What they say about us...

John Tooby, author profile in Nature 2007 "Making the paper" Click here for more...

Leda Cosmides wins 2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Award

UCSB 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:

On adaptations for gathering in spatial cognition:

On coalitional psychology (the psychology of "us versus them" and race:

On reasoning about social exchange (and cheater detection) -- the cognitive foundations of economics:

On kin detection, altruism, and incest:

On visual attention to animals:

On formidabilty and anger

On shame as an evolved defense against being devalued by others

Are modern political views shaped by ancestral selection pressures?