Courant Forschungszentrum ´´Evolution des Sozialverhaltens´´
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B. Fink

Bernhard Fink

Emmy-Noether-Research Group Leader

Department of Biological Personality & Assessment and
Courant Research Center ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’
University Göttingen
Kellnerweg 6
37077 Göttingen


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Main scientific interests

• Sex differences and sexual dimorphism in humans
• Human physical appearance and mate preferences
• Digit ratio (2D.4D) and sex-dependent behavior

Curriculum Vitae

• Studies of Anthropology and Psychology (University of Vienna)
• Diploma in Biology (University of Vienna, 2001)
• PhD in Anthropology (University of Vienna, 2003)
• Post-Doc; LBI for Urban Ethology, Vienna (2003-2005)
• Post-Doc; Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology (University of Göttingen)
• Leader of the Emmy-Noether-Research Group on Evolutionary Psychology of Human Physical Appearance (University of Göttingen)


• American Psychological Association (APA)
• American Psychological Society (APS)
• Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES)
• Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
• International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE)
• Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Popularization of research

I have been trying to increase the public understanding of evolutionary mechanisms and principles of human behavior, in particular aspects that relate to human mating strategies and physical attraction. In this regard, my research has been covered by various TV stations such as the BBC (UK), ARD, ZDF, RTL, SAT1, 3SAT, RTL2, PRO7, VIVA, VOX (Germany), ORF (Austria) and newspapers and magazines (e.g. The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Mail, Der Standard, Salzburger Nachrichten, Kurier, Women, Men’s Health, GQ, Science & Vie, Marie Claire, Madison, Vogue).