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Holly Arrow

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1996
  • Office: 421 Straub Hall
  • Interests: Social/Personality, Small Group Dynamics, Psychology of War
  • Website: Website

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 will not be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2020.

Selected Publications:

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.

Smirnov, O., Arrow, H., Kennett, D., & Orbell, J. (2007). Ancestral war and the evolutionary origins of ‘heroism.’ Journal of Politics, 69(4), 927-940.

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

Arrow, H., & McGrath, J.E., & Berdahl, J.L. (2000). Small groups as complex systems: Formation, coordination, development, and adaptation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.