Dr. Goldey is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Dr. Goldey joined the St. Edward's University faculty in August 2015. She currently teaches Animal Behavior, Research Methods, Human Sexuality, and Research & Field Experience, and she has also taught Learning & Cognition, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Hormones & Behavior. Dr. Goldey enjoys working with students as they learn processes fundamental to psychological research: developing questions, reading relevant literature, collecting and analyzing data, and sharing findings with others. Dr. Goldey's research interests include hormones and behavior, evolution, human sexuality, gender, pair bonding/romantic relationships, and stress. Dr. Goldey is also the faculty advisor for Psychological Society.


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Biopsychology, 2015
  • M.S. University of Michigan, Biopsychology, 2011
  • B.A. Southwestern University, Animal Behavior, 2008

Publications & Articles


Goldey, K.L., & van Anders, S.M. (2015). Sexual modulation of testosterone: Insights for humans from across species. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, Special Issue: Social Neuroendocrinology, 1(2), 93-123.

Goldey, K.L., Avery, L.R., & van Anders, S.M. (2014). Sexual fantasies and gender/sex: A multimethod approach with quantitative content analysis and hormonal responses. Journal of Sex Research, 51(8), 917-931.

Goldey, K.L., & van Anders, S.M. (2011). Sexy thoughts: Effects of sexual cognitions on testosterone, cortisol, and arousal in women. Hormones and Behavior, Special Issue: Research on Sexual Arousal, 59(5), 754-764.


Deaton Haynes, R., Archey, M.L.*, Moujaes, A.*, & Goldey, K.L. (2017). Call me Caroline: First names influence interpersonal judgment through mere-exposure effect. Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

Archey, M.*, Gray, J.*, Dahlhausen, C.*, Mercado, A.N.*, Widmann, M.*, & Goldey, K.L. (2017). It’s not just what you get, but also what you give: Effects of competitive mental imagery on mood. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Evans, R.N.*, & Goldey, K.L. (2017). Associations between sex education and well-being in adult relationships. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Archey, M.L.*, Gardon, S.*, Crockett, E., Goldey, K.L., & Boyette-Davis, J.A. (2016). The influence of testosterone on pain perception differences between males and females exposed to the cold pressor test. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Goldey, K.L., Posh, A.R.*, Bell, S.N., & van Anders, S.M. (2014). Defining pleasure: A focus group study of dyadic sexual pleasure in queer and heterosexual women. International Academy of Sex Research, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Goldey, K.L., Conley, T.D., & van Anders, S.M. (2014). Dynamic associations between testosterone and partnering during the college transition. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Burke, S.M.*, van Anders, S.M., & Goldey, K.L. (2013). How sexual is sexual desire? Desire and testosterone in women. International Academy of Sex Research, Chicago, IL.


Why I Teach

I teach to spark students' desire to ask questions about the interactions between behavior, biology, and the social environment. I aim to provide students with concrete strategies for exploring the questions that most interest them.