Kim Wallen

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in juvenile rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) agonistic screams: life history differences and effects of prenatal androgens
    Michelle L Tomaszycki
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 47:318-27. 2005
  2. doi request reprint The Organizational Hypothesis: Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Phoenix, Goy, Gerall, and Young (1959)
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 55:561-5. 2009
  3. pmc Sexual differentiation of behaviour in monkeys: role of prenatal hormones
    K Wallen
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Neuroendocrinol 21:421-6. 2009
  4. pmc Female sexual arousal: genital anatomy and orgasm in intercourse
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 59:780-92. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Hormonal influences on sexually differentiated behavior in nonhuman primates
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Front Neuroendocrinol 26:7-26. 2005
  6. pmc Hormones and history: the evolution and development of primate female sexuality
    Kim Wallen
    Emory University, Department of Psychology, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Sex Res 41:101-12. 2004
  7. pmc Cognitive performance in rhesus monkeys varies by sex and prenatal androgen exposure
    Rebecca A Herman
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 532 N Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 51:496-507. 2007
  8. pmc Neonatal amygdala lesions alter basal cortisol levels in infant rhesus monkeys
    Jessica Raper
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:818-29. 2013
  9. pmc Social status modifies estradiol activation of sociosexual behavior in female rhesus monkeys
    Katherine Reding
    Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Horm Behav 62:612-20. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors regulating the timing of puberty onset in female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta): role of prenatal androgens, social rank, and adolescent body weight
    Julia L Zehr
    Psychology Department, Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Biol Reprod 72:1087-94. 2005

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in juvenile rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) agonistic screams: life history differences and effects of prenatal androgens
    Michelle L Tomaszycki
    Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 47:318-27. 2005
    ..No sex differences in the contextual usage of screams emerged. These findings suggest that both life history differences and the early hormone environment contribute to sex differences in juvenile rhesus macaque vocal production...
  2. doi request reprint The Organizational Hypothesis: Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Phoenix, Goy, Gerall, and Young (1959)
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 55:561-5. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc Sexual differentiation of behaviour in monkeys: role of prenatal hormones
    K Wallen
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Neuroendocrinol 21:421-6. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Female sexual arousal: genital anatomy and orgasm in intercourse
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 59:780-92. 2011
    ..Thus these results suggest that women exposed to lower levels of prenatal androgens are more likely to experience orgasm during sexual intercourse...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hormonal influences on sexually differentiated behavior in nonhuman primates
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Front Neuroendocrinol 26:7-26. 2005
    ..Sexually differentiated behavior ultimately reflects both hormonally organized behavioral predispositions and the social experience that converts these predispositions into behavior...
  6. pmc Hormones and history: the evolution and development of primate female sexuality
    Kim Wallen
    Emory University, Department of Psychology, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Sex Res 41:101-12. 2004
    ..The evolutionary pressures that produced such flexibility in sexual behavior remain puzzling, but may reflect the importance of sexuality to primate social attraction and cohesion...
  7. pmc Cognitive performance in rhesus monkeys varies by sex and prenatal androgen exposure
    Rebecca A Herman
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 532 N Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 51:496-507. 2007
    ..In rhesus monkeys and rodents, developmental androgen eliminates this specialization. However, these results are the only known example of better performance of females than males when salient markers are removed...
  8. pmc Neonatal amygdala lesions alter basal cortisol levels in infant rhesus monkeys
    Jessica Raper
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:818-29. 2013
    ..5 months), while leaving the postnatal T surge intact, and resulting in a flattened diurnal rhythm in both genders at the later ages. Thus, the primate amygdala has a critical influence on the HPA axis in the first few months of life...
  9. pmc Social status modifies estradiol activation of sociosexual behavior in female rhesus monkeys
    Katherine Reding
    Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Horm Behav 62:612-20. 2012
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors regulating the timing of puberty onset in female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta): role of prenatal androgens, social rank, and adolescent body weight
    Julia L Zehr
    Psychology Department, Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Biol Reprod 72:1087-94. 2005
    ..This study supports late gestation as a period of increased sensitivity to environmental insult and demonstrates that multiple factors, including prenatal programming, modulate the specific timing of pubertal events...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in interest in infants in juvenile rhesus monkeys: relationship to prenatal androgen
    Rebecca A Herman
    Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 43:573-83. 2003
    ..However, it was largely unaffected by our hormone manipulations. Whether this reflects characteristics of our specific treatments or is evidence of nonhormonal influences on infant interest remains unanswered...
