Psychology Graduate Students

Daniel Copulsky
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, 206
    • Zoom by appointment
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services

Biography, Education and Training

Daniel Copulsky is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He researches sexual identity, asexuality, and nonmonogamy, with a focus on identity labels and identity development. He also teaches in the Psychology Department and Writing Program and serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit Center for Positive Sexuality. Daniel has been quoted as an expert on sexual identity in Cosmo and Psychology Today.


Dan is happy to chat with undergraduates who are looking for research assistant positions in the Psychology Department or considering grad school. He’s also happy to chat with others applying to the graduate program here. Send him an email! 

Selected Publications

Daniel Copulsky and Phillip Hammack (2023). Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sexualities


Daniel Copulsky and Phillip Hammack (2023). Asexuality, Graysexuality, and Demisexuality: Distinctions in Desire, Behavior, and Identity. Journal of Sex Research, 60(2), 221-230.


Daniel Copulsky (2016). Asexual Polyamory: Potential Challenges and Benefits. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 2(1), 11-15.