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Welcome to the offical website of the Welsh Evolutionary Psychology Network (WEPN). WEPN is a research collaboration between evolutionary-minded psychologists currently working in Wales, United Kingdom.

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16/03/2019 - Website launched

The offical website of the Welsh Evolutionary Psychology Network (WEPN) has been launched. Please check back regularly for updates.


26/02/2019 - How do fake reviews take hold?

Dr Thomas appeared on the BBC Wales show X-Ray. In the show, comedian Omar Hamdi investigated the undergroun trade in fake online reviews. Dr Thomas added his expertise on how fake reviews take advantage of weaknesses in human decision making.


01/01/2019 - Grant awarded for research into the evolutionary underpinnings of harassment

Dr Thomas has been awarded Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) from the European Union (£14,587). The scholarship, which is partially funded by the Welsh Government, will be used to fund a MSc by Research student to develop a sexual harassment intervention grounded in evolutionary psychological theory. The research is being co-supervised by Prof. Jason Davies, Swansea University.


14/11/2018 - How humour can change your relationship

Is humour used as a conflict resolution tool among lovers? Dr Greengross has a new article in The Conversation discussing the role of humour in relationships. You can read the piece here.


05/10/2018 - Modesty at the BBC

Dr O's article Cross-cultural regularities in the cognitive architecture of pride covered by BBC Future in a piece called Why we shoudn't be too modest. You can read the piece here.


09/05/2018 - Humour may not be so good for your health after all

Did you know that improv artists may be more susceptable to infections than others? Dr Greengross has a new article in The Conversation discussing some of the lesser known, darker, associations of humour. You can read the piece here.

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