University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
                Research Center for Group Dynamics


Scott Atran

Adjunct Research Scientist, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

Scott Atran
426 Thompson Street

Research and teaching interests are centered in the following areas: Cognitive and linguistic anthropology, ethnobiology, environmental decision making, categorization and reasoning, evolutionary psychology, anthropology of science (history and philosophy of natural history and natural philosophy); Middle East ethnography and political economy; natural history of Lowland Maya, cognitive and commitment theories of religion, terrorism and foreign affairs.