Daniel Nettle

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Daniel Nettle (born 1970) is a British behavioural researcher, biologist and social scientist.[1] He is notable for his research that integrates psychology with evolutionary and comparative biology. After obtaining a BA in Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford University, Nettle went on to complete a PhD in Biological Anthropology at University College London. He is now a Professor of Behavioural Science and Co-Director of the Centre for Behaviour & Evolution at Newcastle University.[2]

Nettle is the author of several books, most notably, Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile (2005),[3] Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are (2007),[4] and Tyneside Neighbourhoods: Deprivation, Social Life and Social Behaviour in One English City (2015).[5] The latter is a free open-access e-book.

Nettle authors a series of monthly online essays about society, science and academic life, entitled Hanging On To The Edges.[6]


  1. ^ "Daniel Nettle's personal web page". 
  2. ^ http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbe/people/
  3. ^ Nettle, D. (2005). Happiness: The Science behind your Smile Oxford: Oxford University Press
  4. ^ Nettle, D. (2007). Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are: Oxford: Oxford University Press
  5. ^ Nettle, D. (2015). Tyneside Neighbourhoods: Deprivation, Social Life and Social Behaviour in One English City. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers
  6. ^ https://www.danielnettle.org.uk/hotte/

External links

  • Daniel Nettle's homepage; this includes downloadable versions of most of his publications.
  • Download link for Tyneside Neighbourhoods
  • Hanging On To The Edges homepage.
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