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. 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 Evolution and Social Behaviour Group, Chair of UCL Psychology Consulting, and a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
My phone has begun autocorrecting 'etc' to ERC - which gives a pretty good insight into my current preoccupation. #InterviewStress— Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) May 23, 2017
A peacock's tail: how Darwin arrived at his theory of sexual selection https://t.co/wStOkjFeh6— Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) May 19, 2017
Royal Society Fellowship renewed
Children are sensitive to norms of giving
Nuffield Award to investigate societal self-harm