Daniel Brian Krupp is a Fellow in Evolution of Governance at OEF. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. Daniel's background is in evolutionary biology and psychology. He earned a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior from McMaster University, has held postdoctoral fellowships in psychology and in mathematics, and was the recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. His work focuses on the evolution of cooperation and conflict, primarily (though not exclusively) in humans, and has been published in Evolution and Human Behavior, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, American Naturalist, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, among other well-regarded scientific outlets. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of Archives of Sexual Behavior and Evolution and Human Behavior. Daniel’s research touches on a number of problems of social behavior, including kinship and ethnicity, inequality and the structure of competition, social exchange, violence, and reproductive decision-making.
When is it sensible to say that group selection has shaped organismal design? This question has prompted many replies but few credible solutions. This article provides new work that exposes the causal relationships between phenotypes and fitness.
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