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Punishment Medicine & Life Sciences
Cultural Evolution Medicine & Life Sciences
Altruism Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
cooperative behavior Earth & Environmental Sciences
Game Theory Medicine & Life Sciences
reciprocity Earth & Environmental Sciences
Learning Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1972 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Causal understanding is not necessary for the improvement of culturally evolving technology

Derex, M., Bonnefon, J. F., Boyd, R. & Mesoudi, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Nature Human Behaviour.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Cultural Evolution
12 Citations (Scopus)
Cultural Evolution
multicultural diversity
Cultural Diversity
4 Citations (Scopus)


Boyd, R., Richerson, P. J., Meinzen-Dick, R., De Moor, T., Jackson, M. O., Gjerde, K. M., Harden-Davies, H., Frischmann, B. M., Madison, M. J., Strandburg, K. J., McLean, A. R. & Dye, C., Dec 14 2018, In : Science. 362, 6420, p. 1236-1241 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Participation
Policy Making
Social Norms
Natural Resources

Social information can potentiate understanding despite inhibiting cognitive effort

Derex, M. & Boyd, R., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 9980.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social learning
cognitive ability
laboratory experiment

Cultural inheritance and evolutionary ecology

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Sep 29 2017, Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 61-92 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Projects 2014 2020