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Demography and cultural evolution: How adaptive cultural processes can produce maladaptive losses: The Tasmanian case
- J. Henrich
- 1 April 2004
A combination of archeological and ethnohistorical evidence indicates that, over an approximately 8,000-year period, from the beginning of the Holocene until European explorers began arriving in the… Expand
Cultural group selection, coevolutionary processes and large-scale cooperation
- J. Henrich
Abstract In constructing improved models of human behavior, both experimental and behavioral economists have increasingly turned to evolutionary theory for insights into human psychology and… Expand
"Economic man" in cross-cultural perspective: behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies.
- J. Henrich, R. Boyd, +14 authors D. Tracer
- Psychology, Medicine
- The Behavioral and brain sciences
- 1 December 2005
Researchers from across the social sciences have found consistent deviations from the predictions of the canonical model of self-interest in hundreds of experiments from around the world. This… Expand
The evolution of conformist transmission and the emergence of between-group differences.
Unlike other animal species, much of the variation among human groups is cultural: genetically similar people living in similar environments exhibit strikingly different patterns of behavior because… Expand
Costly Punishment Across Human Societies
Recent behavioral experiments aimed at understanding the evolutionary foundations of human cooperation have suggested that a willingness to engage in costly punishment, even in one-shot situations,… Expand
Markets, Religion, Community Size, and the Evolution of Fairness and Punishment
A Fair Society Many of the social interactions of everyday life, especially those involving economic exchange, take place between individuals who are unrelated to each other and often do not know… Expand
Pride, personality, and the evolutionary foundations of human social status
Based on evolutionary logic, Henrich and Gil-White [Evolution and Human Behavior, 22(3), 165–196] distinguished between two routes to attaining social status in human societies: dominance, based on… Expand
Can War Foster Cooperation?
- Michal Bauer, Christopher Blattman, Julie Chytilová, J. Henrich, Edward Miguel, Tamar Mitts
- 1 June 2016
In the past decade, nearly 20 studies have found a strong, persistent pattern in surveys and behavioral experiments from over 40 countries: individual exposure to war violence tends to increase… Expand
The evolution of cultural evolution
Humans are unique in their range of environments and in the nature and diversity of their behavioral adaptations. While a variety of local genetic adaptations exist within our species, it seems… Expand
The evolution of costly displays, cooperation and religion: credibility enhancing displays and their implications for cultural evolution
- J. Henrich
- 1 July 2009
This paper lays out an evolutionary theory for the cognitive foundations and cultural emergence of the extravagant displays (e.g., ritual mutilation, animal sacrifice and martyrdom) that have so… Expand