Research in this group explores the evolution of cooperation in nature. In particular, we ask what mechanisms can maintain cooperation in interactions where partners may otherwise be tempted to exploit one another. In parallel, we investigate the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of individual variation in social behaviour.
We work on a variety of model species; and use real-world and lab-based methods to tackle these questions.
We are striving to be an open science lab. We publish in open access journals, we pre-register our experiments when we can, and we routinely post the materials, data and code to reproduce analyses online.
If you’re keen to come and work with in the Social Evolution and Behaviour Lab at UCL, please get in touch.
Nichola Raihani is PI of the Social Evolution and Behaviour Lab. She is Professor in Evolution and Behaviour, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.
JOIN US!!! UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences— Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) January 27, 2020
are hiring a Lecturer in Quantitative Psychology. Deadline 23 Feb. https://t.co/r4GtoOldMu
“The farmers union believes this meeting played a key role in the government ignoring scientific advice in favour of retaining the cull”— Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) January 25, 2020
I thought “scientific advice” was to stop culling b/c it’s ineffective at preventing TB spread @RosieWoodroffe ?? https://t.co/vRmniq8OiG
This looks like good news, as long as it isn’t replaced with something equally ridiculous. Maybe next we could have:— Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) January 24, 2020
- standardised application formats
- shorter pre-proposals
- grants designated fundable allocated ££ on basis of lottery instead of score
I live in hope ..... https://t.co/DMvpvKIZf2
Nichola Raihani awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize for Psychology
New paper shows that social threat causes paranoid thinking
Nichola Raihani elected to Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology