Dr. Mark Schaller is a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is a psychological scientist who has made many contributions to the study of human psychology, particularly in areas of social cognition, stereotyping, evolutionary psychology, and cultural psychology. Schaller has also published scientific research on a variety of other topics pertaining to human psychological functioning. These topics include: the implications of evolutionary fundamental human motives on social behaviour, the psychology of kin recognition, and the psychological consequences of fame.
Research interests include social cognition; social motivation; evolutionary psychology; culture.
White, C. J. M., & Schaller, M. (2018). Are children perceived to be morally exceptional? Different sets of psychological variables predict adults' moral judgments about adults and about young children. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1147-1162.
Schaller, M., Kenrick, D.T., Neel, R., & Neuberg, S.L. (2017). Evolution and human motivation: A fundamental motives framework. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11, e12319.
Murray, D. R., & Schaller, M. (2016). The behavioral immune system: Implications for social cognition, social interaction, and social influence. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 75-129.
Schaller, M. (2016). The empirical benefits of conceptual rigor: Systematic articulation of conceptual hypotheses can reduce the risk of non-replicable results (and facilitate novel discoveries too). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 66, 107-115.
Buckels, E. E., Beall, A. T., Hofer, M. K., Lin, E. Y., Zhou, Z., & Schaller, M. (2015). Individual differences in activation of the parental care motivational system: Assessment, prediction, and implications. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 497-514.
Beall, A. T., & Schaller, M. (2014). Affective implications of the mating / parenting trade-off: Short-term mating motives and desirability as a short-term mate predict less intense tenderness responses to infants. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 112-117.
Schaller, M., & Neuberg, S. L. (2012). Danger, disease, and the nature of prejudice(s). Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1-54.
Schaller, M., & Murray, D. R. (2011). Infectious disease and the creation of culture. Advances in Culture and Psychology, 1, 99-151.
- Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues - Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Award (2013)
- American Psychological Association Fellow (2010)
- Society of Experimental Social Psychology (2009)
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology Fellow (2009)
- Association for Psychological Science (2007)
- Killam Faculty Research Prize (2006)
- Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award (2002)
- Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – Early Career Scholar (2000)
Currently accepting graduate students.