Dr Paxton Culpepper

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I completed my BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Open University, my MSc in Evolutionary Psychology with Brunel University London, and my PhD from University of Stirling. I've been teaching at the University of Northampton since 2018. 

Research Interests

My interests lie in human and nonhuman behaviour and evolution, with specific interests in the evolution of the behavioural immune system, religious behaviour, mating psychology, and parent-offspring conflict.

Teaching Interests

Currently, I am the Module Coordinator (MC) and/or Lecturer (L) for several UG and PG modules:

UG teaching

PSY1003: Introduction to Psychology (MC/L)

PSY1006: Becoming a Psychologist (L)

PSY2005: Research Methods & Data Analysis (L)

PSY2006: The Human Animal (MC/L)

PSY2015: Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology (L)

PSY2029: Biological & Cognitive Psychology (L)

PSY3027: Religion, Spirituality, & Wellbeing (L)

PSY4001/4: UG Dissertation supervision

PG teaching

PSYM080: Cognitive and Biological Psychology & Neuroscience (L)

PSYM101: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (L)

MSc and PhD supervision

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Evolutionary Psychology, Brunel University London


Award Date: 1 Oct 2014

Bachelor, Psychology (Hons), The Open University


Award Date: 28 Dec 2012

PhD Candidate; The disgusted mind: investigating the effects of parasite stress on social behaviour and beliefs, University of Stirling


External positions

Teaching Assistant, University of Stirling

May 2015Oct 2018

Research Assistant, University of Stirling

Jan 2015May 2015


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