Jon Maner

University Florida State University
Department Psychology

Research details

Jon Maner is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and mentor, and an internationally recognized leader in the science of motivation. His research examines ways in which fundamental social motives influence social and physiological processes in a range of different areas, including social hierarchy, social affiliation, and close relationships. His work resides at the interface of social psychology and evolutionary biology.. Jon Maner is a leader in the science of motivation. His work bridges social psychology and evolutionary psychology to study a range of social processes: What are the strategies that people use to navigate social hierarchies? What processes help people successfully form and maintain close relationships? How do people respond to social rejection? How do fear, anxiety, and disgust help people protect themselves from harm?