Michael McCullough (psychologist)

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Michael McCullough, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, where he directs the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory. He researches the origins and causes of human behavior from an evolutionary biology perspective. His research on such behaviors as revenge,[1] gratitude,[2][3] forgiveness,[4] and denial[5] has led him to be widely cited as an expert in both the scientific literature and media in general.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct. Mark D Abkowitz, Michael McCullough. Jossey-Bass, 2008. ISBN 0-7879-7756-X, ISBN 978-0-7879-7756-6
  • The Psychology of Gratitude. Emmons, R. A., & McCullough, M. E. (Eds., 2004). New York: Oxford Press.


  1. ^ Harmon, Katherine (May 4, 2011). "Does Revenge Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?". Scientific American. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert A. Emmons, Michael E. McCullough (2004). The Psychology of Gratitude. Oxford University Press. p. 368. ISBN 9780195150100. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Carter, Christine (2004). "Book Review: The Psychology of Gratitude". Greater Good, University of California Berkeley. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ CBS News (April 17, 2009). "All is forgiven?". CBS News Sunday Morning program. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Carey, Benedict (November 20, 2007). "Denial makes the world go round". The New York Times. Retrieved September 27, 2011.