Professor in Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology

 

Mark van Vugt

  • Mission

    The purpose of this website is to provide information and disseminate knowledge about my research, teaching, and consultancy in organizational psychology, organizational neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology.

  • Expertise

    My particular expertise lies in the field of evolutionary and biological approaches to social and organizational behavior. I am interested in how evolutionary theory can be applied to understand group dynamics, organziational behavior, leadership, status, power, conflict and cooperation, and intergroup relations. In our lab at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) we are using a range of methodologies from experimental psychology, social neuroscience, and behavioral economics to test hypotheses about human group behavior and its evolutionary roots.
  • About me

    Mark van Vugt is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.He is also Research Associate at the Department for Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK. His expertise is in evolutionary perspectives on human social behavior and in applications of evolutionary psychology to fields such as leadership, business and management, economics, sustainability, health, politics, war and peace. professor mark van vugt Mark van Vugt is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is also Research Associate at the Department for Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK. His expertise is in evolutionary perspectives on human social behaviorand in applications of evolutionary psychology to fields such as leadership, business and management, economics, sustainability, health, politics, war and peace.

Featured Articles

Evolutionary psychology: A primer for the study of organizational behavior and psychology

Van Vugt, M. (2017). Evolutionary psychology: theoretical foundations for the study of organizati...

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Evolutionary Psychology’s Next Challenge: Solving Modern Problems Using a Mismatch Perspective

Li, N. P., Yong, J. C., & Van Vugt, M. (2020). Evolutionary psychology’s next challenge: Solv...

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Effects of economic uncertainty and socioeconomic status on reproductive timing: A life history approach

Tan, K., Li, N. P., Meltzer, A. L., Chin, J. L., Tan, L. K., Lim, A. J., ... & van Vugt, M. ( ...

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Latest book

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Featured presentation

Covid-19 in the workplace: The good, the bad and the ugly

Covid-19 in the Workplace; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.Presentation at Work & Organizatio...

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