Douglas Kenrick

Douglas Kenrick

Douglas T. Kenrick is author of over 190 scientific articles, books, and book chapters, the majority applying evolutionary ideas to human behavior and thought processes. At a theoretical level his work integrates three great syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and dynamical systems theory. Much of that work has been funded by NIMH and NSF and has been reported in journals including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Psychological Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Evolution and Human Behavior.

Kenrick has edited several books on evolutionary psychology, contributed chapters to the Handbook of Social Psychology and the Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, and been an author of two multi-edition textbooks (Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction, with Steve Neuberg and Bob Cialdini, is now in its 5th edition).  

His book Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A psychologist investigates how evolution, cognition, and complexity are revolutionizing our view of human nature was recently released in paperback. In August of 2013, his latest book will be released: The Rational Animal: How evolution made us smarter than we think.

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