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Dr Minna Lyons Dr

Senior Lecturer Psychology


Personal Statement

I have broad interests in evolutionary behavioural sciences, with a specific focus on investigating potential evolutionary adaptiveness of personality traits that have traditionally been viewed as pathological. Recently, much of my research has concentrated on personality (“the Dark Triad”) and sexually coercive behaviours. In addition, I am interested in exploring how evolutionary behavioural sciences can be applied to tackle real-world problems such as sexual harassment and mental distress. Some of the exciting new projects I’m involved in include cross-cultural research on psychosis and voice-hearing (especially in Central America), and active bystander interventions for reducing sexual harassment and racism.