Evolution and Cognition Lab

Andreas Wilke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Clarkson University
Department of Psychology
8 Clarkson Ave, Box 5805
Potsdam, NY 13699

phone: 315 268 7023
fax: 315 268 7118
email: awilke@clarkson.edu

last updated:
July 18th 2016

Welcome to the Evolution & Cognition Lab at Clarkson University.

Over evolutionary time, humans had to solve difficult information-processing problems, such as finding food and finding a mate, in an uncertain world. In our laboratory we are interested in this human cognitive evolution, specifically, the evolution of judgment and decision-making capacities.

Our laboratory is currently pursuing several lines of research which combine ideas from multiple disciplines: Cognitive psychology (judgment and decision-making, risk and uncertainty, domain-specificity, gambling behavior, information foraging theory, ecological rationality), evolutionary psychology (human cognitive evolution, foraging behavior, mate choice, emotions), behavioral ecology (life-history theory, optimal foraging, rules of thumb in animal behavior), and biological anthropology (traditional foraging societies, cultural evolution, hominid evolution).

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions -- thanks.

Research Overview