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Steve Stewart-Williams

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus
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Research interests

Evolutionary Psychology; Altruism; Human Mating Behaviour; Philosophical Implications of Evolutionary Theory; Atheism; Memetics

About

I’m an associate professor of psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. My research revolves around the idea that theories from evolutionary biology can shed light on human psychology. In particular, I’m interested in the evolutionary origins of human mating behaviour and altruistic behaviour. I also have a long-standing interest in the philosophical implications of evolutionary theory and evolutionary psychology. Before moving to Malaysia, I was a senior lecturer at Swansea University, and before that, I spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University in Canada, working in the lab of Martin Daly and Margo Wilson. I did my Ph.D. in psychology and philosophy at Massey University in New Zealand (which is where I'm from).

Co-authors (15)

  • Andrew Thomas
  • Adriano RSVP
  • Amira notes
  • Joseph Camilleri
  • Daniel Krupp

Publications (5)

  • The ape that kicked the hornet’s nest: Response to commentaries on “The Ape that Thought It Was a Peacock.”

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  • The Ape That Thought It Was a Peacock: Does Evolutionary Psychology Exaggerate Human Sex Differences

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  • Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew

    • Stewart-Williams S
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  • Human Beings as Evolved Nepotists

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  • Altruism among kin vs. nonkin: effects of cost of help and reciprocal exchange

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

October 2015 - Present

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Swansea University

March 2007 - September 2015(9 years)

Education history

PhD in Psychology and Philosophy

Massey University

Postdoctoral Fellowship

McMaster University