Dr. David P.J. Przybyla
Dr. Przybyla is a social-personality psychologist specializing in the study of human sexual behavior. His research interests in this area include interpersonal attraction, the consequences of physical attractiveness, and contraceptive education. Dr. Przybyla has been at Denison since 1985, and teaches a range of courses including social psychology, human sexuality, and industrial/organizational psychology. Dr. Przybyla also is the Director of Denison's Organizational Studies Program.
- My major research program is in morphological characteristics and
their consequences in the area of interpersonal attraction. Broadly
speaking, morphological characteristics may be conceptualized as
physical attractiveness cues -- facial and otherwise. A current
primary focus of my work is cranial hair loss in men. I am interested
in continuing my work in this area and would be particularly interested
in working with students who have expertise with Photoshop. Research
projects into other physical attractiveness cues are also of interest.
- A second area of interest is that of gender and sexuality. I am interested in comparing the
experiences of men and women in areas ranging from contraception and
abortion, to pregnancy and childbirth, to erotica and coercion, to sexual
- I would be interested in research extending either of the preceding
content areas into the field of organizational behavior (e.g., romantic
attraction in the workplace).