Evan MacLean (Sabbatical 2022–2023 Academic Year)

Assistant Professor

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About Evan MacLean

I am an evolutionary anthropologist and comparative psychologist with research interests in how and why cognition evolves.  My research program is motivated both by questions about what makes the human mind unique, and broader evolutionary questions regarding the proximate mechanisms and functional significance of cognition.  Studies in my lab address cognition within an explicitly phylogenetic comparative framework, and integrate ideas and methods from cognitive science and evolutionary biology.  

Selected Publications

For representative publications please see my google scholar page or the Arizona Canine Cognition Center website