Holly Arrow

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Research Interests and Publications

Dr. Arrow has two major research interests: the formation and development of small groups as complex dynamic systems and the psychology of war, in particular the evolution of social capacities that help men and women cope with the challenges to survival and reproductive success posed by war. For further information, please visit Dr. Arrow's website.

Dr. Arrow is no longer accepting new graduate students.

Selected Publications:

Arrow, H., & Henry, K.B. (2019). Complexity dynamics in small groups. In G.Y. Georgiev et al. (Eds.). Evolution, Development, and Complexity: Multiscale Models in Complex Adaptive Systems (pp. 403-420). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-00075-2 18

Arrow, H., & Garinther, A. (2018). Thinking together about genocide: Socially shared cognition in context. In D. Pritchard, J. Kallestrup, A. Carter, & O. Palermos (Eds.), Socially Extended Epistemology (pp. 173-194). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Arrow, H., & Schumacher, W.M. (2017, May 21). What is moral injury in veterans? The Conversation.

Sutcliffe, A.J., R.I.M. Dunbar, R.I.M. Binder, J. & Arrow, H. (2014). Relationships and the social brain hypothesis: Integrating evolutionary and psychological perspectives.  In R. I. M. Dunbar, Clive Gamble, and J. A. J. Gowlett (Eds.), Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers (pp. 129-150).

Wolfe, A., & Arrow, H. (2013). Military influence tactics: Lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military Psychology, 25 (5), 428-437. doi: 10.1037/mil0000009

Hannagan, R.J., & Arrow, H. (2011). Reengineering gender relations in modern militaries: An evolutionary perspective. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 12, 1-19.

Arrow, H., & Henry, K.B. (2010). Using complexity to promote group learning in health care. Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice, 16, 861-866.

Arrow, H. (2010). Cliques, coalitions, comrades, and colleagues: Sources of cohesion in groups. In R. Dunbar, C. Gamble & J. Gowlett (Eds.) Social Brain, Distributed Mind. Proceedings of the British Academy (158), 269-281. Oxford University Press.

Arrow, H. (2007, October 26).  The sharp end of altruism. Science, 318, 581.