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Dr Michael Price

Dr Michael Price
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Summary

I conduct research in evolutonary psychology, a synthesis of cogntive psychology and evolutionary biology. Evolutionary psychology approaches the mind/brain as a bundle of information-processing mechanisms, functionally specialised to solve adaptive problems encountered by our evolutionary ancestors. My main topic of interest is currently the biological and biocultural evolution of religio-spirituality.

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • BA (Psychology, Duke University)

Newest selected publications

Georgiev, G., Smart, J., Martinez, CLF. and Price, M. (2019) 'Evolution, Development and Complexity Multiscale Evolutionary Models of Complex Adaptive Systems'. Springer. ISSN 10: 3030000745 ISSN 13: 9783030000745

Book

Price, M. (2019) 'Cosmological Natural Selection and the Function of Life', in Georgiev, G., Martinez, C., Price, M. and Smart, J. (eds.) Evolution, Development and Complexity: Multiscale Evolutionary Models of Complex Adaptive Systems. Springer. pp. 3 - 22.

Book chapter

Price, M. and Campbell, J. (2019) 'Universal Darwinism and the Origins of Order', in Georgiev, G., Martinez, C., Price, M. and Smart, J. (eds.) Evolution, Development and Complexity: Multiscale Evolutionary Models of Complex Adaptive Systems. Springer. pp. 261 - 290.

Book chapter

Price, M. and Launay, J. (2018) 'Increased Wellbeing from Social Interaction in a Secular Congregation'. Secularism and Nonreligion.Open Access Link

Journal article

Price, M. (2017) 'Entropy and selection: Life as an adaptation for universe replication'. Complexity, 2017. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 1076-2787 Open Access Link

Journal article
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