“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={J. Henrich and R. Boyd and S. Bowles and C. Camerer and E. Fehr and Herbert Gintis and R. McElreath and Michael Alvard and A. Barr and J. Ensminger and N. Henrich and K. Hill and F. Gil-White and M. Gurven and F. Marlowe and J. Patton and D. Tracer},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={795 - 815}
  • J. Henrich, R. Boyd, +14 authors D. Tracer
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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