Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Warwick

I use an evolutionary-principled approach for studying behaviour. Most of my recent research has focused on understanding the evolution and ecology of the behavioural immune system and the effects of having to cope with infectious diseases. This research includes studies of individual and cross-cultural psychology on topics such as inter-personal attraction, processes of democratization, and the ecology of war. The focus on infectious disease problems has led to new explanations for cross-regional variation in many features of human social life such as cultural values, warring behaviour, and cognitive ability.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Warwick