Dr. Brad Sagarin is a professor of social and evolutionary psychology at Northern Illinois University where he studies social influence, resistance to persuasion, deception, jealousy, infidelity, and human sexuality. Brad has been published in a variety of scholarly journals, has given radio interviews, has consulted for radio and television programs, and has delivered invited lectures to academic and non-academic organizations. His research has been cited in newspapers and magazines, including The Economist and New Scientist. He holds Doctorate and Master's degrees in Social Psychology from Arizona State University, and a Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ellen Lee is a graduate student in the
Social/Industrial-Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program at Northern Illinois
University. Her research interests include interpersonal dynamics, romantic
relationships, sexual behavior, sexual arousal and disgust, stress, and
stereotypes. As part of the BDSM Research Team she has
presented workshops at the Southwest Leather Conference, the Leather Levi Weekend, the Master/slave Conference, and the Society of Janus. She
received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University in
Chicago and a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University.
James Ambler is a graduate student in the Social/Industrial-Organizational Ph.D. program at Northern Illinois University. James's research interests lie broadly in the realm of human sexuality, where he is interested in sadomasochism, altered states of consciousness, intimate relationships, sexual arousal and sexual disgust. As part of the BDSM Research Team, James presented workshops at the Southwest Leather Conference, the Leather Levi Weekend, and the Society of Janus. He completed his BA degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Bria Pruitt is an undergraduate student at Northern Illinois University. Her primary research interests are human sexuality, intimate relationships, sub-cultural norms and their fit within the larger society, evolutionary psychology, altered states of consciousness, and coping mechanisms. She has assisted the team in social networking, presenting at the Southwest Leather Conference, and collecting data. Bria will receive her BA from Northern Illinois University in 2014, and will be continuing her education as a student at large within the same program.