they say about us...
John Tooby, author profile in Nature 2007
"Making the paper" Click
here for more...
Cosmides wins 2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Award
Release ... Pioneer
Awardees ... NIH
Announcement... Science article
Cosmides with NIH Director Elias Zerhouni
Center for Evolutionary Psychology named "Red Hot
Center of Genius" by Esquire Magazine The Center for Evolutionary
Psychology was identified as one of 26 “Centers of Genius” in the
U.S. in the November 1999 issue of Esquire magazine. Other centers included
Cal Tech, Johns Hopkins and Carnegie Mellon (as research institutions), MIT’s
Media Lab, Xerox PARC, the Santa Fe Institute, the Whitehead Institute, IBM’s
Watson labs, the National Center for Superconducting at Illinois, Gehry Associates,
and Ideo. Esquire article /
Esquire text only
A sampling of articles throughout the years...
Economist 2013 'Political strength:
A man’s muscle power influences his beliefs' in "Body and mind"'
LA Times 2013 'Do Obama's small biceps explain his liberal politics?'
New York Times 2000 'Evolutionary psychology: The
landscape', in "Born or made?" by Erica Goode
Time 1999 "Where anthropology meets
psychology" in issue on the 100 Greatest Thinkers of the 20th Century
U.S. News & World Report 1993 "How the
modern mind evolved: Stone age priorities" by William Allman
Newsweek 1989 "How the mind was designed"
by Geoffrey Cowley
On generosity and the evolution of cooperation:
- UCSB Press Release 2011 - UCSB Scholars Study the Evolution of Human Generosity
- Science Codex 2011 - UCSB scholars study the evolution of human generosity
- Science Daily 2011 - Evolution of Human Generosity
- The Economist 2011 - Welcome, stranger: The human impulse to be kind to unknown individuals is not the biological aberration it might seem
- Reason.com 2011 - Why Are People "Irrationally" Generous to Strangers?
- Psych Central 2011 - Cooperation Trumps Payback in Evolution of Generosity
- The Daily Mail 2011 - Kindness is in our genes
- The American 2011 - The Origins of Envy
- CNN 7/27/11 - Tipping your waiter may be in your genes
- Fast Company 7/27/11 - Is Generosity An Evolutionary Trait?
- The Boston Globe 2011 - Why we’re so darn nice
- KCSB 8/30/11 - Radio Causeway: Are Humans Too Generous?
On adaptations for gathering in spatial cognition:
- New Scientist 9/1/07 - Modern women are excellent gatherers
- The Daily Telegraph 2007 - Why women are better at shopping than men
- The Economist - 8/27/07 - Sex, shopping and thinking pink: The brains of men and women are, indeed, different
- Science 2007 - Born to Shop
On coalitional psychology (the
psychology of "us versus them" and race:
- The Economist 2001 "Them" by Geoffrey
- United Press International
2001 "Categorization by race not inevitable" by Damaris Christensen
Francisco Chronicle 2001 "Racial profiling not 'wired' into brain"
by Carl T. Hall
- Reuters 2001 "Racism
may be erasable: Study" by Merritt McKinney
- Africa News 2002
"South Africa must transcend its divided history" (Mail & Guardian)
- New York Times
2008 "Our racist, sexist selves" by Nicholas D. Kristof
- Boston Globe 2008
"Black man versus white woman" by Drake Bennett
- Dr. David Pietraszewski's research on how cooperation decreases categorization by race...
- Dr. David Pietraszewski's research on the cognition of politics...
On reasoning about social exchange
(and cheater detection) -- the cognitive foundations of economics:
- Los Angeles Times 2002 "An innate ability
to smell scams" by Emily Singer (on cheater detection and reasoning about
- Nature 2002
"Brains sniff out scam artists" by Kendall Powell
- New Scientist 2002 "Brain's
'cheat detector' is revealed"
- Reuters 2002 "People
programmed to sniff out cheaters: Study" by Alison McCook
- Cox News Service
2002 "Amazon indians match Harvard students in finding cheaters"
by Jeff Nesmith
Straits Times 2002 "Ability to spot cheats innate"
- The Economist 1992 A critique
of pure reason
On kin detection, altruism, and incest:
On visual attention to animals:
On formidabilty and anger
- The Times of London - Sept 6, 2014 (requires subscription)
- Tech Times - Sept 1, 2014
- The Times of India - Aug 30, 2014
- The Daily Mail - Aug 29, 2014
- Huffington Post - Aug 28, 2014
- Wall Street Journal -
Oct 20, 2012
- Science Daily -
April 19, 2012
- Radio Australia - April 19, 2012
- Medical News Today -
April 12, 2012
- The Telegraph
April 11, 2012
- Radio New Zealand National (Audio here, approximately 8 minutes) - July 17, 2010
- Radio Causeway with Pav and Tim (Audio here, approximately 30 minutes) - July 13, 2010
- CNN Health -
June 21, 2010
- Scientific American (Audio here, 1 minute) - June 16, 2010
- New Scientist, issue 2765 -
July 16, 2010
- Colombian National Radio (Audio here, Spanish and English, 9 minutes) -
January 21, 2010
- Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald (near minute 14) -
Sept 3rd, 2009
- Brain and Evolution, "The Adaptive Value of Exaggerated Strength: The Case of Violent Human Yells" -
July 26, 2007
- e! Science News, "UCSB study finds physical strength, fighting ability revealed in human faces" - October 22, 2008
- FoxNews, First at Ten
- Express India, "Boxing opponent's face tells about his fighting ability" - Oct 23, 2008
- Science Daily, "Physical Strength, Fighting Ability Revealed In Human Faces" -
Oct. 25, 2008
- Real Fighter Magazine #25
- Slate Magazine, "Facial Profiling: Can you tell if a man is dangerous by the shape of his mug?" - Oct 14, 2009
- RE: Sunday Times article on hair color and aggression; The Sunday Times of London published a piece claiming that we found a link between blonde hair in women and anger, entitlement and "warlike" behavior. No such research was done and the claims are almost certainly false! Click here for our detailed response to the Sunday Times of London. -
January 17, 2010
On shame as an evolved defense against being devalued by others
Are modern political views shaped by ancestral selection pressures?