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Welcome to the Adaptation, Behavior, Culture and Society research group at Arizona State University.
ABC&S brings together scholars from across the social sciences and biological sciences who share an interest in using evolutionary tools, theories and insights to better understand how and why people behave as we do.
These pages let you explore who's doing what, where, and how you can get involved.
The film tells the 25-year-story of the rise of the largest and most powerful troop of chimpanzees ever known—the formidable Ngogo community in Uganda. ABC&S researcher Kevin Langergraber will open with a presentation of how he was involved in the film and the research that he continues today. Read more.
|Feb. 7||Jill Pruetz||Texas State University|
|Feb. 21||Peter Turchin||University of Connecticut|
|March 14||Amy Lu||Stony Brook University|
|March 28||Kay Holekamp||Michigan State University|
|April 11||Crickette Sanz||Washington University|
How and why did human beings evolve to cooperate with unrelated individuals or even strangers?
ASU primatologist continues to find surprises in a chimpanzee stronghold in Uganda
Is the variation in human behavior a result of the environments that we have inhabited or the effect of cultural history and traditions that may have persisted over millennia?