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Dr Jim Allen
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  • Honorary Reserach Fellow
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Although my first degree was in Physics, a Masters in Complex Adaptive Systems introduced me to the application of the techniques from non-linear mathematics to social systems.  My PhD studied cooperation on networks, investigating conditional cooperation and the importance of norms to cooperation, whilst during my first postdoc I was based in the Department of Zoology, Cambridge, investigating the evolution of teaching.  I am currently a postdoc in Prof. Daniel Richardon's "Eyethink" lab, funded by the Nuffield foundation.
Research Summary
My research interests are in the mathematical modeling of social behaviours in both humans and animals.

Currently, I am part of the "Parklife" project investigating the psychological causes of anti-social and spiteful behaviour between groups.  My focus is on an agent-based model, used to understand participants motivations, and make predictions for future experiments.

Other projects include models of punishment in unequal groups; the evolution of teaching and social learning; and the evolution of kin-structures due to foraging and food sharing.
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