Topic：Evolutionary Mismatch: Why Progress is Making Life More Difficult？
Date：December 6th, 2019, Friday
Venue: Room 555, Teaching B
Speaker: Prof. Norman Li
About the Speaker:
Norman Li is Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a BA in economics from Northwestern University, an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan, and an MA and PhD in social psychology from Arizona State University. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Li was an investment consultant and taught economics and finance. In Singapore, he was awarded both a Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship and Lee Kong Chian Fellowship for Research Excellence.
Dr. Li adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior, integrating economic concepts and tools, evolutionary theory, and social psychological experimental methodology. His research focuses on mate selection and close relationships, and on problems at the individual, organizational, and societal level caused by the “mismatch” between evolved psychological mechanisms and modern living, social, and work environments. He has published nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters in top academic outlets including Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Biology Letters, and Current Directions in Psychological Science. Dr. Li was previously Associate Editor at Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and currently serves on six editorial boards.