My research focuses on the nature of evolved cognitive adaptations for social life. This includes processes such as those involved with cooperative decision making, punishment, morality, close relationships, and mate choice. I use methods drawn from experimental economics and cognitive psychology to address these questions.
PSYC 272 Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC 374 Research Experience in Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC 474 Cooperation in Groups
PSYC 600 Proseminar in Evolution, Culture & Behavior
Psychology Graduate Group
Justus Myers [Psychology Graduate Student]
DeScioli, P., & Kurzban, R. (in press). A solution to the mysteries of morality. Psychological Bulletin.
Kurzban, R. (2011). Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: Evolution and the modular mind. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Kurzban, R., Dukes, A., & Weeden, J. (2010) Sex, drugs, and moral goals: Reproductive strategies and views about recreational drugs. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B
DeScioli, P., & Kurzban, R. (2009). Mysteries of morality. Cognition, 112, 281-299.
Kurzban, R., & Aktipis, C. A. (2007). Modularity and the social mind: Are psychologists too self-ish? Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11(2), 131-149.
Kurzban, R., & Weeden, J. (2007). Do advertised preferences predict the behavior of speed daters? Personal Relationships, 14, 623-632.
Barrett, H. C., & Kurzban, R. (2006). Modularity in cognition: Framing the debate. Psychological Review, 113(3), 628-647.