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Nicole Wedberg

About Nicole Wedberg

Nicole Wedberg is a Master’s student in the Psychology Department at SUNY New Paltz. While working on her thesis, she is also heavily involved in the Evolutionary Psychology lab where she assists with several research projects and oversees lab activity. As the Evolutionary Studies Assistant, Nicole is involved with everything evolutionary at New Paltz, and loves every minute of it. Her goal for this blog is to explore human nature while applying Darwinian theory to everyday human experience.

Why You Should Tip Your Bartender from an Evolutionary Perspective: How Reciprocal Altruism Can Get You Tipsy.

“I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” We all know this mantra.  Actually, when executed properly, it’s the most efficient way to get things done. Let’s take a moment to think about our ancestors.  It wouldn’t make sense for … Continue reading

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How I Scared the S*** Out of Guys in Only 15 Minutes…. And Now You Can, Too!

Recently, I had the opportunity to present my work at an evolutionary psychology independent conference (EPIC).  It was truly an amazing opportunity and a wonderful experience for presenters and audience members alike.  Both alumni and current members of the New … Continue reading

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How Evolutionary Psychology Can Help You on a First Date

“Are we doomed?” & “Oh, you must be using me as your case study!”   These are the two comments I get the most at work.  Did I mention I’m a bartender?  By day, I study evolutionary psychology.  But by … Continue reading

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Struggling with a big decision? Your body knows the answer.

Got a heavy decision to make? Ask your body. I’m horrible at decision-making. Always have been. I don’t know why I struggle, but I will mull over my options for ages before I eventually settle with the cobb salad…. After … Continue reading

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