The Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London is looking for new faculty! Applicants with interests in cultural evolution (broadly defined) are welcome for lecturer or senior lecturer positions. Applicants with a specialty in cultural evolution, including those who focus on ‘microevolutionary’ change within populations (i.e., teaching, imitation and forms of biased social transmission) […]
About Nicole Barbaro
I received my BA in Psychology (Cum Laude & Departmental Honors) from Oakland University in 2013. I then served as a Lab Manager in the psychology department at the University of Pittsburgh from 2014-2015. I returned to Oakland University in 2015 where I completed my MS in psychology in 2017 under a Graduate Fellowship funded by the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Currently, I am a PhD student in evolutionary psychology at Oakland University, studying under the advisement of Todd K. Shackelford. I serve as the Student Representative of the Executive Council for the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. I also serve on the Editorial Board as a Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, as well as a Section Editor for the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (Editors in Chief, Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford).
My research program centers on the development of human sexuality, with a primary focus on life history theory and attachment theory. I apply principles of evolutionary biology and behavioral genetics to understand the contributing factors to pubertal maturation and how attachment systems develop and change across the lifespan. I also investigate how romantic attachment bonds influence relationship behaviors in the context of committed pair-bonds. I employ various methodologies to address these research topics including self-report, longitudinal dyadic designs, experimental paradigms, mathematical simulations, and behavioral genetic modeling.
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We are delighted to announce an approximately $3 million funding programme for research on the evolution of science and religion as meaning-making systems, with funds and support provided by the Templeton Religion Trust and the Issachar Fund. This programme seeks to utilize the tools and insights of evolutionary and behavioral science to explore conflict and complementarity in the science-religion relationship, and […]
Dear researchers, colleagues, and students, Our team is conducting a meta-analysis on self-perceived mate value and socio-sexual orientation (SOI) in men. We are looking for any published or unpublished studies (e.g., manuscripts, doctoral dissertations, file drawer) or data on this topic. Specifically, we are looking for studies that include: Any measure of self-perceived mate value. These may […]