Education: UCLA, Ph.D. in 2011
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Dr. Frederick came to Chapman University after earning his Ph.D. in social psychology with minors in health psychology and quantitative psychology, and serving as a visiting assistant professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa. His survey research on body image uses national samples to examine the prevalence and predictors of body dissatisfaction and body modification among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women. He cofounded the International Body Project with Viren Swami, which examined body image among men and women in 41 sites across 26 countries. His experimental work on body image examines how media coverage of medical research on obesity shapes antifat prejudice, diet and exercise intentions, and support for obesity-related public policies. His research on human sexuality uses large national datasets to investigate the prevalence and predictors of sexual satisfaction, orgasm frequency, infidelity, and sexual desire.
His research has been funded by National Institutes of Health (National Research and Service Award), and his survey and experimental projects have been financed by a range of private and non-profit organizations (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NBCNews.com, msnbc.com, Elle, Self, ivillage.com, Today.com). His work has been published in the top journals in the field, including Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, International Journal of Obesity, Body Image, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Psychology of Men and Masculinity. He is an editorial board member at Body Image and Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.
Links to his academic publications can be found here
. His research and commentary has routinely been featured in television media outlets such as Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and Today Show.
Wall Street Journal
After Ashley Madison, How to Cope with Infidelity
Are You Likely to Have an Affair?
Ashley Madison Hack Creates Ethical Conundrum for Researchers
Men Still Paying for Dates
Study Suggests Men and Women View Cheating Differently
Dating: Women Care More Than Men About Who’s Taller
Good News For Dad Bods and Curvy Girls
Why are Men Still Paying for First Dates?
In an Age of Equality, Who Should Pay for Dates?
It’s 2015: Who Pays on the First Date?
Jealousy: One Way Men and Women are Different
NY Times Live
Gender is a Great Predictor of What People Want in a Partner
How Many Friends Do People Really Count On?
Chicago Daily Herald
How Many of Your Facebook Friends Will Show Up to Your Birthday Party?
Most of Us Think We’re Hotter Than Average, Survey Says
What Men and Women Look For in a Mate
UK Daily Mail
Short Men Have Fewer Sexual Partners than Their Taller Peers
Study Reveals New Insights on Men, Women, and the Dating Game
Toxic Friends? 8 in 10 People Endure Poisonous Pals
Reality Check for Reality TV Fans
Many Cheat for a Thrill, More Stay True for Love
What Do Women Consider To Be A Sexy Body?
Does Penis Size Matter?
Does Size Matter? Most Romantic Partners Say No
Straight Men More Prone to Jealousy Over Sexual Infidelity
Scrawny Beats Brawny for Women Seeking A Life Mate
New Research On Attractiveness and Mating
Adults Rely on Friendship for Expressive, Instrumental, Companionate Support
Who Pays for Dates?
Research on Jealousy: Impact of Sexual vs. Emotional Infidelity
Huge Numbers Want Cosmetic Surgery
Potential Evolutionary Role of Sexual Regret in Human Reproduction