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Dr Michelle Kline
Senior Lecturer in Psychology


Dr Kline studies human behavior and development through the lens of cultural evolutionary theory. Her research focuses primarily on social learning, in places and communities beyond Western societies. Dr Kline's current field site is in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. She is also starting projects working with parents and immigrants in the UK .

Newest selected publications

Lew-Levy, S., Bombjaková, D., Milks, A., Kiabiya Ntamboudila, F., Kline, MA. and Broesch, T. (2022) 'Costly teaching contributes to the acquisition of spear hunting skill among BaYaka forager adolescents'. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289 (1974). pp. 20220164. ISSN: 0962-8452 Open Access Link

Journal article

Broesch, T., Lew-Levy, S., Kärtner, J., Kanngiesser, P. and Kline, M. (2022) 'A roadmap to doing culturally grounded developmental science'. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 0 (ahead-of-print). pp. 1 - 23. ISSN: 1878-5158 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lew-Levy, S., Ringen, EJ., Crittenden, AN., Mabulla, IA., Broesch, T. and Kline, MA. (2021) 'The Life History of Learning Subsistence Skills among Hadza and BaYaka Foragers from Tanzania and the Republic of Congo'. Human Nature, 32 (1). pp. 16 - 47. ISSN: 1045-6767 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kline, MA. (2021) 'Sustainability in a multi-level cultural evolutionary framework'.90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA). Online. 4 - 28 April. WILEY. pp. 56 - 56. ISSN: 0002-9483 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Broesch, T., Carolan, PL., Cebioğlu, S., von Rueden, C., Boyette, A., Moya, C., et al. (2021) 'Opportunities for Interaction: Natural Observations of Children’s Social Behavior in Five Societies'. Human Nature, 32 (1). pp. 208 - 238. ISSN: 1045-6767

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