Beverly Boos

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Telefon +47 22845078
Rom S03-09
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Besøksadresse Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
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My research brings together perspectives from the fields of cognitive and evolutionary psychology, anthropology and archaeology toward a naturalised account of social categorisation, groups and alliances. Using eye tracking technology, I’m currently investigating social affiliation and kin group intuitions in the cognitive development of infants, and with field experiments explore how these are represented within culture-distinct groups and subgroups, primarily in contexts of intergroup conflict and adversity.

Research Perspectives

  • Cognitive Anthropology
  • Cognitive Archaeology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Interests & Methods

  • Adaptive rationality
  • Cooperation
  • Coalitional psychology
  • Social categorisation, groups and alliances
  • Field psychology
  • "Who Said What?" memory confusion paradigm
  • Eye tracking and pupillometry
  • Violation of expectation paradigm


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 (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 Honourable Al Gore as a presenter with The Climate Reality Project

Emneord: Sosialpsykologi, Konflikt, Konfliktlinjer, Materiell kultur, Identitet, Avdeling for metode arbeids- kultur- og sosialpsykologi
Publisert 15. nov. 2016 14:01 - Sist endret 16. okt. 2018 14:15