Carole Hooven

CAROLE HOOVEN is a lecturer in Anthropology at Harvard University where she teaches a course called "Sex Differences in Humans."

She spent 8 months in Uganda researching chimpanzees at Richard Wrangham's Kibale Chimpanzee Project before coming to Harvard, where she got her PhD in Biological Anthropology. Advised by Peter Ellison, Stephen Kosslyn, and Richard Wrangham, she carried out most of her research (on the evolutionary significance and hormonal correlates of sex differences in spatial ability) in the Kosslyn lab.

Hooven's interests are primarily in the evolutionary significance of sex differences in behavior, and the role of testosterone in shaping these behaviors. Her focus is on spatial ability, but she is also interested in how and when testosterone affects neural functioning to modulate sexually-differentiated behaviors.