Gerianne M Alexander

Summary

Affiliation: Texas A and M University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An evolutionary perspective of sex-typed toy preferences: pink, blue, and the brain
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 32:7-14. 2003
  2. pmc Blocks and bodies: sex differences in a novel version of the Mental Rotations Test
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4235, College Station, Texas 77845, USA
    Horm Behav 53:177-84. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Sex differences in infants' visual interest in toys
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:427-33. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Hormone-behavior associations in early infancy
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Deparment of Psychology, TAMU 2435, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Horm Behav 56:498-502. 2009
  5. pmc Androgens and eye movements in women and men during a test of mental rotation ability
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4235, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Horm Behav 52:197-204. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations among gender-linked toy preferences, spatial ability, and digit ratio: evidence from eye-tracking analysis
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:699-709. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Sex differences in adults' relative visual interest in female and male faces, toys, and play styles
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:434-41. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Testing the prenatal hormone hypothesis of tic-related disorders: gender identity and gender role behavior
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Texas A and M University, Department of Psychology, College Station, 77843, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 16:407-20. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Early androgens, activity levels and toy choices of children in the second year of life
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Horm Behav 62:500-4. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex and spatial position effects on object location memory following intentional learning of object identities
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Neuropsychologia 40:1516-22. 2002

Research Grants

  1. BIOSOCIAL ACTIVATION OF SEX-LINKED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR
    GERIANNE ALEXANDER; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint An evolutionary perspective of sex-typed toy preferences: pink, blue, and the brain
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 32:7-14. 2003
    ....
  2. pmc Blocks and bodies: sex differences in a novel version of the Mental Rotations Test
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4235, College Station, Texas 77845, USA
    Horm Behav 53:177-84. 2008
    ..g., animate vs. inanimate objects, self-relevant vs. neutral stimuli) may prove useful in research aimed at understanding the hormonal and social factors contributing to the sex difference in performance on the MRT...
  3. doi request reprint Sex differences in infants' visual interest in toys
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:427-33. 2009
    ..The existence of these innate preferences for object features coupled with well-documented social influences may explain why toy preferences are one of the earliest known manifestations of sex-linked social behavior...
  4. doi request reprint Hormone-behavior associations in early infancy
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Deparment of Psychology, TAMU 2435, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Horm Behav 56:498-502. 2009
    ..In male infants, higher androgen levels predicted stronger preferences for male-typical stimuli. These data provide the first evidence for a role for hormones in emerging sex-linked behavior in early development...
  5. pmc Androgens and eye movements in women and men during a test of mental rotation ability
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4235, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Horm Behav 52:197-204. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations among gender-linked toy preferences, spatial ability, and digit ratio: evidence from eye-tracking analysis
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 35:699-709. 2006
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Sex differences in adults' relative visual interest in female and male faces, toys, and play styles
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:434-41. 2009
    ..We speculate that sex differences in visual processing are a component of the expression of gender phenotypes across the lifespan that may reflect sex differences in the motivational properties of gender-linked stimuli...
  8. ncbi request reprint Testing the prenatal hormone hypothesis of tic-related disorders: gender identity and gender role behavior
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Texas A and M University, Department of Psychology, College Station, 77843, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 16:407-20. 2004
    ..These findings therefore support the hypothesis that an altered androgen-dependent process of sexual differentiation during prenatal life may contribute to the development of tic-related disorders...
  9. doi request reprint Early androgens, activity levels and toy choices of children in the second year of life
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Horm Behav 62:500-4. 2012
    ..However, in both sexes, activity levels were unrelated to toy preferences suggesting that factors other than activity level preferences contribute to the early emergence of gender-linked toy preferences...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex and spatial position effects on object location memory following intentional learning of object identities
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Neuropsychologia 40:1516-22. 2002
    ....
  11. pmc Sex differences during visual scanning of occlusion events in infants
    Teresa Wilcox
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Dev Psychol 48:1091-105. 2012
    ..Possible explanations for how the structure of an occlusion event is extracted and mapped are considered...
  12. pmc Anxiety, sex-linked behaviors, and digit ratios (2D:4D)
    Milagros Evardone
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:442-55. 2009
    ..This pattern of results suggests that the development of anxiety is multiply determined, with contributing factors varying by sex...
  13. doi request reprint Postnatal testosterone levels and temperament in early infancy
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4235, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:1287-92. 2011
    ..In sum, these data provide additional support for the postnatal hormone hypothesis and suggest postnatal testosterone levels may influence the development of emotional regulation in male infants...
  14. doi request reprint The association between 2D:4D ratios and sociosexuality: a failure to replicate
    Nora E Charles
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, 77843, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:587-95. 2011
    ..In sum, these data suggest that factors other than prenatal and circulating hormones explain the sex differences in self-reports of sociosexuality...
  15. doi request reprint Digit ratios (2D:4D), postnatal testosterone and eye contact in toddlers
    Janet Saenz
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 94:106-8. 2013
    ..These novel findings suggest prenatal androgens may influence the emergence of social development. ..
  16. doi request reprint Postnatal testosterone levels and disorder relevant behavior in the second year of life
    Janet Saenz
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 94:152-9. 2013
    ..e., more autism spectrum behaviors, less time vocalizing, and more Internalizing Problems). These results support the hypothesis that early infancy may be another critical period for the development of gender-linked behavior. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Replication of a premenstrual decrease in right-ear advantage on language-related dichotic listening tests of cerebral laterality
    Gerianne M Alexander
    Yale University Child Study Center, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Neuropsychologia 40:1293-9. 2002
    ..Future research manipulating task demands (e.g. memory load) or the affective valence of the stimuli may be useful in understanding the observed changes in hemispheric advantage...
  18. pmc Monkeys, girls, boys and toys: a confirmation Letter regarding "Sex differences in toy preferences: striking parallels between monkeys and humans"
    Melissa Hines
    Horm Behav 54:478-9; author reply 480-1. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint Habit learning in Tourette syndrome: a translational neuroscience approach to a developmental psychopathology
    Rachel Marsh
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1259-68. 2004
    ..The etiology of Tourette syndrome (TS) involves disturbances in the structure and function of the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia mediate habit learning...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perceptual-motor skill learning in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Evidence for multiple procedural learning and memory systems
    Rachel Marsh
    The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, The New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 74, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neuropsychologia 43:1456-65. 2005
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint A simple self-report diary for assessing psychosexual function in hypogonadal men
    Ka Kui Lee
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    J Androl 24:688-98. 2003
    ..0003 in data set 2). We conclude that this simple self-report diary is useful in assessing the sexual function and mood profile of hypogonadal subjects in clinical research...
  22. ncbi request reprint An event-related functional MRI study comparing interference effects in the Simon and Stroop tasks
    Bradley S Peterson
    The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 13:427-40. 2002
    ..Therefore, despite the widely differing stimulus characteristics employed by these tasks, the neural systems that subserve successful task performance are likely to be similar as well...

Research Grants1

  1. BIOSOCIAL ACTIVATION OF SEX-LINKED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR
    GERIANNE ALEXANDER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This information will therefore increase understanding of the relations among typical or atypical reproductive events (e.g., puberty, hormone deficiency, pregnancy) and cognition. ..