Tsimane Health and Life History Project

  • A new paper stresses the importance of ecological thinking and diverse study samples to improve psychological science

  • Two indigenous populations give UCSB anthropologists a glimpse into how diet — and western eating habits — impact health and wellbeing

    Two indigenous populations offer a glimpse into how diet — and western eating habits — impact health and wellbeing

  • Belief that good health is beyond their control — not lack of education — deters some indigenous populations from seeking medical care

    Self-efficacy — not education — plays the greater role in indigenous people's decisions to access modern healthcare

  • Tsimane Family

    Forager-farmer population provides valuable clues to the impact of industrialization on life and health

  • 80-year-old Tsimane have the same arterial age as Americans in their mid-fifties

    Study finds 80-year-old indigenous forager-farmers have the same arterial age as Americans in their mid-50s

  • Tsimane women

    Studies of Bolivian forager-farmers shed light on costs of high birthrates, effects of pathogens on metabolism

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