M. Catherine DeSoto
Faculty - Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia
Estrogen on both normal behavior and the expression of psychopathology.
Measurement of hormone levels via radioimmunoassay and how this relates to various behaviors.
Toxins and Neurodevelopment
DeSoto, M.C.& Hitlan, R.T. (2010). Sorting out the spinning of autism: heavy metals and the question of incidence. Acta Neurobiologica Experimentalis, 70 (2). 165-76. full text available
DeSoto, M.C. (2009). Ockham's Razor and Autism: The case for developmental neurotoxins contributing to a disease of neurodevelopment. Neurotoxicology, 30 (3). 331-337.
DeSoto, M.C., Hitlan, R.T. Deol, R.S. & McAdams, D. (2009). Testosterone fluctuations in young men: The difference between interacting in like and not-like others. Evolutionary Psychology, 8(2), 173-188.
DeSoto, M.C. (2008). A reply to Soden: Your data shows autistic children have higher levels of heavy metals. Clinical Toxicology. 46 (10). 1098.
DeSoto, M.C. & Hitlan, R.T. (2007). Blood levels of mercury are related to diagnosis of autism: A reanalysis of an important data set. Journal of Child Neurology, 22 (11), 1308-1311.
DeSoto, M.C. (2007). Borderline Personality Disorder, gender and serotonin: Does estrogen play a role? In Martina Czerbskas (Ed.) Psychoneuroendocrinology Research Frontiers. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, NY. a
DeSoto. M.C., Bumgardner, J., Close, A., & Geary D.C. (2007) Investigating the role of hormones in Theory of Mind. North American Journal of Psychology, 9 (3).
Sheldon, M., Cooper, M. L., Geary, D., DeSoto, M.C. & Hoard, M. K. (2006). Fertility Cycle Patterns in Motives for Sexual Behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 32 (12), 1659-1673.
Geary, D. C., Hoard, M. K., Craven, J.B & DeSoto, M.C. (2004). Strategy choices in simple and complex addition: Contributions of working memory and counting knowledge for children with mathematical disability. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 88 (2), 121-151.
DeSoto, M.C. & Buelow-Kopp, K. (2003). Evolutionary theory, waist-to-hip ratio and predicting female attractiveness. Psychology, Evolution and Gender, 5, 83-88.
DeSoto, M.C. Geary, D.C., Hoard, M.K., Sheldon, M. & Cooper, M. L. (2003). Estrogen variation, oral contraceptives and borderline personality. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 28. 751-766.
Geary, D.C., DeSoto, M.C., Hoard, M.K., Sheldon, M. & Cooper, L (2002). Estrogens and relationship jealousy. Human Nature , 12, 299-320.
DeSoto, M.C., Fabiani, M., Geary, D., & Gratton, G. (2001) When in doubt do it both ways: Brain evidence of simultaneous activation of conflicting motor responses in a spatial Stroop task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Introduction to Psychology