Expert on human relationships to speak at UMR

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On November 21, 2006

Dr. April Bleske-Rechek, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will explore such issues as cross-sex friendships and the primacy of human mating in a lecture at 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Missouri-Ozarks Room of the Havener Center on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus. Bleske-Rechek will present “Adult Cross-Sex Friendships in Young Adulthood: The Primacy of Human Mating,” drawing on years of research on individual differences, human mating strategies, and friendship.

Bleske-Rechek is currently engaged in various research projects that bridge these domains, including investigations of familial similarity in adult romantic attachment, physical attractiveness and perceptions of rivalry between same-sex friends, and forms and implications of deception between young adult cross-sex friends. Bleske-Rechek’s research has been published in several scholarly journals, including “Psychological Science,” “Personal Relationships,” and “Evolutionary Psychology.”

Bleske-Rechnek received her doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.

The lecture is sponsored by the department of psychology at UMR. For more information on Bleske-Rechek or her upcoming presentation, contact the UMR psychology department at 573-341-4956.

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