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Robin Dunbar

Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar is a British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist. He is also a specialist in primate behavior. Currently, he is the head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
Recent episodes featuring Robin Dunbar
Networks
TED Radio Hour
Networks surround and sustain us, in nature, in our bodies, in relationships, in the digital world. This hour, TED speakers explore how we rely on networks and how we have the power to shape them. Guests include ecologist Suzanne Simard, UPS executive Wanis Kabbaj, computer scientist Avi Rubin and anthropologist Robin Dunbar. (Original broadcast date: January 13, 2017)
#43: The Number That Rules Humanity - Robin Dunbar
The Jolly Swagmen Podcast
You only have 150 friends. How do we know that? Because that is Dunbar’s number.Robin Dunbar is a British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist at the University of Oxford. His research proved the rule that 150 people is the ‘point beyond which members of any social group lose their ability to function effectively in social relationships.’Neolithic farming communities, Roman military armies and even global manufacturer Gore-Tex subscribe to Dunbar’s number.In this episode, we speak to Robin about what his research tells us about how we interact with one another, why maintaining relationships means different things for men and women, and how Dunbar’s number fits in with the law of threes.Show Notes:- How Many Friends Does One Peron Need? - Robin Dunbar- Evolutionary Psychology - A Beginner's Guide - Robin Dunbar and Louise Barrett- Thinking Big - Robin Dunbar 
Dr. Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford
PolyPsych
We talk about our interview with Robin Dunbar at the University of Oxford.* We cover Dunbar's number, the happiness index, and social and evolutionary psychology.  We refer to the University of Cambridge during the show, but Robin Dunbar has taken a position as head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
Evolutionary psychology, Robin Dunbar, Oxford – WOAE031
Wide Open Air Exchange
World renowned professor of evolutionary psychology, Robin Dunbar, explains his famous theory of social group size which suggests there is a limited number of relationships that humans (and other primates) can maintain. We also discuss some of his other findings related to social bonding and the release of endorphins activated by laughing, singing, and dancing together. Professor Dunbar is with the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University and he’s a Fellow of Magdalen College. https://mechrissyg.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/woae031-robin-dunbar.mp3 Subscribe with iTunes Listen with Stitcher
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Birthdate
Jun 28th, 1947
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 hours, 4 minutes