B.S., University of New Mexico; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
Visiting Lecturer in Psychology
Interests include evolutionary psychology, comparative psychology, brain evolution, and behavioral neuroscience.
Dr. Prokosch primarily conducts research in the area of evolutionary psychology. His work focuses on the dynamics of human mate preferences as well as inquiries into the adaptive function of cognitive traits such as intelligence, language, and creativity.
Dr. Prokosch specializes in teaching topics in psychology at both a foundational level and at an advanced level including special topics in evolution, animal behavior, social cognition, and neuroscience. At Wellesley, he teaches the advanced seminar in brain and behavior and the survey course on evolution and human behavior.
Dr. Prokosch also teaches courses at Northeastern University including the Honors course in psychology and the upper-level seminars in biological psychology and social psychology.
He is the author of the forthcoming textbook Foundations of Psychology.