Mgr. Jaroslava Varella Valentová, Ph.D.

(Také Jaroslava Valentová)


Phone: +420 221 183 538

Research Interests: Research field: evolutionary anthropology, human ethology, evolutionary psychology Sexual orientation: proximate and ultimate causes, cross-cultural research, sex atypical traits, sexual orientation attribution, mate preferences and choice in same-sex couples Human sexuality, attractiveness, and mate choice: history of sex research, evolutionary theories of human sexuality, cross-cultural aspects of attractiveness and sexual behavior, sex differences in sexuality, vocal, facial, and behavioral attractiveness, factors influencing relationship satisfaction: homogamy X complementarity, and relationship hierarchy Evolutionary psychiatry: normality X deviation, medical X biological understanding of deviations, classification of mental diseases according to evolutionary theories, adaptiveness of mental diseases Culture and nature: biological and cultural co-evolution, interconnection between nature and nurture

Education: 2006-2010: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, (Ph.D. thesis: Perception of Male Homosexuality”) 2008-2009: research fellow at Dept. of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago, USA 2004–2006: master degree in Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Department for General Anthropology, Research Group of Human Ethology, (M.A. thesis: “The Relationship Between Personality Characteristics and Appearance in Homosexual Men”) 2000–2004: bachelor degree at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, (B.A. thesis: „Male Homosexuality from the Biological View“)

Jobs: Since 2010 postdoctoral fellow researcher, Center for Theoretical Study (CTS), Charles University in Prague & Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2009-2011 Research assistant, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (recently an external teacher)

International Research Experience: 2012 – Research on Sex ratio of street artists – Prague (Czech Rep.), Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania) 2011-2012 – Research on Multiple aspects of human physical attractiveness from cross-cultural perspective – Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil 2011 – Research of physical attractiveness in relation to eye color – Adyiaman Universitesi, Turkey 2010 – Research on Possible link between physical fitness, health status and attractiveness in cross-cultural perspective – Keetmanshoop, Namibia 2008/2009 – research fellow at Dept. of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago, USA

She has received a professorship at the university in São Paulo in Brazil (2015).

Selected bibliography:

Nováková, Lenka; Varella Valentová, Jaroslava; Havlíček, Jan (2014): Engagement in Olfaction-Related Activities is Associated with the Ability of Odor Identification and Odor Awareness

Chemosensory Perception, 7 (2), 56-67, DOI 10.1007/s12078-014-9167-2

Varella Valentová, Jaroslava; Stulp, Gert; Třebický, Vít; Havlíček, Jan (2014): Preferred and actual relative height among homosexual male partners vary with preferred dominance and sex role

PLoS ONE 9(1), e86534, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086534

Varella, Marco Antonio Correa ; Varella Valentová, Jaroslava; Pereira J., Kamila; Bussab, Vera S. R. (2014): Promiscuity is related to masculine and feminine body traits in both men and women: Evidence from Brazilian and Czech samples

Behavioural Processes, 109, 34-39DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.07.010

Varella Valentová, Jaroslava; Kleisner, Karel; Neustupa, Jiří; Havlíček, Jan (2014): Shape differences between the faces of heterosexual and homosexual men

Archives of Sexual Behavior 43, 2, 353-361, DOI: 10.1007/s10508-013-0194-x

Nováková, Lenka; Valentová, Jaroslava; Havlíček, Jan (2013): Olfactory performance in men and women is predicted by their gender nonconformity but not sexual orientation

PloS ONE 8 (11), e80234, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080234

Valentová, Jaroslava; Havlíček, Jan (2013): Perceived sexual orientation based on vocal and facial stimuli is linked to self-rated sexual orientation in Czech men

PloS ONE 8(12), e82417, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082417

Valentová, Jaroslava; Roberts, Craig S.; Havlíček, Jan (2013): Preferences for facial and vocal masculinity in homosexual men: the role of relationship status, sexual restrictiveness, and self-perceived masculinity

Perception 42, 187 - 197, DOI: 10.1068/p6909

Valentová, Jaroslava (2012): Evolutionary theories of male homosexuality

In: Evolvendi antropologicae. Evolution in Antrhropological Perspectives (Ed. Hanovská, L., Horský, J., Hroníková, L.), p. 87-97, Togga: Praha, ISBN: 978-80-87258-167

Bártová, Klára; Valentová, Jaroslava (2012): Evolutionary perspective of same-sex sexuality: Homosexuality, and homosociality revisited

Anthropologie – International Journal of the Science of Man 50, 1, 61-70

Varella, Marco Antonio Correa ; Valentová, Jaroslava; Pereira J., Kamila; Martins A., Raul; Caramaschi, Sandro (2012): Homogamy preferences for cognitive sex-typicality in women

Anthropologie – International Journal of the Science of Man 50, 1, 71-81

Štěrbová, Zuzana; Valentová, Jaroslava (2012): Influence of homogamy, complementarity, and sexual imprinting on mate choice

Anthropologie – International Journal of the Science of Man 50, 1, 47-59

Havlíček, Jan; Nováková, Lenka; Vondrová, Marta; Kuběna, Aleš; Valentová, Jaroslava; Roberts, Craig S. (2012): Olfactory perception is positively linked to Anxiety in young adults

Perception 41, 1246 – 1261, DOI:10.1068/p7244

Binter, Jakub; Leongómez, Juan David ; Moyano, Nieves; Valentová, Jaroslava; Klapilová, Kateřina (2012): Sex differences in the incidence of sexual fantasies focused on evolutionary relevant objects

Anthropologie – International Journal of the Science of Man 50, 1, 83-93

Valentová, Jaroslava (2012): Relationship between male sexual orientation and birth order: review

Valentová, J. (2012): Relationship between male sexual orientation and birth order: review, Česká a Slovenská psychiatrie, 108 (6), 298-304

Valentová, Jaroslava; Rieger, Gerulf; Havlíček, Jan; Linsenmeier, Joan; Bailey, J Michael (2011): Judgments of Sexual Orientation and Masculinity-Femininity based on Thin Slices of Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40 (6), s. 1145-52, DOI: 10.1007/s10508-011-9818-1

Valentová, Jaroslava; Procházka, Ivo (2009): Homosexuality

In: Baštecká, B. (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Psychology – Applied psychology, p. 118-126, Portál: Praha, ISBN 978-80-7367-470-0

Havlíček, Jan; Saxton, Tamsin K.; Roberts, Craig; Jozífková, Eva; Lhota, Stanislav; Valentová, Jaroslava; Flégr, Jaroslav (2008): He sees, she smells? Male and female reports of sensory reliance in mate choice and non-mate choice contexts

Personality and Individual Differences 45, 565-570