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Robert Kurzban
Robert Kurzban is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in evolutionary psychology. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on September 29, 1969. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University in 1991. A lifelong love of Disney led him to take a job in 1992 at Euro Disney. He returned to academia in 1993 and completed his PhD in the Psychology Department at UCSB in 1998. He continued his training with postdoctoral work in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, and the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech. He also spent two years at the Economic Science Laboratory the University of Arizona with Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith. Kurzban’s research focuses on evolutionary approaches to understanding human social behavior. He founded the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Evolution and Human Behavior, the official journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
Robert Kurzban: On Why Everyone (Else) Is A Hypocrite
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Robert Kurzban is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Founder of the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology. His research focuses on evolutionary approaches to understanding human social behavior including processes such as those involved with cooperative decision making, punishment, morality, close relationships, and mate choice. Professor Kurzban received the inaugural Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in 2008. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Evolution and Human Behavior, the official journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. Professor Kurzban is author of Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind.