Mgr. Petr Tureček, Ph.D.

Petr Tureček
Petr Tureček studied theoretical and evolutionary biology at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. Primarily, he focuses on cultural evolution. Through mathematical modeling, he investigates the impact of differences between genetic and social transmission on the processes of adaptation and divergence in the respective domains. He also teaches Cultural evolution at his alma mater, where he works as an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and History of Science.

His other interests are fairly broad. They include the evolution of mimicry, sexual selection, or the impact of grandparents on the birth and survival of grandchildren. He enjoys pioneering new and bizzare areas of study. Therefore, he also explores semantic pareidolia and the Living Yurt Hypothesis.

He is a member of the Blá group, with which he publishes a literary magazine, organizes concerts, and public poetry readings.

He wrote the childrens' book "Hair is Returning" and the poetry collection "Birds and Asses Flew Merrily".

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Petr Tureček at ResearchGate

Selected bibliography:

Tureček, Petr; Kozák, M.; Slavík, J. (2023): How subcultures emerge.

Evolutionary Human Sciences, 5, 1-23.

Misiak, M.; Curry, O. S. ; Tureček, Petr (2023): Moral Messaging: Testing a Framing Technique during a Pandemic.

Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 45(1), 38-48.

Velková, A.; Tureček, Petr (2022): Influence of parental death on child mortality and the phenomenon of the stepfamily in western Bohemia in 1708–1834

The History of the Family, 27(3), 434-452.

Tureček, Petr; Kleisner, Karel (2022): Symptomic Mimicry Between SARS-CoV-2 and the Common Cold Complex.

Biosemiotics, 15(1), 61-66.

Saribay, S. A. ; Tureček, Petr; Paluch, P.; Kleisner, Karel (2021): Differential effects of resource scarcity and pathogen prevalence on heterosexual women's facial masculinity preferences.

Evolutionary Human Sciences, 3.

Kleisner, Karel; Tureček, Petr; Roberts, Craig S.; Havlíček, J.; Valentova, J. V.; Akoko, R. M.; Saribay, S. A. (2021): How and why patterns of sexual dimorphism in human faces vary across the world.

Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-14.

Havlíček, J.; Tureček, Petr; Velková, A. (2021): One but not two grandmothers increased child survival in poorer families in west Bohemian population,

1708–1834. Behav Ecol.

Brejcha, J.; Tureček, Petr; Kleisner, Karel (2021): Perception-driven dynamics of mimicry based on attractor field model.

Interface Focus, 11(3), 20200052. (Shared first authorship)

Tureček, Petr; Slavík, J.; Kozák, M.; Havlíček, Jan (2019): Non-particulate inheritance revisited: Evolution in systems with Parental Variability-Dependent Inheritance

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 127(2), 518–533.

Štěrbová, Zuzana; Tureček, Petr; Kleisner, Karel (2019): She Always Steps in the Same River: Similarity Among Long-Term Partners in Their Demographic, Physical, and Personality Characteristics

Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 52.

Kleisner, Karel; Kočnar, T.; Tureček, Petr; Stella, D.; Akoko, R. M.; Třebický, Vít; Havlíček, J. (2017): African and European perception of African female attractiveness

Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(6), 744-755.

Kleisner, Karel; Tureček, Petr (2017): Cultural and biological evolution: what is the difference?

Biosemiotics, 10(1), 127-130.

Tureček, Petr; Havlíček, J. (2017): Kultura jako předmět a produkt evoluce

O původu kultury (Ovčáčková, L. ed.). Academia, Praha, pp. 185-231.