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Geher, G. & Wedberg, N. (2022). 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 2023

PSY 363: Evolutionary Psychology

HON 393: Evolution and the Human Condition

OFFICE HOURS for FALL 2023: (between Friday, 8/25 through 12/20; exceptions noted below); Office is WH, 347

  • Tuesdays, 2-4:00 pm (virtual only); HOURS END AT 3:25 ON TUESDAY, 11/27 DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT
  • Wednesdays, 1-330 pm (in-person) HOURS end at 3:15 on W, 12/6 due to schedule conflict
  • Fridays, 2:00-3:50pm (in-person); no hours on 11/10 due to schedule conflict

NOTE: I do not make specific scheduled meetings as my hours are “walk-in/first-come-first served.” That said, I do take time constraints into account in an effort to meet with all students who need to meet with me. There is no reason to email me ahead of meeting–please just stop on by!

PROCESS FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS: On Tuesdays, my hours are virtual-only. To meet with me virtually, you need to email me ( DURING THE TIME WINDOW OF THE HOURS (NOT PRIOR) to let me know that you’re planning to meet with me. And hop into my online WebEx waiting room at the same time (URL for that room is here:



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).