Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd is an evolutionary anthropologist whose research is focused on the evolutionary psychology of the mechanisms that give rise to, and shape human culture, and how these mechanisms interact with population dynamic processes to shape human cultural variation. Prior to his current position as Professor of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, Boyd taught at Duke University, Emory University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is considered a forerunner in the field of cultural evolution and uses a combination of mathematical modelling, laboratory experiments, and ethnographic fieldwork in his research.

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January 19, 2023 in Psychology

The Many Faces of Cognitive Immunology

Viewing minds through the lens of cognitive immunology can reveal antidotes to misinformation, disinformation, and information chaos.
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January 15, 2023 in History, Webinar

Facing the Dark History of Evolutionary Science: The Role of the Individual in Learning How to Evolve on Purpose

In this talk, I will explain the key but largely unknown scientific error made by Francis Galton and how profoundly it has distorted our world to the present day.
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January 12, 2023 in Psychology

Evolving My View on Mental Immunity

After initially accepting the metaphor of mental immunity as a useful gift from a cherished friend, my more deeply ingrained worldview now appears to be casting doubts upon it.
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