Work done in the Kurzban lab investigates evolved computational mechanisms designed to navigate the social world. Here, social network structure is used to test ideas about the function of human friendship mechanisms.
Psychology is the science of mind, brain, and behavior. The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest continuously functioning psychology department in North America and has a rich history. Consistently ranked among the top Psychology Departments in the world, its graduate program has produced a disproportionate number of today's leading psychological scientists (see list). Today, the department's faculty apply rigorous methods to answer questions in a wide range of overlapping research areas.