A native of Washington, DC, Dr. Raymond Petty serves as an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Maryland University College, Bowie State University, and the College of Southern Maryland. He earned his doctorate degree in educational and social psychology from Capella University. His expertise in these specialized areas of psychology, along with his master of arts degree training in counseling psychology from Bowie State University, has played a major role in the development of his extensive research on why women are attracted to bad boys. Dr. Petty is an accomplished musician and enjoys playing the piano, teaching, writing, singing, and traveling.