About the Author
Until his untimely death in January 2003 at the age of 44, Alan S. Miller was Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Hokkaido University, Japan, and Affiliate Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Professor Miller wrote widely in the areas of crime and deviant behaviour, religion, and cross-cultural social psychology. Recent publications include (with Satoshi Kanazawa) i Order by Accident: The Origins and Consequences ofConformity in Contemporary Japanese Society /i(Westview Press, 2000). Satoshi Kanazawa is Reader and Lecturer of Management and Research Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the first sociologist to introduce modern evolutionary psychology into sociology. His work has been widely featured in the media in several continents, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Times (London), Time, PsychologyToday, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and on BBC Radio 4 and the National Public Radio's All Things Considered, among other TV and radio shows.