Catherine Salmon is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands in southern California. She received her PhD in psychology in 1997 from McMaster University.
She is the co-author (with Donald Symons) of Warrior Lovers: Erotic fiction, evolution and female sexuality and The Secret Power of Middle Children (co-authored with Katrin Schumann). Her primary research interests include birth order and the family, reproductive suppression and dieting behavior, and female sexuality, particularly with regard to prostitution and pornography.
Her work on professional wrestling has appeared in the edited volume by Nicholas Sammond, “Steel Chair to the Head: The pleasure and pain of professional wrestling, The Evolutionary Review, and the edited volume (by Joseph Carroll, Dan McAdams, & Edward Wilson) Darwin’s Bridge: Uniting the humanities and sciences.