Brad Sagarin


Brad Sagarin will take you well beyond the birds and the bees. The professor of social and evolutionary psychology at Northern Illinois University is a noted expert on social influence, resistance to persuasion, deception, jealousy, infidelity, and human sexuality. His study of consensual bondage/discipline/dominance/submission (BDSM) – think “50 Shades of Grey” – has garnered national attention and he has delivered lectures on the topic to academic and non-academic organizations.

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Sagarin earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master’s and doctorate degree from Arizona State University. His research has been published in a variety of scholarly journals and has been cited in newspapers and magazines. He has also been a featured guest on radio and consulted for television programs.


Subject areas:
Social influence, resistance to persuasion, deception, jealousy and infidelity, evolutionary psychology, human sexuality, statistics and research methodology, consensual bondage/discipline/dominance/submission (BDSM)


Contact information:
Brad Sagarin
Office: (815) 753-7067
Cell: (847) 609-0919

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