  12. pmc Social segregation in male, but not female yearling rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Janice M Hassett
    Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Primatol 72:87-92. 2010
    ..These results suggest that behavioral compatibility may produce sex-segregation in male yearling rhesus monkeys, possibly preparing males and females for different social roles and segregation as adults...
  13. pmc Women's interest in visual sexual stimuli varies with menstrual cycle phase at first exposure and predicts later interest
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 57:263-8. 2010
    ....
  14. pmc Environmental and social influences on neuroendocrine puberty and behavior in macaques and other nonhuman primates
    Shannon B Z Stephens
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 64:226-39. 2013
    ..Puberty is possibly the developmental period when hormonal modulation of sexual behavior is organized, and thus, when social context interacts with hormonal state to strongly influence the expression of sexual behavior. ..
  15. doi request reprint Inappropriate comparisons and the weakness of cryptic choice: a reply to Vincent J. Lynch and D. J. Hosken
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Evol Dev 10:398-9. 2008
  16. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in viewing sexual stimuli: an eye-tracking study in men and women
    Heather A Rupp
    Department of Psychology and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 51:524-33. 2007
    ..Our finding that men and women attend to different aspects of the same visual sexual stimuli could reflect pre-existing cognitive biases that possibly contribute to sex differences in neural, subjective, and physiological arousal...
  17. pmc Sex-specific content preferences for visual sexual stimuli
    Heather A Rupp
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:417-26. 2009
    ..Together, these data demonstrate sex-specific preferences for specific types of stimuli even when, across stimuli, overall interest was comparable...
  18. pmc Sex-dependent role of the amygdala in the development of emotional and neuroendocrine reactivity to threatening stimuli in infant and juvenile rhesus monkeys
    Jessica Raper
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 63:646-58. 2013
    ..These data indicate that the amygdala plays a critical role in the development of both emotional and neuroendocrine reactivity as well as the expression of sexually dimorphic emotional expression...
  19. ncbi request reprint Men and women differ in amygdala response to visual sexual stimuli
    Stephan Hamann
    Department of Psychology, 532 North Kilgo Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:411-6. 2004
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Androgen-induced yawning in rhesus monkey females is reversed with a nonsteroidal anti-androgen
    Franklynn C Graves
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 49:233-6. 2006
    ..9 yawns per 30 min. These data indicate that flutamide is an effective tool for blocking the central effects of androgens in rhesus monkey females and that androgens regulate yawning similarly in both males and females...
  21. ncbi request reprint An outdoor 3-D visual tracking system for the study of spatial navigation and memory in rhesus monkeys
    Zia Khan
    College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta 30332 0280, USA
    Behav Res Methods 37:453-63. 2005
    ..Currently, the system is being used to examine the sex differences in spatial navigation of rhesus monkeys. We expect that measures derived from the trajectory data will reveal strategies used by animals to solve spatial problems...
  22. pmc Sex differences in rhesus monkey toy preferences parallel those of children
    Janice M Hassett
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 54:359-64. 2008
    ..We offer the hypothesis that toy preferences reflect hormonally influenced behavioral and cognitive biases which are sculpted by social processes into the sex differences seen in monkeys and humans...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship between testosterone and interest in sexual stimuli: the effect of experience
    Heather A Rupp
    Department of Psychology and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 52:581-9. 2007
    ..80). Thus, the current study demonstrates a direct but context dependent relationship between testosterone and sexual interest in healthy young males...
  24. ncbi request reprint Tamoxifen fails to affect central serotonergic tone but increases indices of anxiety in female rhesus macaques
    Deborah Mook
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:273-83. 2005
    ..These data show that tamoxifen administration increased anxiety levels, but the affect was not associated with differences in central levels of the serotonin tone...
  25. pmc Progesterone and medroxyprogesterone acetate differentially regulate alpha4 subunit expression of GABA(A) receptors in the CA1 hippocampus of female rats
    Karen Pazol
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 446, Atlanta GA 30322, United States
    Physiol Behav 97:58-61. 2009
    ..The relative impact of these two progestins on neuroendocrine function must be carefully explored...
  26. doi request reprint Clitoral variability compared with penile variability supports nonadaptation of female orgasm
    Kim Wallen
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Evol Dev 10:1-2. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint Medroxyprogesterone acetate acutely facilitates and sequentially inhibits sexual behavior in female rats
    Karen Pazol
    Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Horm Behav 49:105-13. 2006
    ..These findings illustrate that MPA and P4 have a similar impact on sexual behavior in female rats and suggest that the inhibitory effects of MPA may be attributable, at least in part, to its potent effects at the progesterone receptor...
