Robin I.M. Dunbar


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in Liverpool, The United Kingdom
June 28, 1947

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Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar, British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist. He is a specialist in primate behaviour. Currently Professor of Evolutionary Psychology and head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

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Grooming, Gossip, and the E...

4.12 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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How Many Friends Does One P...

3.53 avg rating — 399 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Human Evolution: A Pelican ...

3.98 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Human Story

3.77 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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The Science of Love and Bet...

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Evolutionary Psychology: A ...

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Human Evolution: Our Brains...

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The Trouble With Science

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The Evolution of Culture: A...

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From Small Beginnings: The ...

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“It's perhaps not so much how your amygdala is tuned that makes you politically extreme, but that your intrinsic nervousness makes you more responsive to things that might seem to threaten your particular social world. Education probably plays an important role in dampening that response by allowing the brain's frontal lobes (where much of the brain's conscious work goes on) to counteract the emotional responses with a more considered view, so explaining why education is invariably the friend of liberal politics.”
Robin I.M. Dunbar, How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks

“In primates at least, infanticide seems to have been the crucial factor driving the evolution of monogamous mating systems.”
Robin I.M. Dunbar, Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

“Çeşitli türdeki insanlara rahip yakası, beyaz laboratuvar önlüğü ya da iri mavi bir kask gibi özel nişanlar veririz. Böylece onlarla daha önce hiç karşılaşmamış bile olsak, karşılaştığımızda nasıl davranacağımızı biliriz. Bu bilgiler olmasa, ilişkilerimizin temelini oluşturmak günlerimizi alabilirdi.”
Robin I.M. Dunbar, How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks



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