====== Maciej (Matthew, Maciek) Chudek ====== {{ :profile.jpg?600&nolink|Photo of Maciek Chudek}} **Post Doctoral Scholar** **School of Human Evolution and Social Change** **Arizona State University** I use the empirical toolkits of developmental and social psychology and math models of culture-gene coevolution to study how humans evolved, and why they behave in such peculiar ways. On the ground that means that I develop formal mathematical models of the evolutionary processes that turned run-of-the-mill primates into culture-sharing, language-using beasts like us. I draw predictions from these models about the traces those ancient processes should have left on modern psychology, and then I observe the behaviour of children (usually 3 to 5 year olds) and adults (usually undergraduate students) to see whether those predictions bear out. ===== Contact ===== Dr. Maciej Chudek School of Human Evolution and Social Change Arizona State University 900 Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287 {{ :email_white.jpg?500&nolink |email address image}}