Peter (PK) Jonason, Ph.D.

Lights, Camera, Action


DT at work


I originally intended to be a lawyer, but then I took a class with Ross Buck who introduced me to evolutionary psychology. It was then I realized I wanted to pursue a career in research. After I completed my B.A. in Political Science and Communication Sciences (2000) and my M.A. in Communication Sciences at the University of Connecticut (2003), I got my Ph.D. in Psychology at New Mexico State University (2009). By training I am a social-personality psychologist who uses evolutionary theory to derive predictions and account for observable phenomena in (mostly) personality, individual differences, mating strategies, and sexuality (see my GoogleScholar Profile; see my CV).


Some career highlights


2014: IgNobel award in psychology

2015: Visiting scholar at Lomonosov Moscow State University

2015: Visiting scholar at the University of Western Ontario.

2016: Fellow at the Secular Policy Institute

2016: Affiliated Ass/Professorship at Florida Atlantic University

2018: Visiting scholar at Cardinal Stefan WyszyƄski

2018: Founded the Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution.

2019: Ulam Grant for Academic Exchange to Warsaw, Poland