Dr. Michael Mills

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Associate Professor
Psychology Department
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045 


Office: University Hall, Room 4757

Office hours:   Wed: 10:30 - 4:00, Thurs 10:30 -  1:00
Please email in advance to make an appt, as I am sometimes called to attend committee meetings.   Summer off hours: by appt.

Phone: (310) 338-3017

Email: memills@gmail.com    

 

General Interests:   

bulletEvolutionary psychology
  
Evolved cognitive and emotional adaptations (i.e., human nature) , life history
    strategies, motivation, memetics, evolutionary feedback loops, animal
    behavior.
bulletSex differences / gender differences
    Evolved sexually dimorphic psychological adaptations, and their proximate
     mechanisms  (e.g., effects of early fetal hormonalization on brain development,
     cross-cultural manifestations of sexually dimorphic adaptations).
bulletPsychology and Sustainability / Ecological psychology
    Psychological strategies humans might implement to avoid ecological overshoot
    and population collapse.
bulletPsychometrics / psychological testing   
bulletComputer applications in psychology  
   

Other Websites: 

bulletClass wikis:  DrMillsLMU.wikispaces.com  /  drmills-lmu.com/wiki-book

Some computer aids to help you boost your productivity:  

bulletReading. Keep up with that mountain of reading -- have your computer read files aloud
to you (including online articles or books, or those that you've scanned in) with TextAloud
It can also save audio files to MP3 format for listening with a portable MP3 player in the
car, at the gym, etc.  I use the AT&T Natural Voices option for very human sounding speech synthesis.
bulletWriting. Speed up your writing with a computer dictation program such as NaturallySpeaking.
bulletEditing with ViIf you are a vi editor addict like me, and have been looking for a vi
editor emulation plug-in for Microsoft Word for Windows that allows for the use of vi
commands for editing within MS Word, see Vi/vim emulation for Visual Studio, Word,
Outlook and SQL Server http://www.viemu.com/ .   Also see the stand alone
vi editor called vim at www.vim.org.

Seeking Research Assistants:

Graphic Artist -- to assist with developing graphics (diagrams, charts, graphics, photos,
cartoons, etc.) for a book on the evolutionary psychology of sex differences.

Research Assistant / Editor -- do library research and summarize research studies.

 

A "heads up"  -- we are entering a post "peak oil" world:

bulletEvolutionary Psychology and Peak Oil

 


I support free, online access to scientific research journals. 

For example, see:

bulletEvolutionary Psychology - an open-access peer-reviewed journal
bulletScienceEcommons.org
bulletPublic Library of Science (PLOS)

     

    (c) Copyright 2014 Michael E. Mills