  28. doi request reprint Sexual minority women's sexual motivation around the time of ovulation
    Lisa M Diamond
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 380 South 1530 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0251, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:237-46. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that women with consistent versus inconsistent patterns of same-sex sexuality might be experiencing different types of same-sex desires influenced by different factors...
  29. ncbi request reprint Opioids and attachment in rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) abusive mothers
    Franklynn C Graves
    Department of Psychology, Emory University and Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Behav Neurosci 116:489-93. 2002
    ..These results concur with previous primate studies in suggesting that opioids mediate the rewarding effects of receiving grooming and affect anxiety-related behaviors...
  30. pmc Medroxyprogesterone acetate antagonizes the effects of estrogen treatment on social and sexual behavior in female macaques
    Karen Pazol
    Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2998-3006. 2004
    ..The marked increase in aggression seen during MPA treatment suggests that production of negative affect may be a particularly serious side effect of MPA...
  31. pmc Sex differences in response to visual sexual stimuli: a review
    Heather A Rupp
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 37:206-18. 2008
    ..These differences are of practical importance to future research on sexual arousal that aims to use experimental stimuli comparably appealing to men and women and also for general understanding of cognitive sex differences...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in otoacoustic emissions measured in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
    Dennis McFadden
    Department of Psychology and Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas, 1 University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    Horm Behav 50:274-84. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Commentary on Puts' (2006) review of The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution
    Kim Wallen
    Arch Sex Behav 35:633-6; author reply 637-9. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint The other side: failure in fair and balanced reporting
    Stanley E Althof
    J Sex Med 2:583-4. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint The effects of postmenopausal hormone therapies on female sexual functioning: a review of double-blind, randomized controlled trials
    Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Group of Northern California Psychiatry Women s Health Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Menopause 11:749-65. 2004
    ..Other unknowns include long-term safety, optimal types, doses and routes of therapy, which women will be more likely to benefit from (or be put at risk), and the precise interplay between the two sex hormones...
  36. ncbi request reprint Be careful that your snark is not a boojum
    Kim Wallen
    Arch Sex Behav 36:335-6. 2007

Research Grants21

  1. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This research extends and develops the notion that alterations in the prenatal androgen that leave no external indicators may produce life-long alterations in development and adult behavior. ..
  2. Female sexuality: modulation by estrogen and androgen
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These therapies will also be compared on their effects on neuroendocrine function. These studies will markedly increase our understanding of the role that ovarian steroids play in modulating women's sexuality. ..
  3. Integrated Training in Psychobiology and Psychopathology
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Clinical trainees will get the opportunity to delve more deeply into the basic science underlying psychopathology while basic science trainees will come to understand the relationship between basic science and human mental illness. ..
  4. Amygdala: sex differences in behavior, cognition, and neuroendocrine development
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Amygdala: sex differences in behavior, cognition, and neuroendocrine development
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  6. Amygdala: sex differences in behavior, cognition, and neuroendocrine development
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  7. Female sexuality: modulation by estrogen and androgen
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These therapies will also be compared on their effects on neuroendocrine function. These studies will markedly increase our understanding of the role that ovarian steroids play in modulating women's sexuality. ..
  8. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This research extends and develops the notion that alterations in the prenatal androgen that leave no external indicators may produce life-long alterations in development and adult behavior. ..
  9. Female sexuality: modulation by estrogen and androgen
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These therapies will also be compared on their effects on neuroendocrine function. These studies will markedly increase our understanding of the role that ovarian steroids play in modulating women's sexuality. ..
  10. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT--PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  11. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This research extends and develops the notion that alterations in the prenatal androgen that leave no external indicators may produce life-long alterations in development and adult behavior. ..
  12. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This research extends and develops the notion that alterations in the prenatal androgen that leave no external indicators may produce life-long alterations in development and adult behavior. ..
  13. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT--PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The combination of these efforts will allow the PI to expand his research into new areas, while increasing his understanding of its relevance to important human mental health conditions. ..
  14. BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL HORMONAL INFLUENCES
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This research extends and develops the notion that alterations in the prenatal androgen that leave no external indicators may produce life-long alterations in development and adult behavior. ..
  15. Amygdala: sex differences in behavior, cognition, and neuroendocrine development
    Kim Wallen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These data will potentially reveal social deficits that would remain undetectable by traditional observation methods. ..