Professor in Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology

 

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: Implications, issues and insights for future research and action

Kniffin, K. M., Narayanan, J, Anseel, Antonakis, J, Ashford, S. P...................Van Vugt, M. (2020). COVID-19 in the Workplace: Implications, issues, and insights for future research and action. American Psychologist (in press) read more Abstract COVID-19’s impacts on workers and workplaces across the globe have been dramatic. We present a broad review of prior research rooted in work and...

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Naturally green: Harnessing stone age psychological biases to foster environmental behavior.

Van Vugt, M., Griskevcius, V., & Schultz, P. W. (2014). Naturally green: Harnessing stone age psychological biases to foster environmental behavior. Social Issues and Policy Review, 8, 1-32. Download Abstract It is widely agreed that humans must reduce their environmental impact. We propose that an improved understanding of our evolved human nature can help to improve programs and policies...

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Competitief altruisme op de werkvloer: een evolutionair psychologische benadering

Engelhard, N. P., Van der Wal, A. J., & Van Vugt, M. (2013). Competitief altruisme op de werkvloer: een evolutionair psychologische benadering. Gedrag en Organisatie, 26, 292-309 Download Abstract: 'Competitive altruism' theory (Hardy & Van Vugt, 2006) sheds new light on why people behave altruistically in work organizations. Evidence shows that getting an altruistic reputation is profitable...

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Darwin's invisble hand: Market competition, evolution and the firm

Johnson, D. D. P., Price, M. E., & Van Vugt, M. (2013). Darwin's invisble hand: Market competition, evolution and the firm. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Download Abstract: Competition among firms has been suggested to reflect the ruthless logic of Darwinian selection: a free market is a struggle for survival, in which successful firms survive and unsuccessful ones die. This...

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The evolutionary bases for sustainable behavior: Implications for marketing, policy, and social entrepreneurship

Griskevicius, V., Cantu, S. M., & Van Vugt, M. (2012). The evolutionary bases for sustainable behavior: Implications for marketing, policy, and social entrepreneurship. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 31, 115-128. Download Abstract: How can evolved human nature be leveraged to help eliminate or alleviate environmental problems? The authors examine the evolutionary bases of destructive...

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