Author Archives: Sarah Strout


About Sarah Strout

Sarah Strout is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University and Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology. Her research interests focus on examining the effects of social norms, culture and evolution on human mating strategies. This blog will explore the interaction of culture/social norms and evolution.

The Importance of Ethology for Evolution

This July I attended the International Society for Human Ethology Summer Institute in Orono, ME. Besides meeting some extraordinary people (and having an amazing time!), I also discovered how important ethology is for evolution. At the heart of ethology is … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby!

I recently had what I like to call my ‘gay week.’ It started on a Friday when I went to attend Gay Pride at Faneuil Hall in Boston, followed by seeing Kathy Griffin (a comedian loved by gays). The following … Continue reading

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Evolution in the College Cafeteria

  When we think about the environments in which individuals are most likely to conform to social norms, I am sure that colleges are at the top of the list. However, when listing the types of behaviors that students conform … Continue reading

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