Michael McCullough is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami where he directs the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory and coordinates the Evolution and Behavior emphasis within the Psychology Department’s PhD Program. Professor McCullough’s research—which is heavily influenced by evolutionary approaches to understanding human cognition and behavior—focuses on (a) psychological mechanisms related to social exchanges of costs and benefits (for example, forgiveness, revenge, and gratitude); (b) religion; and (c) self-control.
He has written more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In addition, Professor McCullough has authored and edited several books, the most recent of which is Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct. Professor McCullough’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the John Templeton Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Fetzer Institute. Follow him on Twitter @McCullough_Mike.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Myth of Moral Outrage
A response to “Mind and morality: where do they meet?”
- Question Response Video
Michael shares his reflections at the Questions for a Resilient Future gathering.
- Roundtable Discussion Video
A conversation with Michael McCullough, Arthur Zajonc, and Krista Tippett.
- High School Made You a Better Person
From Minding Nature, May 2015, Volume 8, Number 2.
- Getting Revenge and Forgiveness
Michael McCullough in conversation with Krista Tippett.
- Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
A book by Michael McCullough.