Lara Schleifenbaum

Research Interests

  • Understanding social relationships
  • Sexual desire, behaviour and experience
  • Mate choice and romantic relationships
  • Endocrinological interactions and ovulatory cycle shifts

Current Projects

  • Moderators of sexual desire
  • Sexuality in romantic relationships and dyadic interactions
  • Ovulatory cycle shifts and psychological effects of hormonal contraception
  • Differential Psychology
  • Online research (, and open science

Short CV

  • since 10/2018 PhD student at the University of Goettingen, Department of Biological Personality Psychology (Prof. Dr. Penke)
  • 10/2016 - 05/2018 MSc Psychology, University of Marburg
    MSc thesis: "Gender, Sexual Desire and Testosterone – A pilot ecological momentary assessment study of the associations of gender, strength of sexual desire and testosterone"
  • 10/2012 - 09/2016 BSc Psychology, University of Marburg
    BSc thesis: "The Association of Stress and Sexual Behaviour and Sexual Experience"