MU Life Sciences and Society Program
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883

Research


Faculty from many MU departments and programs are engaged in crucial research on the ethics, history, policy, economics, law, sociology, and media coverage concerning the life sciences, as well as on the social manifestations of the human status as an organism. The Life Sciences & Society Program seeks to enhance the value and scope of such research on campus by making connections across disciplines.

While many of the publications in LSSP fields are interdisciplinary, our list of recent publications below is organized by the home department of the authors.


Pathology and Anatomical Sciences


2007 Flinn MV, Quinlan RJ, Coe K & CV Ward. Evolution of the human family: cooperative males, long social childhoods, smart mothers, and extended kin networks. In: Salmon CA & TK Shackleford. Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 16-38.
2005 Flinn MV, D Geary & CV Ward. Ecological dominance, social competition, and coalitionary arms races: Why humans evolved extraordinary intelligence. Evolution and Human Behavior 26: 10-46.
2005 Flinn MV, CV Ward & R Noone. Hormones and the human family. In: DR Buss, ed. Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Wiley, pp. 552-583.
2005 Flinn MV & CV Ward. Ontogeny and evolution of the social child. In: BJ Ellis & DF Bjorklund, eds. Origins of the Social Mind. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 19-44.
2003 Ward CV. The evolution of human origins. American Anthropologist 105(1): 77-88.