David Sloan Wilson

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences

Binghamton University

David Sloan Wilson is an evolutionary biologist who studies humans in addition to other species. Specific interests relevant to anthropology include the relationship between genetic and cultural evolution, human social groups as adaptive units, and the nature of individual differences in personality traits such as shyness and boldness or cooperation and exploitation. His research includes theoretical models, empirical studies, and analyses of broad subjects such as religion that attempt to integrate evolutionary biology and the human social sciences.