My research program investigates how biological, evolutionary, and socioecological factors interact to shape human development, physiology, health, and behavior across the life course.


I perform cross-cultural research in the USA and Hong Kong utilizing naturalistic field study designs to investigate hormone reactivity to stressors of physical and psychological competition in children and adults.

Ph.D. Biological Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MS.c. Evolutionary Anthropology, Durham University (United Kingdom)
B.S. Biology, B.A. Philosophy, University of Central Florida

Contact Information

Timothy S. McHale
California Polytechnic State University
Social Sciences Department
1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407