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Edward H. Hagen is an American anthropologist who contributes to the field of evolutionary psychology aand as written on the Evolutionary factors in depression. he is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin

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In 1985 he graduate with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from University of California, Berkeley , before taking an M.A. in Anthropology, at University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994. He gained his PhD in Anthropology,in 1999 at University of California, Santa Barbara having written a dissertion on Dissertation title differential parental investment and the evolutionary psychology of postpartum depression.


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Book ChaptersEdit

  • McElreath R, Clutton-Brock TH, Fehr E, Fessler DMT, Hagen EH, Hammerstein P, Kosfeld M, Milinski M, Silk J, Tooby J and Wilson MI (2003) The Role of Cognition and Emotion in Cooperation. In Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation, P. Hammerstein, ed.
  • Hagen EH (2003) The bargaining model of depression. In P. Hammerstein, (ed).Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation, pp. 95-123. MIT Press.
  • Sell A, Hagen EH, Cosmides L and Tooby J (2003) Evolutionary theory: Implications for Cognitive Science. In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science Nature Publishing Group, v. 2, pp. 47-53. Macmillan Publishers Ltd.


  • Hagen EH and Bryant GA (2003) Music and dance as a coalition signaling system. Human Nature 14:21-51.
  • Hagen EH (2002) Depression as bargaining: the case postpartum. Evolution and Human Behavior. 23:323–336.
  • Hagen EH, Hames R, Craig N, Lauer M, and Price ME (2001) Parental investment and offspring health in a Yanomamö village. Journal of Biosocial Science. 33:503-528.
  • Hagen EH (1999) The functions of postpartum depression. Evolution and Human Behavior. 20:325-359.
  • Sullivan RJ and Hagen EH (2002) Psychotropic substance-seeking: evolutionary pathology or adaptation? Addiction. 97:389-400.

External linksEdit

Webpage at Humbolt uni

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