Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar

Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar FBA FRAI (born 28 June 1947) is a British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist and a specialist in primate behaviour. He is currently head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He is best known for formulating Dunbar’s number, a measurement of the “cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships”.

Books in order of publication:

Reproductive Decisions: An Economic Analysis of Gelada Baboon Social Strategies – 1984

Demography and Reproduction. In Primate Societies – 1987

Primate Social Systems – 1988

The Trouble with Science – 1996

Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language – 1997

The Evolution of Culture – 1999

Cousins – 2000

Primate Conservation Biology – 2000

Human Evolutionary Psychology – 2002

The Human Story – 2004

Evolutionary Psychology, a Beginner’s Guide – 2005

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? – 2010

Human Evolution – 2014

Human Evolution: Our Brains and Behavior – 2016

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