Katie Adams

Katie Adams
  • Graduate Student
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Contact Info


Advisor: Dr. Omri Gillath

Research Lab: Gillath Lab & Sex Lab

Research Interests: My research focuses on close relationships and the underlying motivations of attraction, sexual behaviors, and short- vs. long-term commitment. In past work, I have investigated women’s sexual motivations and goals for sexual hook-ups. I am currently heading research projects on (1) the creation and validation of a measure for pornography consumption motives, (2) the motivations for, and outcomes of, communicating infidelity to one's partner(s), and (3) the acceptability of flirting behaviors.

Please check out my ResearchGate profile for research project updates and a current copy of my CV. 


B.A. in Psychology, University of Rochester, 2014
M.S. in Psychology, Villanova University, 2018

Awards & Honors

Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center Research Grant, Development of the Pornography Consumption Motives Measure (PCMM), Co-Investigator; $25,000