Peter DeScioli

Peter DeScioli

Professor - Stony Brook University

Peter DeScioli is a professor of political science at Stony Brook University. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed postdoctoral training in experimental economics.

Professor DeScioli’s research combines evolutionary theory, cognitive science, and game theory to study how the human mind uses principles of strategy to solve problems in the social world. His empirical work focuses on the psychology of moral condemnation, alliances, and property. Learn more about his research at

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