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Postdoctoral Researchers & Administrative Personnel
 

Sangin Kim, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Anthropology completed in 2015 with John Tooby & Leda Cosmides) is interested in understanding the phenomenon of human morality in connection with topics of emotion, cooperation, conflict, punishment, culture, norm and life history. He applies models and principles from diverse disciplines including anthropology, biology, psychology, and economics, etc. (email for more information).

Joel Thurston, Ph.D. (Assistant Director; Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2012 with David Hamilton) is the primary administrator for the lab and studies the interface between group perception and group dynamics, specifically as they relate to cohesion and performance (email).

   Current Graduate Students

Sakura Arai (co-advisor James Roney, Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Michael Barlev (Psychological & Brain Sciences) is interested in (1) cooperation, particularly the computational properties of welfare trade-off mechanisms, (2) culture, particularly how individual minds transform transmitted culture, (3) the computational properties of the meta-representational mechanism, and (4) the link between anomalous experiences and religious beliefs (email for more information).

Tadeg Quillien (Psychological & Brain Sciences) is interested in the evolved psychological mechanisms underlying our sense of fairness, and how they shape our thinking about economic transactions (email for more information).

Jason Wilkes (Psychological & Brain Sciences) is interested in the evolutionary psychology of deductive and inductive reasoning, as well as the computations underlying various forms of inference and decision under uncertainty. His recent work has taken a mathematical adaptationist approach to understanding the representation of scalar magnitude and the computational nature of conditioning phenomena (email for more information).

  

Current Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researchers
Affiliated with the CEP

 

Aldo Cimino, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Anthropology completed in 2013 with Steven Gaulin) studies newcomers and hazing (click here for more information)

Adar Eisenbruch (advisor James Roney, Psychology) studies cognitive adaptations for choosing cooperative partners and dividing the spoils of cooperation, as well as the role of hormones in social behavior (click here or email for more information)

Rachel Grillot (advisor James Roney, Psychology)

Eva Padilla (advisor Aaron Blackwell, Anthropology)

Randy Corpuz (advisor Daphne Bugental, Psychology)

Erin Horowitz (advisor Tamsin German, Psychology)

Melanie Martin (advisor Michael Gurven, Anthropology)

Lisa McAllister (advisor Michael Gurven, Anthropology)

Anne Pisor (advisor Michael Gurven, Anthropology; click here for more information)

Katherine Sobraske (advisor Steven Gaulin, Anthropology)

    

 
Past Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researchers

Advised by Leda Cosmides & John Tooby
 

Daniel Sznycer, Ph.D. (PhD Interdisciplinary program in Evolutionary Psychology completed in 2010 with John Tooby & Leda Cosmides) studies the psychology of cooperation, social emotions as recalibrational systems, and political attitudes. Dr. Sznycer is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Arizona State University (email or click here for more information).

Julian Lim, Ph.D. (completed in 2012 with Leda Cosmides & John Tooby, Anthropology; CEP post-doc 2012-2015) is interested in the psychology of gratitude, friendship formation and representations of the intentions of other agents (email).

Theresa E. Robertson, Ph.D. (completed in 2011 with Stanley Klein, Psychology; CEP post-doc 2011-2014) is an Assistant Professorship at the College of Business at Stony Brook University in New York. She studies the psychology of rejection and social exclusion, as well as how people cooperate (click here for more information).

Andrew W. Delton, Ph.D. (completed 2010, Psychology; CEP post-doc 2010-2014) is an Assistant Professorship at the Center for Behavioral Political Economy at Stony Brook University in New York. He studies the evolutionary psychology of human cooperation using experimental work and simulation studies (click here for more information).

Max Krasnow, Ph.D. (completed 2010, Psychology; CEP post-doc 2010-2012) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He studies foraging adaptations in spatial cognition, adaptations for acquiring knowledge about and using tools, modeling the cognitive mechanisms that enable cooperation and their evolution, and exploring a ‘concepts-as-mechanisms’ approach to understanding concepts. (email or click here for more information)

Danielle Truxaw, Ph.D. (completed in 2010 with Tamsin German, Psychology; CEP post-doc 2010-2012) is a Lecturer at Harvard University. She is interested in the mechanisms of tool use and foraging-related spatial skills (email).

Brandy Burkett, Ph.D. (completed 2009, Psychology) is interested in social cognition, and her research investigates the domain specificity of attribution processes (email for more information).

David Pietraszewski, Ph.D. (completed 2009, Psychology) is a postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany. He studies the cognitive mechanisms underlying social group categorization (email or click here for more information).

Elsa Ermer, Ph.D. (completed 2007, post-doc 2007-2008, Psychology) is interested in social exchange and cooperation for mutual benefits.

