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Andrew G. Thomas PhD CPsychol MBACP


Andrew G. Thomas, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer of psychology at Swansea University. His main research interests are mate preferences and relationship wellbeing which he investigates through the lenses of evolutionary psychology – an approach which acknowledges that the mind, much like the body, is subject to the forces of evolution, and has been shaped over time by the challenges encountered by our ancestors.

His research often involves considering cross-cultural and sex differences in desires and behaviour in order to understand what human qualities are more or less affected by culture.

Andrew has made several media appearances to discuss attraction and the evolutionary psychology of decision making, including on BBC's X-Ray and BBC Radio Wales. His research has featured in several prominent magazines and newspapers including Time, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Mail, and The Sun.

Andrew is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He completed his Ph.D. at Swansea University, U.K. under the supervision of Dr Steve Stewart-Williams.

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