He has published numerous articles and books, including What Women Want-What Men Want (Oxford University Press).
His current research focuses on casual sexual encounters.
Invited commentary on: "Sociosexuality from Argentina to Zimbabwe: A 48-nation study of sex, culture, and strategies of human mating", by David P Schmitt.
They CNY Poly Collective hosts events in the Central New York region, mainly near the Finger Lakes.Psychological and medical anthropology, human sexuality, cross-cultural mental health, ethnic relations, symbolic interaction, United States, Germany John Marshall Townsend is Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University.His research interests include human sexuality, sexual attraction, dating and courtship, marriage and divorce, culture and mental illness, and evolutionary psychology.The group is for people who live in a world where love is abundant and not limited to monogamy.The purpose of this group is to create authentic connections within the polyamory community.)For clarity, this group is NOT a platform for seeking casual sex or hookups.Activities are intellectual discussion oriented for integrative thinkers who are considerate of feelings of the general public and hence non-sexually explicit."Racial, Ethnic, and Mental Illness Stereotypes: Cognitive Process and Behavioral Effects." In Mental Health, Racism, and Sexism, Charles V. Baltimore: University of Pittsburgh Press, l995, pp.119-147."Hospitalization and First-Contact Mental Patients: Stigma and Changes in Self-Concept" (with Jaak Rakfeldt), Research in Community and Mental Health 5: 269-301, l985.CNY Poly strives to be a space for people who value win-win cooperation and kindness, who view being ethical, open, honest, and respectful as the important prerequisites to all human relationships. CNY Poly is a self-regulating, cooperative group relying on the talents and leadership capacity of each of its members.Past activities include happy hours, trips to events like REAF (Rochester Erotic Arts Festival), walks/hikes, Pokémon Go, picnics/bonfires, game nights, coffee & Poly101 round table discussions.