Université de Strasbourg

Mark van Vugt

Mark van VugtMark van Vugt is professor of evolutionary psychology and work and organisational psychology at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is also an associate researcher at the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands) and taught at the UK universities of Southampton and Kent. He has over 100 publications and book chapters to his credit. He is an expert in the fields of evolutionary psychology, group dynamics, leadership and governance, status and power, altruism and intergroup relations, as well as in the applications of evolutionary psychology to issues societal such as leadership, trade and management, economics, sustainable development, health, politics, war and peace.

Professor van Vugt is the author of numerous articles and several books on the subject of cooperation. Recently, he co-authored Social Dilemmas (Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014). He also maintains a blog on the Psychology Today: Naturally Selected - Understanding the human animal in the workplace.

During his stay, Professor van Vugt will be hosted by USIAS Fellow Odile Petit.


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