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Department of Psychological Sciences

Jordann Brandner

BrandnerAdvisor: Gary Brase

Description of Research

I research evolutionary social cognition, in particular, human mate choice and attraction. My research interests include social and cognitive models of relationship decision making and social perceptions of romantic and non-romantic relationships. Currently, I am working on projects related to the sexual overperception effect using signal detection theory and error management theory, male ideal ratios and their effect on women’s memory, and the social phenomenon of friendzoning.

Publications

*denotes undergraduate researcher

Brandner, J. & Hood, J. C. (2017). Response Bias. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: SpringerMeteor.

Hood, J. C., Brandner, J., & Himes, S. (2017) Surveys and Questionnaires. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: SpringerMeteor.

Himes, S. & Brandner, J. (2017). Online Survey. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: SpringerMeteor. 

Conference Presentations

*denotes undergraduate researcher

Brandner, J. & Brase, G. L. (2016, April). Tracking the frequency and sex ratio of people. Poster presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Convention, Dallas, Texas.

Brandner, J. & Ladbury, J. L. (2014, December). Perceptions of interdependent events. Presented at the NDSU Department of Psychology Student Presentations Colloquium, Fargo, North Dakota.

Brandner, J. & Ladbury, J. L. (2014, December). Perceptions of interdependent events. Presented at the Winter NDSU McNair Scholars Research Forum, Fargo, North Dakota.

Brandner, J. & Ladbury, J. L. (2014, May). Ingratiation behavior in young adults. Presented at the Spring McNair Research Forum, Fargo, North Dakota.

Brandner, J. & Ladbury, J. L. (2013, November). Dominance, submissiveness, and how trustworthy one finds themselves. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual National Ronald E. McNair Research Conference & Graduate Fair, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Brandner, J. & Brase, G. (2013, July) Frequency and ratio tracking of people. Presented at the Kansas State University Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.

Brandner, J. & Ladbury, J. L. (2013, May). Dominance, submissiveness, and how trustworthy one finds themselves. Poster presented at the Spring NDSU McNair Scholars Research Forum, Fargo, North Dakota.

Brandner, J. & Ladbury, J. L. (2013, April). Dominance, submissiveness, and how trustworthy one finds themselves. Poster presented at the Red River Psychology Conference, Fargo, North Dakota. 

Grants and Awards

Kansas State University

  • Graduate Association of Psychology Students Mentor Chair (Spring 2016 – Present)
  • Graduate Student Council Travel Grant ($500, Spring 2016)
  • KSU Department of Psychological Sciences Travel Grant ($350, Spring 2016)
  • Teaching and Learning Center Recognition of Achievement in Professional Development (Spring 2016) 

North Dakota State University

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Psychology (Fall 2013)
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
  • Presidential Scholarship (Spring 2011 – Fall 2014)
  • Staff Senate Scholarship (Fall 2013)
  • North Dakota Academic Scholarship (Spring 2011 – Fall 2014)
  • North Dakota State Grant (Spring 2011 – Fall 2014)
  • Bismarck Public Schools Scholarship Fund Scholarship (Spring 2011)
Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Spring 2017

  • Experimental Methods in Psychology (PSYCH 350), 66 students
  • Psychology of Organizations (PSYCH 564), 39 students

Fall 2016

  • Experimental Methods in Psychology (PSYCH 350), 79 students
  • Freshman Seminar (PSYCH 110), 25 students

Spring 2016

  • Psychology of Aging (PSYCH 715), 25 students

Fall 2015

  • General Psychology (PSYCH 110), 214 students 
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, magna cum laude, 2014

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 

Contact Info

Office: BH 566

E-mail: jordannbrandner@ksu.edu