The Evolution and Social Interaction Cluster aims to use social, behavioural and evolutionary theory to approach human perception and behaviour, and to understand perception and behaviour within social settings. It unites researchers from two distinct research groups, the Perception, Evolution, and Behaviour group and the Social Research group, along with the Psychology and Communication Technology PaCT Lab specialist laboratory. This page brings together a collection of posts from staff, and students, working in the research cluster.
Read the latest posts about research from the evolution and social interaction group
This week is Hate Crime Awareness Week. To mark the week, Dr Jenny Paterson and Prof Mark Walters tell us about the impact of hate crime and how their work has informed policy and practice linked to hate crime prevention
Dr Santosh Vijaykumar is a senior lecturer in the psychology department. In this blog he talks about the risks of misinformation online and possible solutions.
In this article, Professor Pam Briggs discusses privacy concerns linked to biometric identification
In this post, Dr Tamsin Saxton talks about her own research looking at why people often pick partners who look similar to their parents
Authors: Dr Liz Sillence and Dr Lauren Bussey More and more people are going online to search for information about their health. Though it can be a minefield, where unverified sources abound, searching the internet can help people to understand different health problems, and give them access to emotional and social support. For many in … Continue reading How to talk to your doctor about information you find online
In this post, Dr Daniel Jolley talks about his work developing a conspiracy beliefs questionnaire for young people
In this post, Dr Tamsin Saxton talks about her research looking at the role of facial hair in attractiveness from the perspective of evolutionary psychology
In this blog, Dr Genavee Brown talks about her research in to mobile phone use, and the impact it can have on the quality of face to face interactions with friends
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