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Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan
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"Economic man" in cross-cultural perspective: behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies.
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. ThisExpand
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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
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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 knowExpand
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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 seemsExpand
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The natural selection of bad science
Poor research design and data analysis encourage false-positive findings. Such poor methods persist despite perennial calls for improvement, suggesting that they result from something more than justExpand
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Egalitarian motives in humans
Participants in laboratory games are often willing to alter others' incomes at a cost to themselves, and this behaviour has the effect of promoting cooperation. What motivates this action is unclear:Expand
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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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Shared Norms and the Evolution of Ethnic Markers
chone use of an “abundant” resource. Yukon Tourism Occasional Papers in Archaeology 3. o s w a l t , w e n d e l l h . 1963. Mission of change in Alaska. San Marino: Huntington Library. ———. 1990.Expand
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Conformists and mavericks: the empirics of frequency-dependent cultural transmission
Conformity is a type of social learning that has received considerable attention among social psychologists and human evolutionary ecologists, but existing empirical research does not identifyExpand
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