis, T. L., Johnsen, L.,Philip, M. M., Newmark, R. L., Trouton, G. T., & Tauber, B. R. (2013). Evolution integrated across all islands of the human behavioral archipelago: All psychology as Evolutionary Psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 5(1), 108-126.

Trouton, G., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., Grandis, T. & Geher, G. (2012). Male sexual orientation and the ability to detect female ovulation via olfaction. Journal of Social, Evolution, and Cultural Studies, 6(4), 469-479.

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2012). Ultimate answers to proximate questions: The evolutionary motivations behind t           tattoos and body piercings in popular culture. Review of General Psychology16(2), 134-143. 


BOOK CHAPTERS 

 Guitar, A. E., & Carmen, R. A. (under review). Facebook frenemies and selfie-promotion: Women and competition in the Digital Age. In               M. Fisher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook on Women and Competition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

BOOK REVIEWS 

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2012). From accidental ape to walking on the moon: A new theory of human uniqueness                    [Book Review]. Journal of Social, Evolution, and Cultural Studies6(1), 132-136. 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW 

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D. J., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (under review). Situation-specific emotional states: A test of evolutionary functionality. Emotion.

Geher, G., Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Gangemi, B. (under review). The evolutionary psychology of small-scale versus large-scale         politics: Ancestral conditions did not include large-scale politics. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

Johnsen, L., Geher, G., & Guitar, A. E. (under review). Divorce patterns and the male-to-female mortality ratio: Is midlife crisis the death               of men? EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium. 


MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION 

Guitar, A. E., Garcia, J. R., Kruger, D., Fisher, M., & Geher, G. (in preparation). Defining and interpreting definitions of emotional and sexual infidelity.

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D. J, Carmen, R. A., & Grandis, T. L. (in preparation). Women in Evolutionary Psychology: A historical exploration of the role of women in the field.

Guitar, A. E., Trouton, G., Carmen, R. A., Grandis, T. L., Geher, G., & Reiber, C. (in preparation). Evidence for female detection of the ovulatory state of other females.

Guitar, A. E. & Geher, G. (in preparation). Implicit attitudes towards explicit cues of conception-risk.

Guitar, A. E. & Reiber, C. (in preparation). Ovulatory indicators and detection: Methods, findings, and steps for future research.

Guitar, A. E. & Grandis, T. L. (in preparation). Producing gender on Facebook: Complicating social media through gender transitioning.

Carmen, R. A., Geher, G., Guitar, A. E., Tauber, B., & Fisher, M. L. (in preparation). The impact of relational proximity on guilt from infidelity.

Carmen, R. A. & Guitar, A. E. (in preparation). Moms and P.O.M.S: A new terminology for sexual strategies among women.

INVITED TALKS 

Guitar, A. E. (2014, April). Feminist Evolutionary Psychology [Guest Lecture]. PSY 307: Evolutionary Psychology, State University of New York at New Paltz.

Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., & Glass, D. J. (2012, October). Evolutionary studies from the student perspective. EvoS Summit

              New Paltz, NY. 


ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

Guitar, A. E. & Grandis, T. L. (abstract accepted). Producing gender on Facebook: Complicating social media through gender transitioning. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C.

Guitar, A. E. & Carmen, R. A. (2014, April). Facebook “frenemies” and social media as an extended phenotype: How do women engage in intrasexual competition in the Digital Age? Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY

Geher, G., Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Gangemi, B. (2014, April). The evolutionary psychology of small-scale versus large-scale politics: Ancestral conditions did not include large-scale politics. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, New Paltz, NY.

Guitar, A. E. (2014, March). Facebook “frenemies” and social media as an extended phenotype: How do women engage in intrasexual competition in the Digital Age? Anthropology Department Brown Bag Speaker Series, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

Kruger, D. J., Fisher, M. L., Fitzgerald, C. J., Garcia, J. R., Geher, G., & Guitar, A. E. (2013, May). Elaborating the understanding of perceptions of sexual and emotional infidelity. Midwestern Psychological Association
Chicago, IL.

*Guitar, A. E., Glass, D. J., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (2012, April). Situation-specific emotional states: A test of evolutionary functionality. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.  
*Winner of Best Student Oral Presentation by the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

Glass, D. J., & Guitar, A. E. (2012, April). Toward an evolutionary neurocognitive model of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Guitar, A. E. (2012, April). Situation-specific emotional states. Psychology Department Brown Bag Talk Series, State University of New                 York at New Paltz. 


POSTER PRESENTATIONS 

Marsh, N. A., Thomsen, A. J., Hassinger, B. R., Guitar, A. E., Geher, G., Fitzgerald, C. J., Fisher, M. L., Garcia, J. R., & Kruger, D. J. (2013, August). Definitions of sexual and emotional infidelityInternational Society for Human Ethology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Guitar, A. E. (2013, May) Changes in women’s perceptions of other women across the ovulatory cycle: Evidence for intrasexual competition? Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference, Annville, PA.

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2013, May). Ultimate answers to proximate questions: The evolutionary motivations behind tattoos and body piercings in popular culture. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference, Annville, PA..

Guitar, A. E, Mass, S. M., Phillips, S., & Fearey, B. (2012, October). Evolutionary attitudes and beliefs: A survey of New Paltz students. EvoS Summit, New Paltz, NY.

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2012, October). Ultimate answers to proximate questions: The evolutionary motivations behind tattoos and body piercings in popular culture. EvoS Summit, New Paltz, NY.

