Welcome to the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory at the University of Miami!

Welcome to the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory, directed by Professor Michael McCullough. Housed within the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, the EHB Lab's approach to psychology integrates the principles of evolutionary biology to explain human behavior; that is, we look to our evolutionary past to shed light on how and why we behave the way we do in the present.

New and Noteworthy

  • Billingsley J., Gomes C.M. & McCullough M.E. (2018). Implicit and explicit influences of religious cognition on Dictator Game transfers. Royal Society Open Science 5: 170238. PDF
  • McAuliffe, W.H.B. & McCullough, M.E. (2017). Validation is a Galilean enterprise. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(3), 279-280. PDF

  • McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Philippe, J., & McCullough, M.E. (2017). Digital altruists: Resolving key questions about the empathy-altruism hypothesis in an internet sample. Emotion. PDF

  • Forster, D.E., Pedersen, E.J., Smith, A., McCullough, M.E., & Lieberman, D. (2017). Benefit valuation predicts gratitude. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(1), 18-26. PDF
  • Smith, A., Pedersen, E.J., Forster, D.E., McCullough, M.E., & Lieberman, D. (2017). Cooperation: The roles of interpersonal value and gratitude. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(6), 695-703. PDF
  • Carter, E. C., & McCullough, M. E. (in press). A simple, principled approach to combining evidence from meta-analysis and high-quality replications. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. PDF
  • Pedersen, E. J., McAuliffe, & McCullough, M. E. (in press). The unresponsive avenger: More evidence that disinterested third parties do not punish altruistically.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. PDF

University of Miami, Department of Psychology

P.O. Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0751