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Geher, G. & Wedberg, N. (2020). Positive Evolutionary Psychology: Darwin’s Guide to Living a Richer Life. New York: Oxford University Press. Flyer with 30% discount code from Oxford! Price is ~$31 with this offer!

Classes for FALL 2022

PSY 363: Evolutionary Psychology

PSY 493: Advanced Research in Evolutionary Psychology (focus on Positive Evolutionary Psychology)


Glenn’s FALL 2022 Office hours

NOTE: Hours will generally be held both in-person (following campus COVID protocols). Remote meetings are possible. See information on process for remote meetings below.  

Hours will take place between Friday, August 26 and Friday, December 16 as per the stated hours below: 

  • Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 
  • Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 
  • Fridays, 2:00-3:50 

Office Location: Wooster Hall 347.  

Note that I do not take appointments but, rather, my hours are “walk-in” / first-come, first serve. You may have to wait a little bit, but I always make sure to get to everyone. Also note that as my hours are “walk-in,” please do NOT email me ahead of time asking if it is OK to stop in. The answer is always YES to that query–so you can simply assume the answer is YES.

Also, please do not ask for a specific timeslot. We’ll figure it out. Please just follow standard “walk-in” processes and show up during my hours (making me aware you are there if there is a line, etc.). 

Note also that I do not use Starfish or BlackBoard or any other software package for scheduling my hours. As stated above, they are “walk-in”–and I make a point to make every effort to get to all who are needing to meet with me. 

To meet with me remotely during my hours (generally less effective than in-person meetings, but sometimes necessary), please do the following:

  1. First, EMAIL ME to let me know that you are about to enter my WebEx waiting room (this email must come DURING my office hours). Join my WebEx room during my  hours. You will start in the “waiting room” and I will add you in when there’s an opening. 
  2. If that is not feasible, we can FaceTime or just have a phone call. If this is best for you, please email me DURING MY OFFICE HOURS to let me know and we’ll figure it out.*

Glenn Geher, Ph.D.

Founding Director of Evolutionary Studies

Professor of Psychology

State University of New York at New Paltz

1 Hawk Dr

New Paltz, NY 12561

Office: WH 347

Phone:(845) 257-3091


Homepage (with office hours):


Glenn’s Stuff:

Psychology Today Blog: Darwin’s Subterranean World

Follow me on Twitter @glenngeher

Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward Statistics: Understanding the Tools of Research. New York: Oxford University Press.

STATS with GLENN – Free videos to go with Straightforward Statistics (Geher & Hall, 2014)

Geher, G. (2019). Own Your Psychology Major! A Guide to Student Success. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (AMAZON LINK HERE)

Wilson, D. S., Geher, G., Mativetsky, H., & Gallup, A. (2019). Darwin’s Roadmap to the Curriculum: Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Geher, G. (2014). Evolutionary Psychology 101. New York: Springer.

Geher, G., & Kaufman, S. B. (2013). Mating Intelligence Unleashed. New York: Oxford University Press.


Welcome to the website of Glenn Geher, Professor of Psychology, Founding Director of SUNY New Paltz’s Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS), co-director of the international Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium (funded with a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation), and Past President of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS).

Check out our upcoming events at the EvoS Seminar Series Page for the full list of our EvoS Spring Speaker series!

Evolution is nothing more than a “statistical bias in the rate of perpetuation of alternatives.” G. C. Williams (1966, p. 22).

“Even though the cavemen don’t seem like they were having much fun, I bet they were!” M. Geher (2012).