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2020
Open Access
2019

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

6 Scopus citations

Irrelevant-action imitation is short-term and contextual: Evidence from two under-studied populations

Kline, M. A., Gervais, M. M., Moya, C. & Boyd, R. T., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Science. e12903.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018
20 Scopus citations

INSIGHTS

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

12 Scopus citations

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

1 Scopus citations
2017

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

12 Scopus citations

Innovation: An emerging focus from cells to societies

Hochberg, M. E., Marquet, P. A., Boyd, R. & Wagner, A., Dec 5 2017, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 372, 1735, 20160414.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

The Evolution of Human Uniqueness

Boyd, R., 2017, In : Spanish Journal of Psychology. 19

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016
7 Scopus citations

How evolved psychological mechanisms empower cultural group selection

Henrich, J. & Boyd, R., 2016, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39, p. e40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Partial connectivity increases cultural accumulation within groups

Derex, M. & Boyd, R., Mar 15 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 11, p. 2982-2987 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations
6 Scopus citations

Understanding cumulative cultural evolution

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Derex, M., Kline, M. A., Mesoudi, A., Muthukrishna, M., Powell, A. T., Shennan, S. J. & Thomas, M. G., Nov 1 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 44, p. E6724-E6725

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

38 Scopus citations
2015
17 Scopus citations
19 Scopus citations

The big man mechanism: How prestige fosters cooperation and creates Prosocial leaders

Henrich, J., Chudek, M. & Boyd, R., Dec 5 2015, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370, 1683, 20150013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

The foundations of the human cultural niche

Derex, M. & Boyd, R., Sep 24 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, 8398.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Third-party monitoring and sanctions aid the evolution of language

Boyd, R. & Mathew, S., Nov 1 2015, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 36, 6, p. 475-479 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
2014

Hunter-gatherer inter-band interaction rates: Implications for cumulative culture

Hill, K., Wood, B. M., Baggio, J., Hurtado, A. & Boyd, R., Jul 21 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 7, e102806.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Scopus citations

Hunter-Gatherer population structure and the evolution of contingent cooperation

Boyd, R., Schonmann, R. H. & Vicente, R., May 2014, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 35, 3, p. 219-227 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

The cost of cowardice: Punitive sentiments towards free riders in turkana raids

Mathew, S. & Boyd, R., Jan 1 2014, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 35, 1, p. 58-64 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations
2013

Equilibriwm selection and the evolution of norms

Boyd, R., Dec 16 2013, The Evolution of Economic Diversity. Taylor and Francis, p. 273-299 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rethinking paleoanthropology: A World queerer than we supposed

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Jan 1 2013, Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, p. 263-302 40 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

21 Scopus citations

Teaching and the Life History of Cultural Transmission in Fijian Villages

Kline, M. A., Boyd, R. & Henrich, J., Dec 1 2013, In : Human Nature. 24, 4, p. 351-374 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations
2012

A Bayesian approach to the evolution of social learning

Perreault, C., Moya, C. & Boyd, R., Sep 1 2012, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 33, 5, p. 449-459 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Culture does account for variation in game behavior

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., McElreath, R., Gurven, M., Richerson, P. J., Ensminger, J., Alvard, M., Barr, A., Barrett, C., Bolyanatz, A., Camerer, C. F., Cardenas, J. C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H. M., Gil-White, F., Gwako, E. L., Henrich, N., Hill, K., Lesorogol, C., Patton, J. Q. & 3 others, Marlowe, F. W., Tracer, D. P. & Ziker, J., Jan 10 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 2, p. E32-E33

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

20 Scopus citations

Explaining altruistic behaviour in humans

Gintis, H., Bowles, S., Boyd, R. & Fehr, E., Sep 18 2012, Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Memes: Universal acid or a better mousetrap?

