Professor in Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology


Evolutionary Psychology

The Evolutionary Mismatch Hypothesis: Implications for Psychological Science

Li. N. P., Van Vugt, M., & Colarelli., S. M. (2017). The evolutionary mismatch hypothesis: Implications for psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/0963721417731378 Abstract Human psychological mechanisms are adaptations that evolved to process environmental inputs, turning them into behavioral outputs that, on average, increase survival...

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Evolutionary psychology: Theoretical foundations for the study of organizations

Van Vugt, M. (2017). Evolutionary psychology: Theoretical foundations for the study of organizations. Journal of Organization Design, 6(1), 9. Abstract This article provides an introduction to evolutionary psychology and its relevance to organizational design theory and practice. Evolutionary psychology assumes that human nature reflect adaptations to an ancestral environment that was intensely...

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A melding of minds (in press)

Brosnan, S. F., Newton-Fisher, N. E., & Van Vugt, M. (2009). A melding of minds: When primatology meets personality and social psychology. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 129-147. DOI: 10.1177/1088868309335127  

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