Linnda R. Caporael

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Linnda Caporael is a professor at the Science and Technology Studies Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Educational background[edit]

Caporael studied psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received both her B.A. and PhD. She studied human ethology at the Institute of Child Development at the University of London. She is a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar and a visiting scientist in the Dept. of Invertebrate Paleontology and in the Dept. of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. She researches culture from a biological persepective and biology from a cultural perspective.


Caporael is interested and has studied the following topics:

  • Evolution of human sociality.
  • Group coordination.
  • Social identity.
  • Behavioral decision-making.
  • The attribution of human characteristics to animals.
  • Machines and artificial agents.
  • Evolutionary and technological designs.
  • The design of culturally "fit" artifacts.

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