The Penn Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology (PLEEP), established by Robert Kurzban, an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvania, conducts experimental research informed by evolutionary considerations, largely focused on evolved cognitive adaptations for social life.
Research, Philosophy, and Motto. Evolution gave rise to mechanisms designed to solve the bewildering array of problems that humans faced, from problems of survival to navigating the intricate strategic dynamics of the social world. Was there an adaptive problem faced by our ancestors for a substantial period of human history? If so, then, yeah, there's an adaptation for that.
Research in the lab is currently being conducted on morality, social & economic preferences, self-control, hormones & behavior, friendship, physical attractiveness, modularity, male parental investment, and other topics.