Steve Gilbert received an M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In the past, Steve has served as President of the Minnesota Psychological Association and chair of the MPA Ethics Committee. As an administrator and clinician in university counseling centers, he focused on emerging adulthood—a developmental period in which personal values and beliefs are explored and tested.
The grandmother hypothesis is an attempt to explain the origins of reproductive senescence in Homo sapiens.
Each month in Examined Lives we have lively discussions about cutting-edge developments in—and applications of—evolutionary thinking.
In our next Examined Lives on Positive Evolutionary Psychology we will explore what evolutionary psychology has to tell us about happiness.