Peter Jonason

Social Processes
Adaptive individual differences

I originally intended to be a lawyer, but then I took a class with Ross Buck(opens in a new window). It was then I realized I wanted to pursue a career in research. After I completed my B.A. in Political Science and Communication Sciences and my M.A. in Communication Sciences at the University of Connecticut(opens in a new window), I got my Ph.D. in Psychology(opens in a new window) at New Mexico State University(opens in a new window). After graduation, I taught Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Introductory Psychology at the University of West Florida(opens in a new window) and the University of South Alabama(opens in a new window). Now I am at the Western Sydney University(opens in a new window) where I specialize in Evolutionary Psychology and Statistics and Research Methods". In 2014, I won the Ig Nobel award(opens in a new window) in psychology for my research into the "dark side" of human nature. In 2015, I served Visiting Scholar positions at Lomonosov Moscow State University(opens in a new window) and the University of Western Ontario(opens in a new window).

By training I am a social-personality psychologist who uses evolutionary theory to derive predictions and account for observable phenomena in personality, individual differences, mating strategies, and sexuality (see my GoogleScholar Profile(opens in a new window)). At heart, I am an inter-disciplinarian; I draw upon Psychology, Economics, Biology, Primatology, Anthropology, and Ethology to understand human nature. Concurrently, I collaborate far and wide; one colleague describes me as "promiscuous" in my collaborations (see my CV(opens in a new window)). Feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaboration (Email).

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