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Dorsa Amir

I am an evolutionary anthropologist interested in the physiology and psychology of contemporary humans, with a focus on small-scale societies. Most of my research investigates the degree to which ecology & culture can penetrate cognition, ranging from low-level perceptual processes to higher-level decision-making processes. Some projects I’m currently working on investigate cross-cultural variation in the development of risk & time preferences & early life socioeconomic effects on behavior.

How Does Your Childhood Environment Shape Your Preferences As An Adult?

Imagine I stop you on the street and give you the following choice: I can either grab $7 out of my wallet and hand it to you now, no questions asked, or I can flip a coin to see if […]