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Ian Hohm

Graduate Student

My research draws on an evolutionary psychology approach to investigate how deep-seated motivations influence behaviour in the context of particular threats and opportunities. For example, in one current project, I am applying error management theory to examine evolved biases in person-perception, such as attributions about the internal (psychological) and external (physical) characteristics of people who pose specific threats. In another, I am exploring how people may have developed an adaptive followership psychology for selecting leaders whose qualities were historically best-suited to solve different group challenges. In a third line of work, I am examining how people adapt to seasonal changes that cyclically alter natural ecologies, physiological processes, and social interactions to generate annual patterns of human behaviour (e.g., seasonal changes in short-term vs. long-term mating).

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