Anthony Lopez

Anthony C. Lopez received a Ph.D. from Brown University in Political Science and is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Psychology at Washington State University. His research investigates war as the product of an evolved coalitional psychology, and examines the relationship between inter-group conflict and intra-group cooperation from an adaptationist perspective. Anthony also received training as a Research Affiliate with the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Recent Posts

December 4, 2019 in Biology, Politics

Extremism in Historical and Evolutionary Perspective

A new and important change is occurring in the history of political violence which suggests that insights from genetic as well as cultural evolution may prove fruitful.
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August 2, 2017 in Biology

Does Conflict Drive Cooperation?

The relationship between inter-group violence and within-group cooperation is one that seems endemic across human societies, and it continues to be given greater attention by a range of scientists.
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March 4, 2016 in Politics

The Ends of War: Human Evolution and the Origins of Inter-Group Violence

If we want to understand the beliefs and behavior of people locked in deadly conflict with each other, we first need to consider these traits in their natural context, and…
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