Josh New, Ph.D. (completed 2006, Psychology) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College (email or click here for more information).

Jade Price (graduate student, Anthropology; currently on leave) studies the role that emotions such as shame, guilt, embarrassment and pride play in cooperative relationships and is currently a quantitative market researcher specialising in branding and advertising for Conquest Research in London, England. (email for more information)

Nicole Hess, Ph.D. (completed 2006, Anthropology) is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University, Vancouver. She studies the evolution of female friendship/coalitions, gossip, reputation, and the evolution of cooperation. Nicole was formerly a Predoctoral Fellow, jointly funded by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt University, both in Berlin, Germany (email or click here for more information).

Aaron Sell, Ph.D. (completed 2005, post-doc 2006-2010, Psychology) is a Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, Mt. Gravatt, in Brisbane, Australia. He is attempting to map the computational architecture of human anger including its causes, computations and behavioral consequences as well as individual differences (email or click here for more information).

Debra Lieberman, Ph.D. (completed 2003, Psychology) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and studies the cognitive mechanisms mediating kin recognition and inbreeding avoidance (email or click here for more information).

Michael Price, Ph.D. (completed 2003, Anthropology) is aLecturer in Psychology at Brunel University, West London. He studies psychological adaptations for group cooperation (email or click here for more information).

Brad Duchaine, Ph.D. (completed 2001, Psychology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. He studies face perception through a combination of neuropsychological, psychophysical, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (email or click here for more information).

Clark Barrett, Ph.D. (completed 1999, Anthropology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (email or click here for more information).

Ed Hagen, Ph.D. (completed 1999, Anthropology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University, Vancouver. He studies parental investment, Darwinian psychiatry, and the evolution of emotions. Ed was formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. (email or click here for more information)

Larry Fiddick, Ph.D. (completed 1998, Psychology) is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada (email or click here for more information).

Robert Kurzban, Ph.D. (completed 1998, Psychology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (email or click here for more information).

Gary Brase, Ph.D. (completed 1997, Psychology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kansas State University (email or click here for more information).

Larry Sugiyama, Ph.D. (completed 1996, Anthropology) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon (email or click here for more information).

 

Past Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researchers

Affiliated with the CEP

Adrian Jaeggi, Ph.D. (postdoc advisor Michael Gurven, Anthropology) is a professor in the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology area of the Emory University Anthropology Department.

Carolyn Hodges-Simeon, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Anthropology completed in 2013 with Steven Gaulin) is an Assistant Professor at Boston Univeristy.

Christopher Von Rueden, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Anthropology completed in 2011 with Michael Gurven) is Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond (click here for more information).

Aaron Blackwell, Ph.D. (postdoc advisor Michael Gurven, Anthropology, 2010-2012) is an Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara (email or click here for more information).

Adam Cohen, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2012 with Tamsin German) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario (email or click here for more information).

Zach Simmons, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2012 with James Roney) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Portland (email or click here for more information).

Anthony Lopez, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Political Science completed in 2012 at Brown University with Rose McDermott) is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Vancouver. His research focuses on the political implications of evolved coalitional psychology, and he serves as Associate Editor of the Politics Section at the web magazine Evolution: This View of Life.

Aaron Lukaszewski, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2010 with James Roney) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University (email or click here for more information).

Eyal Aharoni, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2009 with Alan Fridlund) is a research associate for the RAND Corp. in Santa Monica.

Jessica Hehman, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2009 with Daphne Bugental) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Redlands (click here for more information).

Jeffrey Niehaus, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2009 with Tamsin German) is a Lecturer at Christopher Newport University.

Eric Schniter, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Anthropology completed in 2009 with Michael Gurven) is a Research Associate with the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University (email or click here for more information).

Alex Schwartz, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2009 with Daphne Bugental) is an instructor at Santa Monica College.

Annie Wertz, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2009 with Tamsin German) is the Research Group Leader of the Naturalistic Social Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (email or click here for more information).

David Beaulieu, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2007 with Daphne Bugental).

Francis Steen, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in English completed in 2002 with Paul Hernadi & William Warner) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (email or click here for more information).

Mel Rutherford, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Psychology completed in 2000 with David Brainard) is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He studies social perceptual development, with a focus on animacy perception and face perception. (email or click here for more information).

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in English completed in 1997 with Eloise Hay, Steven Allaback & Stephen Miko) is a Research Associate at the University of Oregon Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences (email or click here for more information).

John Patton, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Anthropology completed in 1996 with Napoleon Chagnon) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton (email or click here for more information).

  

 
 

Last Updated 8/ 2012