Robert Kurzban


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in Poughkeepsie, New York, The United States
September 29, 1969

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Robert Kurzban is a professor of psychology, director of undergraduate studies for the department of psychology, and the director of the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
His research focuses on the nature of evolved cognitive adaptations for social life. These include processes involved with cooperative decision making, punishment, morality, close relationships, and mate choice. He uses methods drawn from experimental economics and cognitive psychology to study these processes.
Robert is the editor-in-chief of the journal Evolution & Human Behavior, and President Elect of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

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“The notion that we systematically adopt false beliefs to “protect the self” is illogical when you consider that whatever the mind is designed to do, it must be to get things done, not to make us happy.”
Robert Kurzban, Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind

“Generally I try to avoid discussing consciousness, since it's, like, hard.”
Robert Kurzban

“This might be one reason that politicians appear to be such hypocrites. My guess is that—and maybe I'm just naïve—politicians, despite appearances, aren't actually all that much more hypocritical than the rest of us. It's just that the rest of us skate by without anyone noticing.”
Robert Kurzban, Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind



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