Trouton, G., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., & Grandis, T. (2012, October). Male sexual orientation and the ability to detect female ovulation via olfaction. EvoS Summit, New Paltz, NY.

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D. J., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (2012, May). Situation-specific emotional states: Testing Nesse & Ellsworth's (2009) model using Second Life. State University of New York at New Paltz Student Research Symposium, New Paltz, NY.

Trouton, G., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., & Grandis, T. (2012, May). Male sexual orientation and the ability to detect female ovulation via olfaction. State University of New York at New Paltz Student Research Symposium, New Paltz, NY.

*Guitar, A. E., Fisher, M., Garcia, J. R., Kruger, D., & Geher, G. (2012, April). Defining and interpreting definitions of emotional and sexual infidelity. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference., Plymouth, NH.  
*Winner of Best Student Poster by the Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives Society

Trouton, G., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., & Grandis, T. (2012, April). Male sexual orientation and the ability to detect female ovulation via olfaction.  Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (2011, April). How to test Nesse and Ellsworth's (2009) evolutionary theory of situation-                    specific emotional states. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH. 


RESEARCH GRANTS

    2013 – EvoS Program Thesis Research Grant ($400), State University of New York at New Paltz

2012 - Spring-Summer Research and Creative Projects Grant ($400), State University of New York at New Paltz 


TRAVEL GRANTS 

2013 - Psychology Student Conference Travel Grant, State University of New York at New Paltz

2012 - Psychology Student Conference Travel Grant, State University of New York at New Paltz

2012 - David Lavallee Student Travel Grant, State University of New York at New Paltz

2011 - Psychology Student Conference Travel Grant, State University of New York at New Paltz 


SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

     2014 - 2018 – Provost Doctoral Research Fellow, Binghamton University

2014 - 2016 – Teaching Assistantship, Binghamton University

     2013 – 2014 – Graduate Assistantship, Biomedical Anthropology Program, Binghamton University

     2010 - 2012 - Teaching AssistantshipResearch Methods in Psychology, State University of New York at New Paltz

     2009 - 2010 - Eve Yoquelet Scholarship for Excellence in Theatre Arts, New Mexico State University

2006 - 2010 - Crimson Academic Scholarship, New Mexico State University 


ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS  

     2013 - Psychology Department Student of Excellence Award, State University of New York at New Paltz

     2013 – M.A. granted summa cum laude, State University of New York at New Paltz

     2012 - Award for Excellence in Research - Best Student Oral PresentationConference of the North Eastern Evolutionary           
                 
Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH

2012 - Award for Excellence in the Research of Women in Evolution - Best Student Poster, Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives         
                  Society,
 Conference of the North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH

     2010 - Distinction in University Honors, New Mexico State University

     2010 – B.A. granted summa cum laude, New Mexico State University

     2006 – 2010 - Dean’s List, New Mexico State University

2006 – 2010 - Crimson Scholar, New Mexico State University 


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

Fall 2013 – Spring 2018 – Graduate Research Assistant, Women’s Health Lab

Faculty Supervisor : Dr. Chris Reiber, Binghamton University


Fall 2011 – Spring 2013 - Lab Supervisor, Evolutionary Psychology Lab

Faculty Supervisor :  Dr. Glenn Geher, State University of New York at New Paltz


Fall 2010  - Spring 2013 - Graduate Research Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology Lab

Faculty Supervisor : Dr. Glenn Geher, State University of New York at New Paltz


Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 - Undergraduate Research Assistant, Cognitive Psychology Lab

Faculty Supervisor :  Dr. Dominic Simon, New Mexico State University


Fall 2007 - 2008 - Undergraduate Research Assistant, Emotion & Social Decision Making Lab

Faculty Supervisor :  Dr. Timothy Ketelaar, New Mexico State University


TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Spring 2015- 2016 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, TBD, Binghamton University

Fall 2014 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Language, Culture, and Communication, Binghamton University

Spring 2012 – Student Tutor, Disability Resource Center, State University of New York at New Paltz

     Fall 2010 - Spring 2012 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Research Methods, State University of New York at New Paltz

     Spring 20112012 - Graduate Teaching AssistantEvolutionary Studies Seminar, State University of New York at New Paltz

     Fall 2011 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology, State University of New York at New Paltz

Spring 2009 – 2010 - Substitute Teacher, Grades K-12 [all subjects], Las Cruces Public Schools 


RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE 

     2013 – 2014 – Graduate Assistant, Biomedical Anthropology Program, Binghamton University 

     Spring 2013 – Academic CoachOffice for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity, Vassar College 

Fall 2012 –  Spring 2013 - Graduate Assistant, Disability Resource Center, State University of New York at New Paltz 


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE  

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 – Faculty Liaison, Anthropology Graduate Organization, Binghamton University

Summer 2014 – present – Curator, PsychTable: The Taxonomy of Evolved Psychological Adaptations

Spring 2014 – present – Web Designer, Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives Society 

Spring 2014 – Annual Meeting Organizer, Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives Society, New Paltz, NY

Fall 2013 – Peer Reviewer, The Oxford Handbook on Women and Competition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 


MEDIA COVERAGE OF RESEARCH 

     October 11, 2012 - “Human Canvas” & “Upping-the-Ante” Hypotheses for the Evolutionary Significance of Tattooing, EvoS Consortium 

     July 28, 2012 - Are Kids Learning How To Be Unfaithful in College? The Huffington Post 

April 19, 2012 - High Infidelity, The New Paltz Oracle 


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

American Anthropological Association (AAA)


Association for Feminist Anthropologists (AFA)


Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives Society (FEPS)

NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS)