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Human Sociality Lab

research on human social life for the 21st century

The Human Sociality Lab (HSL) studies human social life to tackle big questions and pressing social issues in the 21st century.

We focus especially on culture, like climate change adaptation; social networks, like how people pick connections and the information and social support that flows through them; and the evolution of the mind, like features of our cognition that regulate cooperation.

We do a lot of:


Our lab spans two universities, Penn State and Washington State.

Anne is accepting PhD students at Penn State in Anthropology, with the option to join a dual-degree program like Anthropology & Climate Science or Human Dimensions of Natural Resources & the Environment. See here for details on the Penn State programs and how to apply.

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HSL members acknowledge the traditional caretakers of the lands on which we live and work: Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, and Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations, Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe, and Palus people.