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Mar 22 2012, Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Reply to van Hoorn: Converging lines of evidence

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., McElreath, R., Gurven, M., Richerson, P. J., Ensminger, J., Alvard, M., Barr, A., Barrett, H. C., Bolyanatz, A., Camerer, C. F., Cardenas, J. C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H. M., Gil-White, F., Gwako, E. L., Henrich, N., Hill, K., Lesorogol, C., Patton, J. Q. & 3 others, Marlowe, F. W., Tracer, D. P. & Ziker, J., Jun 26 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 26, p. E1678

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

3 Scopus citations

The punishment that sustains cooperation is often coordinated and costly

Bowles, S., Boyd, R., Mathew, S. & Richerson, P. J., Feb 1 2012, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 35, 1, p. 20-21 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Scopus citations

The puzzle of monogamous marriage

Henrich, J., Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Jan 1 2012, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 367, 1589, p. 657-669 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

128 Scopus citations
2011

How copying affects the amount, evenness and persistence of cultural knowledge: Insights from the social learning strategies tournament

Rendell, L., Boyd, R., Enquist, M., Feldman, M. W., Fogarty, L. & Laland, K. N., Apr 12 2011, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366, 1567, p. 1118-1128 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Punishment sustains large-scale cooperation in prestate warfare

Mathew, S. & Boyd, R., Jul 12 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 28, p. 11375-11380 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

163 Scopus citations

Rapid cultural adaptation can facilitate the evolution of large-scale cooperation

Boyd, R., Richerson, P. J. & Henrich, J., Jan 1 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65, 3, p. 431-444 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

56 Scopus citations

The cultural niche: Why social learning is essential for human adaptation

Boyd, R., Richerson, P. J. & Henrich, J., Jun 28 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, SUPPL. 2, p. 10918-10925 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

379 Scopus citations
2010

Coordinated punishment of defectors sustains cooperation and can proliferate when rare

Boyd, R., Gintis, H. & Bowles, S., Apr 30 2010, In : Science. 328, 5978, p. 617-620 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

312 Scopus citations

From grooming to giving blood: The origins of human altruism

Silk, J. B. & Boyd, R., Jan 1 2010, Mind the Gap: Tracing the Origins of Human Universals. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, p. 223-244 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

12 Scopus citations

Gene-culture coevolution in the age of genomics

Richerson, P. J., Boyd, R. & Henrich, J., Dec 30 2010, The Human Condition. National Academies Press, Vol. 4. p. 231-255 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations

Gene-culture coevolution in the age of genomics

Richerson, P. J., Boydb, R. & Henrichc, J., May 11 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, SUPPL. 2, p. 8985-8992 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

172 Scopus citations

Population size predicts technological complexity in Oceania

Kline, M. A. & Boyd, R., Aug 22 2010, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 1693, p. 2559-2564 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

155 Scopus citations

Studying extant species to model our past

Whiten, A., Mcgrew, W. C., Aiello, L. C., Boesch, C., Boyd, R., Byrne, R. W., Dunbar, R. I. M., Matsuzawa, T., Silk, J. B., Michael, T., Van Schaik, C. P. & Wrangham, R., Jan 22 2010, In : Science. 327, 5964, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

13 Scopus citations

The evolution of free enterprise values

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Dec 16 2010, Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy. Princeton University Press, p. 107-141 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Scopus citations

Transmission coupling mechanisms: Cultural group selection

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Dec 12 2010, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 365, 1559, p. 3787-3795 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations

Why copy others? insights from the social learning strategies tournament

Rendell, L., Boyd, R., Cownden, D., Enquist, M., Eriksson, K., Feldman, M. W., Fogarty, L., Ghirlanda, S., Lillicrap, T. & Laland, K. N., Apr 9 2010, In : Science. 328, 5975, p. 208-213 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

351 Scopus citations
2009

Constraints on the development of agriculture

Bettinger, R., Richerson, P. & Boyd, R., Oct 1 2009, In : Current anthropology. 50, 5, p. 627-631 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations

Cultural innovations and demographic change

Richerson, P. J., Boyd, R. & Bettinger, R. L., Apr 1 2009, In : Human biology. 81, 2-3, p. 211-235 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Scopus citations

Culture and the evolution of human cooperation

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Nov 12 2009, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 364, 1533, p. 3281-3288 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

274 Scopus citations

Voting with your feet: Payoff biased migration and the evolution of group beneficial behavior

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Mar 21 2009, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 257, 2, p. 331-339 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Scopus citations