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Madeleine Fugère

Psychological Science

Dr. Fugère is a social psychololgist specializing in the areas of human attraction and romantic relationships. Before coming to Eastern, Professor Fugère was a member of the faculty at Lynchburg College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Research Interests
  • Attraction
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Parent Influence on Adult Children’s Mate Preferences
Of Note

Dr. Fugère writes for Psychology Today, her blog is called Dating and Mating.

Teaching Interests
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Psychology of Attraction and Relationships

Fugère, M. A., Chabot, C.,* Doucette, K.,* & Cousins, A. J. (2017b). The importance of physical attractiveness to the mate choices of women and their mothers. Evolutionary Psychological Sciences, 3(3), 243–252.

Fugère, M. A., Doucette, K. Chabot, C., & Cousins, A. J. (2017a). Similarities and differences in mate preferences among parents and their adult children. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 80-85.

Fugère, M. A., Cathey, C., Beetham, R. M.*, & Schaedler, R. * (2016). Preference for the “Diversity Policy” label versus the “Affirmative Action” policy label. Social Justice Research, 29(2), 206-227.

Fugère, M. A., Leszczynski, J. & Cousins, A. J. (2015). The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fugère, M. A., Cousins, A. J., & MacLaren, S.* (2015). (Mis)matching in physical attractiveness and women's resistance to mate guarding. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 190-195.