Catherine Salmon

Catherine Salmon
Associate Professor of Psychology

Catherine Salmon is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Redlands who can offer insight on a wide range of behavioral topics.

Her areas of expertise include parental investment and favoritism, dating, reproductive suppression, evolutionary psychology, female sexuality (especially prostitution and pornography), eating disorders and criminal behavior.

She is a co-author of the book “The Secret Power of Middle Children” and can speak about middle children as well as birth order issues. Another book she co-wrote is “Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female Sexuality.”

Salmon has a doctorate in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in biology, both from McMaster University.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Birth order
  • Middle children
  • Parental investment and favoritism
  • Human sexuality
  • Pornography
  • Dating
  • Mate choice and attractiveness, etc.
  • Eating disorders
  • Anorexia and reproductive suppression
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Criminal behavior—psychopathy, homicide
  • Favorite children

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