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Abraham P Buunk University of Groningen, Netherlands

Abraham (Bram) P. Buunk has been an Academy Professor in Evolutionary Social Psychology at the University of Groningen, on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), since 2005. His main current interest is the application of evolutionary theorizing to human social behaviour. He has published over 6500 articles and chapters on a large variety of topics,  on applied topics, including professional burnout, jealousy, absenteeism, AIDS-prevention, loneliness, depression, marital satisfaction, well-being among the elderly, interpersonal violence, psychological effects of oral contraception, and coping with cancer. He wais co-editor of Health, coping and well-being: Perspectives from social comparison theory (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997), and Applied Social Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 201708). He has served, among others, on scientific boards for the Dutch Cancer Foundation (NKB-KWF) and the Dutch AIDS Foundation. He was a member of the Programme Committee on Evolution and Behaviour of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Currently AbrahamBram Buunk is conducting research particularly in Latin America on various applied psychology themes, including domestic violence, and mate choice, from an evolutionary perspective. He is Visiting Professor at the Universidad Católica in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Associate Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute. He received in 2012 the distinction of Honorary Professor at the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria (Arequipa, Peru).