Faculty & Staff Directory

Rebecca Burch

 

Office: Mahar 404
Phone: 315.312.3463
EMail: rebecca.burch@oswego.edu

 

Fall 2015 Class Schedule:
Course Number:  HDV 313-800
Course Title:  Sexuality in HDV
Lecture Day(s):  Tuesday,  Thursday
Time:  2:20-3:40
Location:  Lanigan 102

Course Number:  HDV 380-800
Course Title:  Topics in HDV:  Treatment of Women in World
Lecture Day(s):  Monday
Time:  6:30-9:10 p.m.
Location:  Hart 001

Fall 2015 Office Hours:
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Time:      
  

Spring 2015 Class Schedule:
Course Number:  HDV 313-800
Course Title:  Sexuality in HDV
Day(s):  T Th
Time:  2:20-3:40
Location:  Lanigan 104

Course Number:  HDV 323-820
Course Title:  Adolescent Development
Day(s):  T Th
Time:  12:45-2:05
Location:  Mahar 201

Course Number:   HDV 380-800
Course Title:  Topics:  Sex, Mating & Parenting
Day(s):   M
Time:  6:30 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
Location:  Hart 1 

Spring 2015 Office Hours:
Day:    T & Th
Time:   11:00-12:00 

Research Interests:
Rebecca Burch is an Assocoate Professor in the department of Human Development and the Conference and Programming Coordinator for the Hart Global Living and Learning Center at SUNY Oswego.
Her main research interests are the evolution of sexual behavior, sexual signaling, and domestic violence.  The effect of reproductive factors (pregnancy, menstrual cycle phase, hormonal contraceptive use, infertility) on behavior, as well as the role sexual activity itself plays in behavior are also of interest.  However, recent academic pursuits have ventured into cultural differences and similarities in a variety of human behaviors, includinng sex, parenting, play, gender, and development.   
Dr. Burch has publications on the topics of seminal composition and human physiology, psychology, and behavior, genital morphology (specifically penile morphology and its function), intimate partner violence (focusing on the role of sexual jealousy and prevention strategies), sexual signaling (verbal and nonverbal), and other research in sexual behavior.  In addition to this research, Dr. Burch also serves as the conference and programming coordinator for an international living and learning center at SUNY Oswego, and has organized Global Awareness Conferences and presented over seven hundred programs on international issues as well as creating an international charitable agency within the center. 

Professional Information:
Education:
Ph.D.: (2002), University at Albany, SUNY, Albany,  New York.  Dissertation:  Antidepressant properties of semen:  Extensions and implications for human female sexual behavior.
B.S.:  (1995) Psychology, State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, New York
A.S.:  (1993) Liberal Arts, Adirondack Community College, Glens Falls, New York

Professional Organizations:
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
International Society for Human Ethology
New York State Psychological Association
Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

Recent Papers and Publications:
Burch, R. I., and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2006) The psychobiology of semen.  Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty.  Steve M. Platek and Todd Shackelford, Editors.  Cambridge University Press.

Burch, R. L., Hipp, D., and Platek, S. M. (2006) Paternal investment, phenotypic resemblance, and the social mirror effect.  Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty.  Steve M. Platek & Todd Shackelford, Editors.  Cambridge University Press.

Burch, R. L. and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2004).  Is pregnancy a stimulus for domestic violence?  Journal of Family Violence, 19 (4), 243-247.

Burch, R. L., and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2000).  Perceptions of paternal resemblance predict family violence.  Evolution and Human Behavior 21(6),  429-435.

Gallup, G. G., Jr. and Burch, R. L. (2008).  Semen Science.  Review of Sperm Counts:  Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid.  Sex Roles:  A Journal of Research, 58 (7), 555-557.

Gallup, G. G., Jr. and Burch, R. L. (2006) The Semen Displacement Hypothesis:  Semen Hydraulics, Double Mating, Adaptations to Self-Semen Displacement, and the IPC Proclivity Model.  Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty.  Steve M. Platek & Todd Shackelford, Editors.  Cambridge University Press. 

Gallup, G. G., Jr., Burch, R. L., and Petricone, L. (2011) Sexual conflict, infideltiy, and semen chemistry.  The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans.  A. Goetz and T. Shackelford, Editors.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Gallup, G. G., Jr., Burch, R. L., & Berens Mitchell, T. J. (2006) Semen displacement as a sperm competition strategy:  Multiple mating, self-semen displacement, and timing of in-pair copulations.  Human Nature 17, 253-264.

Gallup, G. G., Jr. and Burch, R. L. (2004).  Semen displacement as a sperm competition strategy.  Evolutionary Psychology 2, 12-23.  (Reprinted (2006) in "Sperm Competition in Humans:  Classic and Contemporary Readings" T. K. Shackelford, N. Pound, Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers.)

Gallup, G. G., Jr., Burch, R. L., and Platek, S. M. (2002).  Does semen contain antidepressant properties?  Archives of Sexual Behavior 39 (3), 289-291.

Platek, S., Burch, R. L., and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2001).  The reproductive priming effect.  Social Behavior and Personality 29(3), 245-248.

Platek, S. M., Burch, R. L., and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2001).  Sex differences in olfactory self recognition.  Physiology and Behavior 73, 635-640.

Gallup, G. G., Jr., Burch, R. L., Zappieri, M., Parvez, R., and Stockwell, M. (2003).  The human penis as a semen displacement device.  Evolition and Human Behavior 24, 277-289.

Platek, S. M., Burch, R. L., Panyavin, I., Wasserman, B., and Gallup, G. G. Jr. (2002).  Children's faces:  Resemblance affects males but not the females.  Evolution and Human Behavior 23, 159-166.

Harrison, M. A., Hughes, S. M., Burch, R. L., and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2008).  The impact of prior heterosexual experiences on homosexuality in women.  Evolutionary Psychology 6(2):  316-327.

Platek, S. M., Critton, S. R., Burch, R. L., Frederick, D. A., Myers, T. S., and Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2003) How much resemblance is enough?  Determination of a just noticeable difference at which male reactions towards children's faces change from indifferent to positive.  Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 81-87.