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

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Implications, issues and insights for future research and action

Kniffin, K. M., Narayanan, J, Anseel, Antonakis, J, Ashford, S. P...................Van Vugt, M...

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from genes to minds to cultures: evolutionary approaches to leadership

Van Vugt, M., & von Rueden, C. R. (2020). From genes to minds to cultures: Evolutionary appro...

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It’s not just what is said but when it's said: A tenporal account of verbal behaviors and emergent leadership in self-managing teams

Gerpott, F. H., Lehmann-Willenbrock, N., Voelpel, S. C., & van Vugt, M. (2019). It’s Not Just...
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Latest book

Lucyladygaga

Lucy, Darwin & Lady Gaga: Hoe de evolutie onze kijk op de wereld verdiept

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In the news

book review "Lucy, Darwin & Lady Gaga"

The newspaper "Het belang van Limburg" had a nice reviewof my  new book "Lucy, Darwin & ...

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top 100 of authoritative psychologists in the world today

Surprised and pleased to be featuring in the top 100 most influential psychologists in the world...

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YouTube remote work and evolutionary psychology

Youtube talk Mark van Vugt YouTube, Amsterdam, 2020: Evolutionary psychology of remote wor...

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Featured presentation

Fostering sustainable environmental change: insights from our evolved psychological biases

Fostering sustainable environmental change: insights from our evolved psychological biases. Prese...

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