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The evolution of prestige: freely conferred deference as a mechanism for enhancing the benefits of cultural transmission.
In Search of Homo Economicus: Behavioral Experiments in 15 Small- Scale Societies
We can summarize our results as follows. First, the canonical model is not supported in any society studied. Second, there is considerably more behavioral variability across groups than had been…
The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter
- J. Henrich
- 27 October 2015
A Puzzling Primate: How Culture Stole The authors' Guts, Prestige, Dominance, and Menopause shaped Cultural Evolution.
Demography and Cultural Evolution: How Adaptive Cultural Processes Can Produce Maladaptive Losses—The Tasmanian Case
- J. Henrich
- SociologyAmerican Antiquity
- 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…
Cultural group selection, coevolutionary processes and large-scale cooperation
- J. Henrich
- Biology, Psychology
“Economic man” in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies
A cross-cultural study of behavior in ultimatum, public goods, and dictator games in a range of small-scale societies exhibiting a wide variety of economic and cultural conditions found the canonical model – based on self-interest – fails in all of the societies studied.
The weirdest people in the world?
Abstract Behavioral scientists routinely publish broad claims about human psychology and behavior in the world's top journals based on samples drawn entirely from Western, Educated, Industrialized,…
Foundations of Human Sociality - Economic Experiments and Ethnographic: Evidence From Fifteen Small-Scale Societies
What motives underlie the ways humans interact socially? Are these the same for all societies? Are these part of our nature, or influenced by our environments? Over the last decade, research in…
Costly Punishment Across Human Societies
Experimental results from 15 diverse populations show that all populations demonstrate some willingness to administer costly punishment as unequal behavior increases, and the magnitude of this punishment varies substantially across populations, and costly punishment positively covaries with altruistic behavior across populations.