Anthony C. Lopez, Ph.D.
|Course ID||Title||Meeting Time||Location||Semester||Syllabus|
|POLS 314||Nation States and Global Challenges||Tu,Th TBD||Fall 2015|
|POLS 427||U.S. Foreign Policy||Tu,Th TBD||Fall 2015|
|POLS 103||Intro to International Relations||Tu,Th TBD||Spring 2016|
|POLS 428||Dynamics of Collective Action||Tu,Th TBD||Spring 2016|
I'm broadly engaged in research at the intersection of international conflict, political psychology, and evolutionary theory. I am particularly interested in the investigation of war (or coalitional aggression in general) as a product of an evolved coalitional psychology, as well as the intimate relationship between inter-group conflict and within-group cooperation. Toward this end, I've also received training as a Research Affiliate with the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Current research areas include: Revenge, the uses of force, moral psychology, sex differences in warfare, and offense/defense distinctions in war.
R. McDermott, A.C. Lopez & P. Hatemi. (Forthcoming). "Neurobiological Approaches to Leadership." Security Studies.
Lopez, A.C. 2016. "The Evolution of War: Theory and Controversy." International Theory. 8(1): 97-139.
Lopez, A.C. 2014. "The Hawkish Dove: Evolution and the Logic of Political Behavior." Millennium: Journal of International Studies 43(1): 66-91.
Lopez, A.C. & R. McDermott. 2012. “Adaptation, Heritability, and the Emergence of Evolutionary Political Science,” Political Psychology 33(3): 343-362.
Lopez, A.C., R. McDermott, & M.B. Petersen. 2011. “States in Mind: Evolution, Coalitional Psychology, and International Politics.” International Security 36(2): 48-83.
R. McDermott & A.C. Lopez. 2011. "Psychology and Constructivism: Uneasy Bedfellows?" In Vaughn Shannon and Paul A. Kowert, eds. Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations: An Ideational Alliance. Michigan University Press.
Lopez, A.C. 2010. "Evolution, Coalitional Psychology, and War." H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable on Biology and Security, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 30, 2010.
Media and Commentaries:
"The Ends of War: Human Evolution and the Origins of Inter-Group Violence." (With Dominic Johnson) Evolution: This View of Life March 4, 2016.
"Errors, Interests, and Values: Why Better Advocacy May Produce Little Change." Commentary on Peter J. Richerson. The Social Evolution Forum February 12, 2016.
"A Christmas Truce in the Study of War." Evolution: This View of Life November 18, 2015.
"Why Evolution Made Forgiveness Difficult." Berkeley: The Greater Good. March 24, 2015.
- Ph.D. Brown University