Jack A. Palmer is a professor of psychology at the University of Louisiana where he teaches undergraduate and graduate physiological psychology, developmental psychology and evolutionary psychology. He received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Clemson University where he developed a keen interest in ethology.  He attended graduate school at the University of Georgia where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology focusing on physiological and comparative psychology with a particular emphasis on primatology. At UGA he also completed graduate course work in physical anthropology concentrating on human evolutionary origins. While completing his graduate work he did experimental cognitive research on old and new world monkeys housed in the university labs and did observational studies of social behavior in semi-free ranging monkey groups at Yerkes primate field station near Atlanta. He also observed Kanzi and other great apes being trained and tested at Yerkes  Language Research Center. Later on, he did his doctoral dissertation work investigating language development and concept formation in young children attending the Athens Georgia Montessori school. Dr. Palmer continues to have an active interest in human psychological research but he sees his niche more as a synthesizer of new ideas. The evolutionary psychology textbook demonstrates that data and theories from diverse scientific disciplines can be woven into a meaningful composite tapestry that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Linda K. Palmer is a writer and editor who lives in the coastal mountains of Oregon, where she serves as editor-in-chief of Edition Naam USA, a publisher of spiritual books and videos. Linda holds a master's degree in experimental psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She taught child psychology, statistics, physiological psychology, and human exceptionalities at Louisiana Tech University from 1995 - 1998, while completing doctoral coursework in counseling psychology. She specialized in counseling patients with chronic medical conditions and developed a holistic, biopsychosocial model based on both evolutionary and spiritual perspectives. Her early research focused on the psychological effects of rhythmic exercise, particularly in women. She later began an exploration into the complex pattern of abilities, personalities, and interests of artistic and creative individuals. In 1998, after passing her doctoral exams with highest merit, Linda left the field of psychology to pursue a secluded, contemplative lifestyle.

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