John D. DeLamater

John D. DeLamater


Soc 160 Human Sexuality: Social and Psychological Issues
Soc 530 Introductory Social Psychology
Soc 731 Intermediate Social Psychology II
Soc 961 Advanced Social Psychology: Intimate Relationships

Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
2432 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-4357
Fax: (608) 262-8400
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Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Measurement Directiveness as a Cause of Response Bias Evidence From Two Survey Experiments. Sociological Methods & Research 2016, 45(2), 348-371. (with Philip Brenner.)

Relationships and sexual expression in later life: a biopsychosocial perspective. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 2015, 30(1): 37-59. (with Erica Koepsel.)

Social Psychology (8th ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015. With Daniel J. Myers and Jessica Collett.

Paradata correlates of data quality in an SMS time use study Evidence from a validation study. electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, 2013, 10, 38-54.

Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reports of Physical Activity: Is an Exercise Identity the Culprit? Social Indicators Research, 2013. (with Philip Brenner)

Handbook of Social Psychology, 2nd edition, edited by John DeLamater and Amanda Ward. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013.

Understanding Human Sexuality. (12th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. With Janet Hyde.

Past year Sexual Inactivity among Older Married Persons and their Partners, Journal of Marriage and Family, 2013, 75: 142-163. (with Amelia Karraker)

Sexual Expression in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis. Journal of Sex Research, 2012, 49: 125-141.

Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives. Laura Carpenter (Vanderbilt) and John DeLamater, Eds. New York: New York University Press, 2012.

Sexual Frequency Decline from Midlife to Later-life. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 2011; doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbr058. (with Amelia Karraker and Christine Schwartz) Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper, 2009-13.

Deconstructing monogamy: Boundaries, identities, and fluidities across relationships. In Meg Barker and Darren Langdridge (Eds.), Understanding Non-Monogamies. New York: Routledge, 2010, 9-22.

Sexual satisfaction in the seventh decade of life. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 2008, 34: 439-454. (With Janet Hyde, Mei-Chia Fong.)

Context counts: First sexual experiences and later sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sex Research, 2005, 41 (No. 2), in press. (With Nicole Else-Quest and Janet Hyde)

Conceptual and theoretical issues in studying sexuality in close relationships. In John Harvey, Amy Wenzel, and Susan Sprecher, (Eds.), The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships, Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 2004, 7-30. (With Janet Hyde)

Relationship Dissolution as a Life Stage Transition: Effects on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 2002, 64: 898-914. (With Lisa Wade)

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Michigan, 1969

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
Demography and Ecology
Deviance, Law, and Social Control
Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
Social Psychology and Microsociology

Center for Demography and Ecology
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Gender Program
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Teaching Academy

Research Interest Statement:
DeLamater brings a broad, biopsychosocial perspective to the study of sexuality through the life course. His recent work has focused on changes in sexual functioning associated with age. He has published papers on sexual desire and sexual behavior in persons aged 45 to 75+ and a paper on sexual satisfaction using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (ages 62-67). His recent work considers influences on frequency of sexual activity and cessation of sexual activity among persons 57 to 85. A major review and synthesis of research on sexuality in later life appears in the Annual Review of Sex Research, 2012. He co-edited Sex for Life: From virginity to Viagra, how sexuality changes throughout our lives, NYU press. DeLamater was awarded the Alfred E. Kinsey Award for Distinguished Contributions to the field of sex research by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is the co-author of a primary text in social psychology, and another on sexuality.