Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE)
Evolution and culture are the two most fundamental and powerful influences on human behaviour, and their effects are what are studied at the Centre for Culture and Evolution.
Research at the Centre focuses on revealing how evolved human nature both generates and consumes the amazingly diverse array of cultural beliefs and behaviours observed around the world. The Centre utilises theoretical perspectives and research methods from a range of disciplines, including cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary anthropology, human behavioural ecology, human ethology, cultural evolution, and cultural multilevel selection. It strives to integrate proximate and ultimate explanations of human psychological variation, across levels of analysis from individual biological predispositions and personal attitudes, through dyadic processes and coalitional dynamics, and on to broader issues of demography, ecology, and sociohistorical context.
Most research at the Centre fits into at least one of six main research themes:
- Gender, Sexuality, and Relationships
- Religion, Morality and Health Beliefs
- Conflict, Cooperation and Social Inequality
- Learning and Child Development
- Digital Living and Online Cultures
- Cultural Identities and Immigration.
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Brunel University, Uxbridge and London