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.


  • NEW PAPER! Carter, E. C., & McCullough, M. E. (in press). Publication bias and the limited strength model of self-control: Has the evidence for ego depletion been overestimated? Behavioral and Brain Sciences. PDF

  • NEW PAPER! Hone, L. S. E., McCullough, M. E., & Carter, E. C. (in press). Drinking games as a venue for sexual competition. Evolutionary Psychology. PDF

  • NEW PAPER! 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

  • NEW PAPER! McCullough, M. E., Churchland, P. S., & Mendez, A. J. (2013). Problems with measuring peripheral oxytocin: Can the data on oxytocin and human behavior be trusted? Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 1485-1492. PDF

  • NEW PAPER! Pedersen, E.J., Kurzban, R., McCullough, M.E. (2013). Do humans really punish altruistically? A closer look. Proc. R. Soc. B. PDF

  • NEW PAPER! McCullough, M.E., Pedersen, E.J., Schroder, J.M., Tabak, B.A., Carver, C.S. (2013). Harsh childhood environmental characteristics predict exploitation and retaliation in humans. Proc. R. Soc. B. PDF

University of Miami, Department of Psychology

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