Dr. Michael Mills

Associate Professor
Psychology Department
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Office: University Hall, Room 4757

Office hours: See current course syllabi for office hours.

Email: memills@gmail.com or michael.mills@lmu.edu

General Interests:

  • Evolutionary psychology
    Evolved cognitive and emotional adaptations (i.e., human nature) , life history strategies, motivation, memetics, evolutionary feedback loops, animal behavior.
  • Sex differences / gender differences
    Evolved sexually dimorphic psychological adaptations, and their proximate mechanisms (e.g., effects of early fetal hormonalization on brain development, cross-cultural manifestations of sexually dimorphic adaptations).
  • Psychology and Sustainability / Ecological psychology
    Psychological strategies humans might implement to avoid ecological overshoot and population collapse.
  • Psychometrics / psychological testing
  • Computer applications in psychology
  • Seeking Research Assistants:

    Graphic Artist -- to assist with developing graphics (diagrams, charts, graphics, photos, cartoons, etc.) for a book on the evolutionary psychology of sex differences.

    Research Assistant / Editor -- do library research and summarize research studies.

    A "heads up"  -- we are entering a post "peak oil" world:

    I support free, online access to scientific research journals.

    For example, see: