The purpose of this website is to provide information and disseminate knowledge about my research, teaching, and consultancy in leadership, organizational behavior, team dynamics and conflict management.
My particular expertise lies in applying insights from evolutionary psychology to understand all aspects of human social and organizational behavior. I am interested in how evolutionary thinking can be helpful in understanding leadership, status, power, conflict and cooperation in teams and organizations.
I am the Director of the Amsterdam Leadership Lab at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) where we use a range of methodologies from psychology, neuroscience, biology, anthropology, and economics to test predictions about human social behavior and its evolutionary origins.
Amsterdam Leadership Lab. The Amsterdam Leadership Lab is established as a tool for transdisciplinary research, experimentation, training and tool development for Leaders, Teams, and Boardrooms within the Public and Private sector about matters of leadership, governance and team functioning.
I have also a keen interest in societal applications of science to domains such as business, leadership and management, environmental sustainability, politics, peace and warfare, sex differences, economics and finance, health and poverty, charity and philanthropy.
I am an active science communicator. If you are interested in more please read my blogposts in Psychology Today and my science columns in Trouw (in Dutch).
Mark Van Vugt, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, Work & Organizational Psychology*
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*Amsterdam Leadership Lab, Organizational Psychology Section, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
MF Building Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
*Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK
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