Sarah Brosnan is Associate Professor of Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience at Georgia State University and holds a visiting professor position at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
She studies the evolution of decision-making behavior, using an experimental economic approach to compare responses across multiple species, primarily in non-human primates and human adults and children. A major focus of her work is how individuals decide in what situations and with whom to cooperate, particularly in situations in which they receive a different outcome from a social partner. She is a Fellow of the APA and SESP and has published in Nature, Science, PNAS and Current Biology and is funded by NSF, NIH, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and the Templeton Foundation. In 2009, she was named one of the 150 most influential alumni in the 150 year history of her alma mater, Baylor University. Her personal website is http://www.sarah-brosnan.com.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
A Primatological Perspective on Evolution and Morality
A response to “What can evolution tell us about moraltiy?”
Learn more about Sarah’s research at her website.