Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

The Evolutionary Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference Series

Evolutionary Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference Series

The Psychology Department is proud to host the Evolutionary Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference Series. Each conference focuses on an aspect of the human condition. Past conferences include “The Evolution of Violence” (2012), “The Evolution of Sexuality” (2013), “The Evolution of Morality” (2014) and “The Evolution of Psychopathology” (2016). The conference is held bi-annually. The theme of the 2018 conference has not yet been decided.

The two-day conferences are held in Meadow Brook Hall and filled to capacity with 90 attendees. Attendance is by invitation only. OU students, faculty, and administration are invited, along with faculty from around the state and world. The conference in 2016 featured distinguished keynote, speaker, panelists, and guests from Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Malaysia, and Norway.

There is no cost for attendance and the keynote speaker and panelists generously agree to waive their speaking and appearance fees. Dinner and a keynote address are provided the first evening with presentations and discussions taking place the next day around lunch and dinner.

Programs such as these provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to become successful consumers and producers of psychological science.

For more information, please contact Department Chair and Distinguished Professor Todd Shackelford at shackelf@oakland.edu or (248) 370-2285 or Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Training Virgil Zeigler-Hill at zeiglerh@oakland.edu (248) 370-2676.

Banner artwork: Eric Lacombe Rendering (www.ericlacombe.com)