Joseph H. Manson



I study the social behavior of both nonhuman primates and humans. My current research focus is on the interplay between life history strategy, individual differences, and face-to-face interaction. I’m particularly interested in (1) personality variation in nonhuman primates, (2) the adaptive significance of psychopathy (3) human life history variation as manifest in everyday life.

Department of Anthropology


Haines Hall

Box 951553

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553


jmanson [at]

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