Faculty

D. Vaughn Becker

Faculty

Keywords

  • evolutionary cognitive science; facial expression of emotion; threat vigilance; fundamental motivational and emotional systems; evolutionary aesthetics

Publications

  • Becker, D.V. and Neuberg, S. L. (2019). Archetypes Reconsidered as Emergent Outcomes of Cognitive Complexity and Evolved Motivational Systems, Psychological Inquiry, 30:2, 59-75, DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2019.1614795

  • Becker, D.V. (2017). Facial gender interferes with decisions about facial expressions of anger and happiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 146 (4), 457-461.

  • Neuberg, S. L., Becker, D. V., & Kenrick, D. T. (2014).  Evolutionary social cognition.  In D. Carlston (Ed.), Handbook of social cognition.  Oxford University Press.

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    Randolph Nesse

    Faculty at ASU and University of Michigan

    Keywords

    • evolutionary medicine; evolutionary psychiatry; smoke detector principle

    Publications

    • Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

    • Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

    Local Affiliations

    • ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine

    • International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health

    • HBES

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      Steven Neuberg

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      Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

      Michael Barlev

      Post Doctoral Researcher

      Keywords

      • evolutionary cognitive science; cognition and culture; religious experiences

      Publications

      • Barlev, M. & Shtulman, A. Minds, bodies, spirits, and gods: Does widespread belief in disembodied beings imply that we are inherent dualists? https://psyarxiv.com/e9cw4/

      • Barlev, M., Mermelstein, S., & German, C. T. (2018). Representational co-existence in
        the God concept: Core knowledge intuitions of God as a person are not revised by Christian theology despite lifelong experience. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(6), 2330-2338. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1421-6

      • Mermelstein, S., Barlev, M., & German, T. C. She told me about a singing cactus: Counterintuitive concepts are more accurately attributed to their speakers than ordinary concepts. https://psyarxiv.com/6cp8e

      Local Affiliations

      • Psychology Department

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        Diego Guevara Beltran

        PhD Student

        Keywords

        • cooperation; interdependence; empathy; food sharing

        Publications

        • Cronk, L., Guevara Beltrán, D., Mercado D. R., & Aktipis A. “A solidarity-type world.” Need-based helping among ranchers in the Southwestern United States. Under revision.

        Local Affiliations

        • Cooperation and Conflict Lab

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          Jordan W. Moon

          PhD Student

          Keywords

          • morality; religion; mating strategies; social psychology

          Publications

          • Moon, J. W., Krems, J. A., & Cohen, A. B. (2020). Opposition to short-term mating predicts anti-atheist prejudice. Personality and Individual Differences, 165, Article 110136.

          • Moon, J. W., Krems, J. A., Cohen, A. B., & Kenrick, D. T. (2019). Is nothing sacred? Religion, sex, and reproductive strategies. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28(4), 361–365.

          • Moon, J. W., Krems, J. A., & Cohen, A. B. (2018). Religious people are trusted because they are viewed as slow life-history strategists. Psychological Science, 29(6), 947–960.

          Local Affiliations

          • Department of Psychology

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            Adi Wiezel

            PhD Student

            Keywords

            • leadership; political psychology; emotions/affect; motivation

            Publications

            • Pub 1

            • Pub 2

            • Pub 3

            Local Affiliations

            • Department of Psychology (Social)

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