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Douglas Kenrick

Douglas Kenrick

President's Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

DOUGLAS.KENRICK@asu.edu

480-965-7249

Department of Psychology
Arizona State University
PO Box 871104
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • President's Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Douglas T. Kenrick is author of over 170 scientific articles, books, and book chapters, the majority applying evolutionary ideas to human behavior and thought processes. At a theoretical level, his work integrates three great syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and dynamical systems theory. Much of that work has been funded by NIMH and NSF and has been reported in journals, including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Psychological Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Evolution and Human Behavior. Kenrick has edited several books on evolutionary psychology, contributed chapters to the Handbook of Social Psychology and the Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, and been an author of two multi-edition textbooks (Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction, with Steve Neuberg and Bob Cialdini, is now going into its 5th edition). His forthcoming Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Personal Chronicle of 3 Scientific Revolutions will be published by Basic Books early in 2011.

Education

  • PhD, Arizona State University, 1976

Expertise

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Posters

2013

Neel, R., N. R. Murtha, S. E. Ledlow, S. L. Neuberg and D. T. Kenrick. 2013. When scientists disagree: How we frame uncertainty influences public trust of science. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Neel, R., N. R. Murtha, S. E. Ledlow, S. L. Neuberg and D. T. Kenrick. 2013. When scientists disagree: How we frame uncertainty influences public trust of science. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

Presentations

2014

Shutters, S. T. and D. T. Kenrick. 2014. Evolutionary psychology meets behavioral economics. Presentation at the Consortium for Biosocial Complexity, February 27, 2014, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Neel, R., S. E. Ledlow, S. L. Neuberg, D. T. Kenrick and E. Sadalla. 2012. Speaking with one voice about uncertain futures: How we frame scientific disagreement affects public trust in climate change science. Presented November 12, 2012 at the 2012 Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change Conference, November 11- 14, 2012, Sacramento, CA.