Aurelio José Figueredo
Aurelio José Figueredo is an American evolutionary psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, where he is also the director of the Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of California, Riverside with a dissertation entitled The statistical measurement, developmental mechanisms, and adaptive ecological functions of conditioned host selection in the parasitoid jewel wasp. His doctoral advisor was Lewis Petrinovich. He is known for his research on personality, such as a 1997 study in which he and James E. King developed the Hominoid Personality Questionnaire to measure the Big Five personality traits in chimpanzees.
As of 2018, Figueredo was identified by the Associated Press as the only U.S. scientific researcher receiving funding from the Pioneer Fund, a non-profit institute which promotes scientific racism and eugenics. A Pioneer Fund grant was given to the University of Arizona, and was used by Figueredo to attend the 2016 London Conference on Intelligence, where presentations on eugenics are given. Figueredo has also reviewed papers for Mankind Quarterly, a journal which has advocated for racial hierarchy, and in 2009 coauthored a paper for the journal with J. Philippe Rushton, the Pioneer Fund's president at the time. Figueredo has disavowed eugenics and racial inferiority.
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- "Aurelio José Figueredo CV". University of Arizona. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
- King, James E.; Figueredo, Aurelio José (1997-06-01). "The Five-Factor Model plus Dominance in Chimpanzee Personality". Journal of Research in Personality. 31 (2): 257–271. doi:10.1006/jrpe.1997.2179.
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- Kunzelman, Michael (August 24, 2018). "University of Arizona accepted $458,000 from infamous eugenics fund". azcentral. Associated Press. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Flaherty, Colleen (10 September 2018). "Arizona psychologist faces scrutiny for grants from organization founded to support research in eugenics". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
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