Seamus A. Decker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept of Anthropology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
215 Machmer Hall
240 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9278  USA

Office & Lab: E-26 Machmer Hall


Phone: 413-545-3592
Fax: 413-545-9494
Email: sdecker@anthro.umass.edu


 

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Biocultural anthropology; developmental psychoneuroendocrinology of reward-seeking behavior (eating, status pursuit, threat response); health; ecology; evolutionary anthropology.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2008

Decker, S., Failed urban migration and psychosomatic numbing:  Cortisol stress, unfullfilled lifestyle aspirations, and depression in Botswana Research in Economic Anthropology, Vol 26: 75-102.

2006

Decker, S. Low salivary cortisol and elevated depressive affect among rural men in Botswana: reliability and validity of laboratory results Journal of Physiological Anthropology 25(1): 91-101

2006

Daniel, M., Moore, S., Decker, L., Belton, B,. DeVellis, A., Doolen,. Campbell, M., Associations among education, cortisol rhythm, and BMI in blue-collar women Obesity 14(2): 327-335.

2006

Decker, S., Ma, Z., Faber, A., Dube, L., Childhood socialization effects on adult ability to control impulse Advances in Consumer Research 33: 296-298.

 

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