Emily Patch, Ph.D.
Northern Arizona University Blg 60 Rm #349
BA, 2008, University of Arizona, Tucson
MSc, 2010, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
PhD, 2018, University of Arizona, Tucson
ArizonaLEND Leadership and Education in Neurological Disorders Fellow 2016-2018
ArizonaLEND Faculty Advisor 2018–Present
Dr. Patch is an evolutionary developmental psychologist with interests in understanding the reasons for which women have preterm infants. She specializes in examining maternal birth outcomes using a mid-level evolutionary biological theory termed Life History Theory. Using an evolutionary developmental framework, she has also conducted studies on female fertility, romantic partnerships, and psychopathy. She enjoys cross-cultural work and has conducted many projects with colleagues across the globe, ranging from Russia to Brazil.
Patch, E. A. (In Preparation). Mother Knows Best: An Exploratory study of the Convergence between Maternal Recall of Length of Gestation, Birth Weight and Objective Medical Data.
Patch, E. A. (In Preparation). Predicting Preterm Birth from the Unpredictable: How early life disruption may increase preterm birth.
Patch, E. A. & Figueredo, A. J. (2018). Reproduction. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, in press. New York, NY: Springer.
Figueredo, A. J., Jacobs, W. J., Gladden, P. R., Bianchi, J. M., Patch, E. A., Beck, C. J. A., & Jiang, Y. (2017). Intimate partner violence, interpersonal aggression, and life history strategy. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 12, 1-31.
Patch, E. A., & Figueredo, A. J. (2017). Childhood Stress, Life History, Psychopathy, and Sociosexuality. Personality and Individual Differences 115, 108-113.
Patch, E. A. & Figueredo, A. J. (2017). Maternal Fetal Conflict. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, in press. New York, NY: Springer.
Figueredo, A. J., Patch, E. A., & Ceballos, C. E. G. (2015). A life history approach to the dynamics of social selection. In V. Zeigler-Hill, L. L. M. Welling, & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary perspectives on social psychology (pp. 363-372). Springer International Publishing.
Dr. Patch currently teaches Introduction to Psychology as well as two sections Developmental Psychology. In the past she has taught Human Cognition, Research Methods, Human Sexuality, Health Psychology, Primate Behavior, and Measurement and Statistics.