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1978 …2019

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2019

Dorothy Cheney (1950-2018)

Silk, J., Mar 1 2019, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 28, 2, p. 50-51 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Dorothy L. Cheney (1950-2018)

Beehner, J., Bergman, T., Fischer, J. & Silk, J., Feb 1 2019, In : Nature ecology & evolution. 3, 2, p. 147-148 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Hyena politics: The dynamics of dynasties

Silk, J., Apr 30 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 18, p. 8644-8645 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Insights into the evolution of social systems and species from baboon studies

Fischer, J., Higham, J. P., Alberts, S. C., Barrett, L., Beehner, J. C., Bergman, T. J., Carter, A. J., Collins, A., Elton, S., Fagot, J., Ferreira da Silva, M. J., Hammerschmidt, K., Henzi, P., Jolly, C. J., Knauf, S., Kopp, G. H., Rogers, J., Roos, C., Ross, C., Seyfarth, R. M. & 6 others, Silk, J., Snyder-Mackler, N., Staedele, V., Swedell, L., Wilson, M. L. & Zinner, D., Nov 12 2019, In : eLife. 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Male–female relationships in olive baboons (Papio anubis): Parenting or mating effort?

Städele, V., Roberts, E. R., Barrett, B. J., Strum, S. C., Vigilant, L. & Silk, J., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 127, p. 81-92 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

The evolution of human cooperation

Apicella, C. L. & Silk, J., Jun 3 2019, In : Current Biology. 29, 11, p. R447-R450

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Universal norm psychology leads to societal diversity in prosocial behaviour and development

House, B. R., Kanngiesser, P., Barrett, H. C., Broesch, T., Cebioglu, S., Crittenden, A. N., Erut, A., Lew-Levy, S., Sebastian-Enesco, C., Smith, A. M., Yilmaz, S. & Silk, J. B., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Human Behaviour.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2018

Quality versus quantity: do weak bonds enhance the fitness of female baboons?

Silk, J., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., Jun 1 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 140, p. 207-211 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

To grunt or not to grunt: Factors governing call production in female olive baboons, Papio anubis

Silk, J., Roberts, E. R., Städele, V. & Strum, S. C., Nov 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 11, e0204601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2017

Female–male relationships influence the form of female–female relationships in olive baboons, Papio anubis

Silk, J., Roberts, E. R., Barrett, B. J., Patterson, S. K. & Strum, S. C., Sep 1 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 131, p. 89-98 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Sociality in primates

Silk, J. & Kappeler, P. M., Jan 1 2017, Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press, p. 253-283 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations

The roots of prosocial preferences

Silk, J., Jan 1 2017, Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives?. Taylor and Francis, p. 9-26 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations
2016

Animal Behaviour: Friendship Enhances Trust in Chimpanzees

Silk, J., Jan 25 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 2, p. R76-R78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evolution: Taxonomies of cognition

Silk, J., Apr 13 2016, In : Nature. 532, 7598, p. 176 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Infant mortality risk and paternity certainty are associated with postnatal maternal behavior toward adult male mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J. P., Silk, J., Vigilant, L. & Stoinski, T. S., Feb 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 2, e0147441.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Network connections, dyadic bonds and fitness in wild female baboons

Cheney, D. L., Silk, J. & Seyfarth, R. M., Jul 27 2016, In : Royal Society Open Science. 3, 7, 160255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Relationships Between Adult Male and Maturing Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) Persist Across Developmental Stages and Social Upheaval

Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J. P., Silk, J. & Stoinski, T. S., Feb 1 2016, In : Ethology. 122, 2, p. 134-150 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Strategic use of affiliative vocalizations by wild female baboons

Silk, J., Seyfarth, R. M. & Cheney, D. L., Oct 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 10, e0163978.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

The evolution of altruistic social preferences in human groups

Silk, J. & House, B. R., Feb 5 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371, 1687

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
2015

Male rank, not paternity, predicts male-immature relationships inmountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei

Rosenbaum, S., Hirwa, J. P., Silk, J., Vigilant, L. & Stoinski, T. S., Jun 1 2015, In : Animal Behaviour. 104, p. 13-24 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Unpaid researchers: Fieldwork grants would up diversity

Silk, J., Jul 9 2015, In : Nature. 523, 7559, p. 158 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

Animal behaviour: The evolutionary roots of lethal conflict

Silk, J., Sep 18 2014, In : Nature. 513, 7518, p. 321-322 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Evolutionary perspectives on the links between close social bonds, health, and fitness

Silk, J., Oct 16 2014, Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography: A Collection of Papers. National Academy of Sciences, p. 121-144 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

