Dr. Adar Eisenbruch
I study the evolved psychology of cooperation, and how cooperation has shaped the evolution of human social psychology more broadly. My work aims to discover how people choose their cooperative partners, and how we divide the costs and benefits that arise in cooperative relationships. This work has implications for several areas of social psychology, such as social perception and moral psychology. In the EPL, I apply concepts from cooperative partner choice and bargaining to studying the psychological mechanisms underlying punishment decisions. In my graduate work, I also investigated the role of hormones in human mating behavior. I recieved my PhD in Evolutionary Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017. My post-doctoral work in the EPL is supported by the Harvard Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative.