Gordon G. Gallup, Jr.
is a psychologist
currently working at the University at Albany
department in the biopsychology
program area. He received his Ph.D.
from Washington State University
in 1968, after which he joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at Tulane University
. He is most famous for developing the mirror test
, also called the mirror self-recognition test, or MSR, in 1970, which gauges self-awareness
in animals and humans. In 1975, Gallup moved to the University at Albany.
Gallup's article entitled "Does Semen Have Antidepressant Properties? caused quite a stir in the media when it was published in 2002. Gallup commented, "I want to make it clear that we are not advocating that people abstain from using condoms, clearly an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease would more than offset any advantageous psychological effects of semen."
- Gallup, G.G., Jr. (1970). Chimpanzees: Self Recognition. Science, 167, 86-87.
- Gallup, G. G. Jr., and Burch, R. L. (2004). Semen Displacement as a Sperm Competition Strategy in Humans. Evolutionary Psychology, 2, 12-23.
- Gallup, G. G., Jr., Burch, R. L., & Platek, S. M. (2002). Does semen have antidepressant properties? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, 289-293.
- Hughes, S.M., Dispenza, F., Gallup, G.G., Jr., (2004). Ratings of voice attractiveness predict sexual behavior and body configuration. Evolution and Human Behavior, 25, 295-304.
- Platek, S.M., Burch, R.L., Panyavin, I.S., Wasserman, B.H., & Gallup, G.G., Jr. (2002).Reactions to children's faces: Resemblance affects males more than females. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 159-166 .