“Economic man” in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies

  title={“Economic man” in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies},
  author={Joseph Henrich and Robert Boyd and Samuel Bowles and Colin Camerer and Ernst Fehr and Herbert Gintis and Richard Mcelreath and Michael Alvard and Abigail M. Barr and Jean Ensminger and Natalie Henrich and Kim R. Hill and Francisco J. Gil-White and Michael D. Gurven and Frank W. Marlowe and John Q. Patton and D. Tracer},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={795 - 815}
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 research, however, cannot determine whether the uniformity results from universal patterns of human behavior or from the limited cultural variation available among the university students used in virtually all prior experimental work. To address this, we undertook a cross-cultural study of behavior in… 

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