Chimpanzee Riding On A Harley: Sons Of Anarchy And Male-Bonded Coalitions of Violence (Part 2)

In Part 1, I explained how gangs like the motorcycle club in Sons of Anarchy¬†(SAMCRO) have clear parallels in our closest relatives, chimpanzees. They also form male-bonded groups who defend territory and raid the territories of rivals. Territory provides resources and access to females, and the same benefits of gang membership are evident in¬†Sons of … More Chimpanzee Riding On A Harley: Sons Of Anarchy And Male-Bonded Coalitions of Violence (Part 2)

Chimpanzee Riding On A Harley: Sons of Anarchy and Male-Bonded Coalitions of Violence (Part 1)

On the recommendation of a friend, I have been watching Sons of Anarchy, a TV series about a gang of outlaw bikers. It is set in the fictional town of Charming in California. The key protagonist is Jackson (‘Jax’) Teller, the son of the now deceased co-founder of the club, John Teller. The Charming charter … More Chimpanzee Riding On A Harley: Sons of Anarchy and Male-Bonded Coalitions of Violence (Part 1)

Falling in love with robots: The psychological impact of sex tech

I was recently asked to provide some comments for a journalist on the psychological and social impact of ‘sex tech’, so I thought I would also write a blog post about this. Sex tech is already advancing at a pace, and fifty years hence, early twenty-first century sex will likely seem very primitive indeed. There … More Falling in love with robots: The psychological impact of sex tech

The Evol Doctor Blog

I am an evolutionary psychologist. My interests are mainly around human mate preferences, mating strategies, sexual behaviour, the Dark Triad personality (narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy), aggression and violence, and human culture. A lot of my blogs are likely to be evolutionary psychology analyses of current events and issues. I am also a film fanatic, so … More The Evol Doctor Blog