Yasawa Research Team 2017

Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia
2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


Welcome! I'm an evolutionary psychological anthropologist--I study the psychological bases of modern human behavior, especially derived forms of human sociality such as sharing, punishment, and cultural learning. I focus on human social emotions--their evolutionary origins, their functional structure, and their variation across individuals and populations--as these pattern human relationships and social network dynamicsI have a regional focus in the Pacific, where I conduct ongoing fieldwork among villagers in Yasawa, Fiji.

For an idea of what I do, you can explore the tabs above, or see my most recent publications: