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 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.


  • 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

  • Pedersen, E. J., Forster, D. E., & McCullough, M. E. (in press). Life history, code of honor, and emotional responses to inequality in an economic game. Emotion. PDF
  • McCullough, M. E., & Pedersen, E. J. (2013). The evolution of generosity: How natural selection builds devices for benefit-delivery. Social Research, 80, 387-410.PDF

University of Miami, Department of Psychology

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