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Meet the Author: William von Hippel

Author Bio and Details

William von Hippel grew up in Alaska, got his B.A. at Yale and his PhD at the University of Michigan, and then taught for a dozen years at Ohio State University before finding his way to Australia, where he is a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland. He has published more than a hundred articles, chapters, and edited books, and his research has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Economist, the BBC, Le Monde, El Mundo, Der Spiegel, and The Australian. He lives with his wife and two children in Brisbane, Australia.

Books by William von Hippel

The Social Leap

The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy

Book cover image: The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy

A wide-ranging exploration of how our species' evolution has shaped our behavior, prioritized social skills over physical dominance, and affected nearly every facet of modern life, in work, play, aging, our quest for the good life.  More »