The purpose of this website is to provide information and disseminate knowledge about my research, teaching, and consultancy in organizational psychology, organizational neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology.
My particular expertise lies in the field of evolutionary and biological approaches to social and organizational behavior. I am interested in how evolutionary theory can be applied to understand group dynamics, organziational behavior, leadership, status, power, conflict and cooperation, and intergroup relations. In our lab at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) we are using a range of methodologies from experimental psychology, social neuroscience, and behavioral economics to test hypotheses about human group behavior and its evolutionary roots.
I have also a keen interest in applications of evolutionary biology, psychology and neuroscience to domains such as business, leadership and management, environmental sustainability, politics, peace and warfare, sex differences, economics and finance, health and poverty, charity and philanthropy.
Interested in finding out more about our Organziational Psychology.
Copies of articles, book chapters and lecture slides are available as PDFs on my website, see publications.
Here is a an introductory chapter I wrote with a colleague on Evolutionary Perspectives on Group Processes if you are interested in this emerging field
Mark Van Vugt, Professor of Psychology*
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*Social and Organizational Psychology Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
Transitorium. room 1 B-29, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
*Department of Politics, University of Oxford, UK