Research Interests

Paula’s health psychology research has been in women’s health, the menstrual cycle (especially menopause), and interrelationships between biology, psychology, and culture.  Her approximately thirty professional publications span the menstrual cycle, complex systems and chaos theory, working mothers, medical decision-making, critiques of evolutionary psychology, and theoretical issues associated with transdisciplinarity.  Much of her work has involved looking at how both professionals and nonprofessionals think about health issues, and creating new ways of thinking that are scientifically accurate, positive, and holistic/transdisciplinary.  Her work is theoretical, analytic, and empirical; her thinking is groundbreaking, original, and rigorous. 

She was also a blogger on science/research literacy/menstrual cycle issues.   

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