Daniel Brian Krupp

Daniel Brian Krupp
Position: Fellow
Research Topics:
Expertise: Family Dynamics, Homicide and Interpersonal Violence, Psychology of Conflict

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.

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Ecology and Evolution

Causality and the Levels of Selection

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp on March 30, 2016

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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Research Duetting as a Collective Behavior

Duetting as a Collective Behavior

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp on February 5, 2016

Mated birds of many species vocalize together, producing duets. Duetting behavior occurs at two levels of organization: the individual level and the pair level.

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Social evolution

Social evolution in the shadow of asymmetrical relatedness

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp, Peter D. Taylor on April 29, 2015

The persistence of altruism and spite remains an enduring problem of social evolution.

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Competition and Cooperation in Classroom

Cooperation and Competition in Large Classrooms

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp, Joseph Kim, Peter Taylor, Pat Barclay on October 23, 2014

Instructors of large classes often face challenges with student motivation. The classroom incentive structure – grades, extra credit, and instructor and peer acknowledgement – may shape student motivations to engage in their studies.

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Evolutionary Biology

How to distinguish altruism from spite (and why we should bother)

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp on October 8, 2013

Social behavior is often described as altruistic, spiteful, selfish, or mutually beneficial. These terms are appealing, but it has not always been clear how they are defined and what purpose they serve.

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