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

Digitally Connected, Evolutionarily Wired: An Evolutionary Mismatch Perspective on Digital Work

van Vugt, Mark, Stephen M. Colarelli, and Norman P. Li. "Digitally Connected, Evolutionarily Wire...

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Male-biased sex ratios increase the support for a strong leader: An evolutionary threat management perspective

Sheng, X., Andrews, W., & van Vugt, M. (2024). Male-biased sex ratios increase the support fo...

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Ecology, culture and leadership: Theoretical integration and review

Lonati, S., & Van Vugt, M. (2023). Ecology, culture and leadership: Theoretical integration a...

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Latest book

FC Sapiens

FC Sapiens: Wat voetbal ons vertelt over menselijk gedrag

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In the news

FC Sapiens: What football can tell us about human behaviour

FC Sapiens: What football can tell us about human behaviour was released in late 2022/early 2023...

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FC Sapiens -- in de media

Met het verschijnen van het boek FC Sapiens: Wat voetbal ons vertelt over menselijk gedrag (gesch...

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Building docks: A serious game for integrity

With LTP Business Psychologists, we as members of the VU Amsterdam Leadership Lab -- especially D...

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Featured presentation

The Dark Side of Leadership: Evolutionary roots and psychological consequences

The Dark Side of leadership. Lecture for the Leadership in Organisations-Masters course at the Vr...

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