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Robert O Deaner


Summary

I earned my PhD in the Department of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy at Duke University (1995 – 2001), and my advisor was Carel van Schaik. Although I conducted some research on wild primates, my doctoral research consisted of comparative studies of primate life history, social systems, and cognition.

I did postdoctoral research in Duke’s Department of Neurobiology (2001-2006), and my supervisor was Michael Platt. My research focused on mechanisms of social attention in primates. During this time I took up distance running and began investigating sex differences in performance and motivation.

In 2006, I joined the Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University.

Animal Behavior Anthropology Evolutionary Studies Psychiatry & Psychology Science & Medical Education Science Policy

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Associate Professor of Psychology

Grand Valley State University
Psychology Department
My focus is using evolutionary theory to understand human behavior. My current research chiefly addresses sex differences in motivation, especially in sports.

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