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Donald Sacco

Dr. Donald Sacco

Associate Professor


  • PHD - Miami University-Oxford (2010)
  • MA - Miami University-Oxford (2007)
  • BA - Mercyhurst University (2005)

PSY 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSY 450 - Social Psychology
PSY 410 - Evolutionary Psychology
PSY 661 - Research Evaluation (Graduate Course)
PSY 716 - Cognition and Emotion
PSY 725 - Motivation and Emotion

  • Dad and mom bods: Inferences of parenting ability from bodily cues, Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2020
  • Skin in the game: Personal accountability and journal peer review, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2020
  • Grounds for Ambiguity: Justifiable Bases for Engaging in Questionable Research Practices, Science and Engineering Ethics, 2018,
  • Testing an Active Intervention to Deter Researchers’ Use of Questionable Research Practices, Research Integrity and Peer Review, 2019,
  • Preferences for facially communicated Big Five personality traits and their relation to self-reported Big Five personality, Personality and Individual Differences, 2018
  • The adaptive utility of deontology: Deontological moral decision-making fosters perceptions of trust and likeability. , Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2017
  • Social and emotional intelligence moderate the relationship between psychopathy traits and social perception, Personality and Individual Differences, 2016, 10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.031
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society
  • The Association for Psychological Science
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Brain and Behavior