About the Author
Kevin MacDonald is Professor of Psychology atCalifornia State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840-0901, USA. Hisresearch has focused on developing evolutionary perspectives in history anddevelopmental psychology. After receiving a Masters degree in evolutionarybiology, he received a Ph.D. in biobehavioral sciences at the University ofConnecticut working on behavioral development in wolves, and he continueddevelopmental research during a post-doctoral fellowship at the University ofIllinois performing research on human parent-child play. His research hasfocused on developing evolutionary perspectives in developmental psychology. Hehas also authored four books, Social andPersonality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis (NY: Plenum, 1988) and A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism asa Group Evolutionary Strategy (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994), Separation and Its Discontents: Toward anEvolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism (Westport, CT, 1998), and The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysisof Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements(Westport, CT, 1998).