Leda Cosmides is one of the most brilliant people I have ever met. She has had a profound impact on the field of psychology. Her dissertation research, on the evolutionary logic of social exchange, which was published in the journal, has been cited 1886 times, according to Google Scholar. The same program of research was also the centerpiece of her chapter in The Adapted Mind, and that chapter alone has been cited 2116 times (a rather impressive figure for a book chapter, since most of them disappear in complete anonymity). She is also coauthor of several other works with her husband, John Tooby, which have been cited over 1000 times each. There are many more such papers on their way to stardom, and her lab continues to break new ground. Any single one of these papers would allow a typical academic to feel proud of a successful career….
And yet, Leda and her equally brilliant husband, John Tooby, came very close to not having academic careers at all. Despite the fact that they both had Ph.D.’s from Harvard, where they had been mentored by the world class evolutionary biologists Robert Trivers and E.O. Wilson, and by the great anthropologist Irven DeVore, they both had a stunningly hard time getting academic jobs. Indeed, five years passed between Leda’s now classic dissertation research, and her first job (the same one she has now, at UC Santa Barbara).
How could that have happened?
Leda tells her story in an interview that was filmed at a recent meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. It includes several things I found surprising, including the way B.F. Skinner indirectly influenced her as a teenager.What is normal blood sugar by age? Tips when playing ana? How to invest money to make money? How to make milk in little alchemy? How to.cook.glazed beef tips? How deep to plant tulip bulbs? How to be a firefighter? How to copyright a song? What is the meaning of riptide by vance joy? What is the most expensive thing in the world? What is a limiting factor? What does tax day mean? What is the meaning of fish in the bible? What does timid mean? How to speak to a live person at the irs? What are examples of ethos? What does ofc mean on snapchat? What does sx mean in medical terms? I meant how to do tricks the other word? How to do a good monologue tips? How to tell if an egg is fertilized? What is the meaning of the pink supermoon? How to get on disability? How to reduce dust in house? Tricks to protect brows when using latex paint? Tips on how to catch fish? How to play roblox on chromebook? What time and place was i born meaning? How to get your period to start? What level does mime jr evolve? How much is dip powder nails with tips? What does hoonigan mean? What is hov lane? When he does tricks with the sticks,? Who are the two asains that fuck uo magig tricks? What does gi mean? What is the meaning of rat race? What does keeping up with the joneses mean? how to ttransfer games from wii u usb helper to wii u How do i love thee elizabeth barrett browning meaning? what is web helper in win 10 What does location mean? What does septic mean in medical terms? What does nino mean? What does red moles mean?