Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
Phone: +49 341 3550 338
E-mail: daniel_redhead@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Office: level 1, room u1.33
I’m an Anthropologist/Psychologist with a broad interest in social hierarchy and social relationships. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, I assess how perceptions of certain trait profiles and dispositions impact an individual’s position within groups, and the structure of such groups, over time. In an effort to answer questions related to these topics I’ve developed a deep and unholy love for social networks. My research thus far has seen me work with data from the lab, university and school classrooms, Canadian Air Cadets, The UK Household Longitudinal Study, children and young adults in state care in rural Transylvania, and the Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of Bolivia. I am currently helping to develop a longitudinal database among the Mayangna of Nicaragua.
|2015-2018||PhD Psychology, University of Essex|
Thesis Title: The dynamics of social hierarchy.
Supervisors: Dr. Rick O’Gorman and Dr. Tom Foulsham
|2014-2015||MRes (Masters by Research) in Socio-Cultural & Evolutionary Anthropology, Durham University.|
Thesis Title: Social hierarchy and social networks: The effects of prestige and dominance in a developmental context.
Supervisors: Dr. Jamie Tehrani and Dr. Steve Lyon
|2011-2014||BA (Hons) Anthropology & Archaeology, Durham University.|
- ESRC Research Methods Development Grant (Co-Investigator) (2020, Awarded: £200,000)
- European Human Behavior and Evolution Association Student Research Award (2017, Awarded: €500)
- Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Award for Study Visits (2016, Awarded: £2000)
- Sir Eric Berthoud Grant (2016, Awarded: £175)
- ESSEXLab Seedcorn Grant, University of Essex (2016, Awarded: £1520)
- University of Essex Departmental Research Scholarship (2016, Awarded: ∼ £45,000)
- St. Mary’s College Society Travel Award (2012, Awarded: £200)
|July – August 2018||Teaching Assistant, Introduction and Advanced Social Network Analysis, Essex Summer School in Social Sciences Data Analysis, University of Essex, UK.|
|July – August 2017||Teaching Assistant, Introduction and Advanced Social Network Analysis, Essex Summer School in Social Sciences Data Analysis, University of Essex, UK.|
|October 2017 – August 2018||Graduate Teaching Assistant, Research Methods in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK.|
|October 2016 – August 2017||Graduate Teaching Assistant, Statistics for Psychologists, Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK.|
|October 2015- August 2016||Graduate Laboratory Assistant, Introduction to Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK.|
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
- Scientific Reports
- European Human Behavior and Evolution Association
- Human Behavior and Evolution Association
- International Society for Human Ethology
- Society for Personality andSocial Psychology
Redhead, D., Cheng, J., Driver, C., O'Gorman, R. & Foulsham, T. 'The dynamics of social hierarchy: A longitudinal investigation of the rise and fall of prestige, dominance and social rank in naturalistic task groups', Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amsterdam, 2018.
Redhead, D., von Rueden, C., O'Gorman, R., Gurven, M. & Kaplan, H., 'The dynamics of cooperation and social status in a small-scale society', European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, Pécs, 2018.
Redhead, D., 'An introduction to cross-sectional and longitudinal social network analysis', Methodological Heroes Seminar Series, Department of Government, University of Essex, 2017.
Redhead, D., 'The dynamics of the dual model of social hierarchy', Social, Personality and Industrial Psychology Seminar Series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana- Champaign, 2017.
Redhead, D., Cheng, J., O'Gorman, R. & Foulsham, T., 'Dominance makes for popular peers: The longitudinal relationship between personality processes and friendship network dynamics', Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, 2017.
Redhead, D., Cheng, J. & O'Gorman, R., 'The dynamic effects of prestige and dominance within social networks: A longitudinal study of social status in the classroom', XXXIII Biennial Congress on Human Ethology, ISHE, Stirling, 2016.
Redhead, D. & O'Gorman, R., 'The focal actor exchange game: Measuring the effects of prestige and dominance on network structure and position', Economic and Psychological Perspectives on Social Issues using an Experimental Approach, Eastern ARC, University of Kent.
Redhead, D., Cheng, J., O'Gorman, R. & Foulsham, T., 'Dominance makes for popular peers: The longitudinal relationship between prestige, dominance and friendship networks', Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, 2017.
Redhead, D., Tehrani, J. & Lyon, S., 'Which way to the top? The effects of prestige and dominance in a developmental hierarchy', European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, London, 2016.
Redhead, D. 'Speak softly and carry a big stick: The two ways to the top in social networks', Durham University Anthropology Conference, 2015.
*Indicates joint first authorship