Welcome to the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory at the University of Miami!

Welcome to the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory, directed by Professor Michael McCullough. Housed within the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, the EHB Lab's approach to psychology integrates the principles of evolutionary biology to explain human behavior; that is, we look to our evolutionary past to shed light on how and why we behave the way we do in the present.


  • McAuliffe, W.H.B. (in press). How did abduction get confused with inference to the best explanation? Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy. PDF

  • Hone, L. S. E., & McCullough, M. E. (in press). Does religious cognition really down-regulate hand grip endurance in men? A failure to replicate. Evolution and Human Behavior. PDF

  • McCullough, M. E., Pedersen, E. J., Tabak, B. A., & Carter, E. C. (2014). Conciliatory gestures promote forgiveness and reduce anger in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (30), 12111-12116. PDF

  • Carter, E. C., & McCullough, M. E. (2014). Publication bias and the limited strength model of self-control: Has the evidence for ego depletion been overestimated? Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 823.PDF

  • McCullough, M. E., & Kelly, D. L. (2014). A trading scheme to reduce false positives. Nature, 508, 319. PDF

University of Miami, Department of Psychology

P.O. Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0751