Department of Anthropology
Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
Center for Human Evolution and Diversity
Penn State University
Dr. Puts studies the neuroendocrine and evolutionary bases of human sexuality and sex differences. His research focuses on how sexual selection has shaped human anatomy, psychology and behavior, as well as the hormonal and genetic basis for these and other sexually differentiated traits. Members of Dr. Puts’s lab employ a variety of methodological techniques in the lab and in the field across cultures and species, including behavioral measurement, psychological experimentation, anthropometry, enzyme immunoassay of salivary steroid concentrations, and candidate gene and genome-wide association studies.