Margo Wilson

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Margo Wilson (1 October 1942 – 24 September 2009) was Professor of Psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Along with her husband and frequent research partner Martin Daly, she wrote many influential papers and books in the field of evolutionary psychology. She was a former editor-in-chief of the journal Evolution and Human Behavior along with Daly, and former president of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998.

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  • Morality is the device of an animal of exceptional cognitive complexity, pursuing its interests in an exceptionally complex universe.
    • Martin Daly & Margo Wilson


(All books co-authored with Martin Daly)

  • Sex, Evolution, and Behaviour (1978)
  • Homicide (1988)
  • The truth about Cinderella: A Darwinian view of parental love. (1998)

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