Léo Fitouchi

Léo Fitouchi

IAST Research Fellow, PhD in Psychology

Research interests

Evolutionary moral psychology
Cognitive science of religion
Cultural evolution of institutions
Evolutionary social science


Léo Fitouchi is a Research Fellow at IAST. His research investigates the evolved mechanisms of moral cognition and how they shape the cultural evolution of moral norms, religious traditions, and punitive institutions across human societies. He tackles those questions by integrating insights from the social, cognitive, and evolutionary sciences, and testing predictions of the accounts he proposes by means of psychological experiments and cross-cultural databases. He received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris before joining the IAST.


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