15 Scopus citations

Fosterage as a System of Dispersed Cooperative Breeding: Evidence from the Himba

Scelza, B. A. & Silk, J., Dec 6 2014, In : Human Nature. 25, 4, p. 448-464 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Looking inside the black box: Mechanisms linking social behavior to health and fitness

Silk, J., Jan 1 2014, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 23, 3, p. 83-84 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2 Scopus citations

Mothers know best

Silk, J., Dec 23 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 51, p. 18106-18107 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Social bonds in female baboons: The interaction between personality, kinship and rank

Seyfarth, R. M., Silk, J. & Cheney, D. L., Jan 1 2014, In : Animal Behaviour. 87, C, p. 23-29 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Task design influences prosociality in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

House, B. R., Silk, J., Lambeth, S. P. & Schapiro, S. J., Sep 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 9, e103422.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations
2013

A practical guide to the study of social relationships

Silk, J., Cheney, D. & Seyfarth, R., Sep 1 2013, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 22, 5, p. 213-225 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Scopus citations

Chimpanzees share food for many reasons: The role of kinship, reciprocity, social bonds and harassment on food transfers

Silk, J., Brosnan, S. F., Henrich, J., Lambeth, S. P. & Shapiro, S., May 1 2013, In : Animal Behaviour. 85, 5, p. 941-947 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

Contributions of Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Van Schaik, C. & Silk, J., Sep 1 2013, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 22, 5, p. 200-201 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Interpretative problems with chimpanzee ultimatum game

Henrich, J. & Silk, J., Aug 13 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 33, p. E3049

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

3 Scopus citations

Introduction to special issue

Silk, J., Sep 1 2013, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 22, 5, p. 197 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Ontogeny of prosocial behavior across diverse societies

House, B. R., Silk, J., Henrich, J., Barrett, H. C., Scelza, B. A., Boyette, A. H., Hewlett, B. S., McElreath, R. & Laurence, S., Sep 3 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 36, p. 14586-14591 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

122 Scopus citations

Reciprocal altruism

Silk, J., Sep 23 2013, In : Current Biology. 23, 18, p. R827-E828

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

7 Scopus citations

Searching for the evolutionary roots of human morality

Jensen, K. & Silk, J., Jan 1 2013, Handbook of Moral Development, Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, p. 475-494 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

The bystander effect in an N-person dictator game

Panchanathan, K., Frankenhuis, W. E. & Silk, J., Mar 1 2013, In : Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 120, 2, p. 285-297 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

The contributions of Jeanne Altmann

Alberts, S. C. & Silk, J., Sep 1 2013, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 22, 5, p. 198-199 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The development of contingent reciprocity in children

House, B., Henrich, J., Sarnecka, B. & Silk, J. B., Mar 1 2013, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 34, 2, p. 86-93 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations
2012

Empathy, sympathy, and prosocial preferences in primates

Silk, J. B., Sep 18 2012, Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Evidence for intrasexual selection in wild female baboons

Cheney, D. L., Silk, J. B. & Seyfarth, R. M., Jul 1 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 84, 1, p. 21-27 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Stability of partner choice among female baboons

Silk, J. B., Alberts, S. C., Altmann, J., Cheney, D. L. & Seyfarth, R. M., Jun 1 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 83, 6, p. 1511-1518 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations

The ontogeny of human prosociality: Behavioral experiments with children aged 3 to 8

House, B. R., Henrich, J., Brosnan, S. F. & Silk, J. B., Jul 1 2012, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 33, 4, p. 291-308 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

The Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Prosocial Behavior

Silk, J. B. & House, B. R., Sep 18 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Scopus citations

The role of tracking and tolerance in relationship among friends

Xue, M. & Silk, J. B., Jan 1 2012, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 33, 1, p. 17-25 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Variation in personality and fitness in wild female baboons

Seyfarth, R. M., Silk, J. & Cheney, D. L., Oct 16 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 42, p. 16980-16985 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations
2011

Evolutionary biology: The path to sociality

Silk, J. B., Nov 10 2011, In : Nature. 479, 7372, p. 182-183 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

4 Scopus citations

Evolutionary foundations of human prosocial sentiments

Silk, J. B. & House, B. R., Jun 28 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, SUPPL. 2, p. 10910-10917 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

91 Scopus citations

Male-immature relationships in multi-male groups of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Rosenbaum, S., Silk, J. B. & Stoinski, T. S., Apr 1 2011, In : American Journal of Primatology. 73, 4, p. 356-365 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Social knowledge

Jensen, K., Silk, J. B., Andrews, K., Bshary, R., Cheney, D. L., Emery, N., Hemelrijk, C. K., Holekamp, K., Penn, D. C., Perner, J. & Teufel, C., Dec 1 2011, Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition. The MIT Press, p. 267-290 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations