We are currently accepting grad student applications

The work we conduct is broad ranging, both in terms of the questions asked and the methods we use. Anyone interested in the evolution of human cognition, behavior or culture is welcome to apply.

Students are encouraged to develop their own research programs, nonetheless here are some specific topics of ongoing research, in no particular order:

  • The cultural dynamics of stone tool industries

  • The role of information transfers in reciprocity and cooperation

  • The causes and consequences of prestige

  • Childhood psychological adaptations for cultural learning

  • The evolutionary function of language

  • Normative vs. informational motivations for copying

  • The importance of non-genetic inheritance

  • Bayesian models of cultural learning

  • Domain general versus domain specific intelligence

  • Cumulative cultural change

Applicants are encouraged to reach out via email in addition to completing the University application procedure.

Ecco Lab | Evolution, Culture, Cognition | Arizona State University