Beverly Boos

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Psychology
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Phone +47-22845078
Room S03-09
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

My research brings together perspectives from the fields of cognitive and evolutionary psychology, archaeology, and biology toward a naturalized account of social affliation with a focus on the duality of kinship. This research incorporates identity as dynamic in the shaping of social groups and intergroup conflict patterns.

Using eye tracking technology, I’m currently exploring social affiliation and kin groups in the social cognitive development of infants, and with field experiments I look at how these are represented within language and culture groups in children and adults, primariliy in contexts of intergroup conflict and adversity.


University of Oxford (2014) –Master of Science in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology. Research thesis title: “Traumatic Causes of Identity Fusion and the Consequences for Sacred Values and Acts” 

Harvard University (2013) –Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology, Archaeology and Anthropology. Thesis: The adaptive choice: empathy is the little red pill, all the rest (the altruistic emotions) are blue

Photojournalist and Director of Opening of the Heart: An Exhibit of Israelis and Palestinians

Trained by the Honorable Al Gore as a presenter with The Climate Reality Project

Tags: Identity, Political Psychology, Social Psychology, Material culture, Kinship, Conflict


  • Kunst, Jonas R.; Boos, Beverly Karen; Kimel, Sasha; Obaidi, Milan; Shani, Maor & Thomsen, Lotte (2018). Engaging in extreme activism in support of others’ political struggles: The role of politically motivated fusion with out-groups. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  13(1) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190639

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