My current research interests focus on two separate areas.
(1) Nature and evolutionary limitations of the human brain. What are the consequences of the fact that the human brain is a biological organ designed for and adapted to its environment of evolutionary adaptedness, not necessarily the current environment? What can and can't the human brain easily comprehend and deal with? How do the human brain's difficulties with evolutionarily novel entities and situations interact with general intelligence?
(2) Determinants of offspring sex ratios. What are the factors that subtly influence the likelihood that parents have a boy or a girl? Who is more likely to have boys or girls, and why? What are the causes and consequences of biased offspring sex ratios?
- Evolution and Genetics
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Political Psychology
- Social Cognition
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- Kanazawa, S. (2008). Temperature and evolutionary novelty as forces behind the evolution of general intelligence. Intelligence, 36, 99-108.
- Kanazawa, S. (2007). Beautiful parents have more daughters: A further implication of the generalized Trivers-Willard hypothesis (gTWH). Journal of Theoretical Biology, 244, 133-140.
- Kanazawa, S. (2007). Big and tall soldiers are more likely to survive battle: A possible explanation for the “returning soldier effect” on the secondary sex ratio. Human Reproduction, 22, 3002-3008.
- Kanazawa, S. (2007). The evolutionary psychological imagination: Why you can’t get a date on a Saturday night and why most suicide bombers are Muslim. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 1, 7-17.
- Kanazawa, S. (2006). IQ and the wealth of states. Intelligence, 34, 593-600.
- Kanazawa, S. (2006). Mind the gap... in intelligence: Re-examining the relationship between inequality and health. British Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 623-642.
- Kanazawa, S. (2006). Violent men have more sons: Further evidence for the generalized Trivers-Willard hypothesis (gTWH). Journal of Theoretical Biology, 239, 450-459.
- Kanazawa, S. (2005). Big and tall parents have more sons: Further generalizations of the Trivers-Willard hypothesis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 235, 583-590.
- Kanazawa, S. (2004). General intelligence as a domain-specific adaptation. Psychological Review, 111, 512-523.
- Kanazawa, S. (2004). The Savanna Principle. Managerial and Decision Economics, 25, 41-54.
- Kanazawa, S. (2003). Why productivity fades with age: The crime-genius connection. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 257-272.
- Kanazawa, S., & Kovar, J. L. (2004). Why beautiful people are more intelligent. Intelligence, 32, 227-243.
- Kanazawa, S., & Vandermassen, G. (2005). Engineers have more sons, nurses have more daughters: An evolutionary psychological extension of Baron-Cohen's extreme male brain theory of autism. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 233, 589-599.
- Elementary Statistics
- Evolutionary Psychology and Management
- Intermediate Statistics
- Principles of Evolutionary Psychology
Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
London WC2A 2AE
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