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.
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 you win $5 or $10. Which one seems like a better option to you? Now,