Dorsa Amir

Dorsa Amir
Dorsa Amir
Evolutionary Anthropologist, Yale

DORSA AMIR is an evolutionary anthropologist interested in the physiology and psychology of contemporary humans, with a focus on small-scale societies. Most of her research investigates the degree to which ecology and culture can penetrate cognition, ranging from low-level perceptual processes to higher-level decision-making processes. Projects that she's currently working on include the effects of the local environment on risk and time preferences, early life socioeconomic effects on behavior. She is a member of the Reproductive Ecology Laboratory. She also collaborates with the Yale Psychology Department through the Human Cooperation Lab and the Social Cognitive Development Lab. Her fieldwork is primarily conducted in South America with the Shuar of eastern Ecuador, as part of the Shuar Health and Life History Project.