Dr. Maciej (Matthew, Maciek) Chudek

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Post Doctoral Scholar

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Arizona State University

I use the empirical toolkits of developmental and social psychology and math models of culture-gene coevolution to study how humans evolved, and why they behave in such peculiar ways.

On the ground that means that I develop formal mathematical models of the evolutionary processes that turned run-of-the-mill primates into culture-sharing, language-using beasts like us. I draw predictions from these models about the traces those ancient processes should have left on modern psychology, and then I observe the behaviour of children (usually 3 to 5 year olds) and adults (usually undergraduate students) to see whether those predictions bear out.

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Dr. Maciej Chudek

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Arizona State University

900 Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287

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