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Research Output 1972 2019

2019
1 Citation (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

Technology
Cultural Evolution
Artifacts
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)
Cultural Evolution
fragmentation
multicultural diversity
Cultural Diversity
Population
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

governance approach
social participation
academic research
environmental planning
collective action

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
ability
cognitive ability
laboratory experiment
experiment
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cultural Evolution
Ecology
Ecosystem
innovation
Innovation

The Evolution of Human Uniqueness

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hominidae
ability
Biomass
cognitive ability
energy
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)
group size
relatedness
Punishment
Reward
Population Groups
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Psychology
Group
Social Norms
Cultural Groups
Psychological
44 Citations (Scopus)

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

Technology
Cultural Diversity
Population
6 Citations (Scopus)
Peru
occupational status
social scientist
taxonomy
privilege
30 Citations (Scopus)

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

2015
16 Citations (Scopus)
stereotyped behavior
cooperatives
stereotype
socioeconomics
ethnocentrism
15 Citations (Scopus)
Fiji
Peru
Melanesia
Population
Social Perception
16 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cultural Evolution
Anthropology
Behavioral Economics
Genes
psychology
28 Citations (Scopus)

The foundations of the human cultural niche

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Innovation
Artifacts
learning
artifacts
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

sanction
Deception
Language
monitoring
Communication
2014
46 Citations (Scopus)

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

Innovation
Pan troglodytes
Pain
Homing Behavior
Ceremonial Behavior
9 Citations (Scopus)

Hunter-Gatherer population structure and the evolution of contingent cooperation

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hunter-gatherer
population structure
relatedness
Population
Vertebrates
25 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
sanction
reciprocity
collective action
Costs and Cost Analysis
2013
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

Paleoanthropology
47 Citations (Scopus)

Teaching and the Life History of Cultural Transmission in Fijian Villages

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anthropology
teaching
villages
interviews
life history
2012
36 Citations (Scopus)

A Bayesian approach to the evolution of social learning

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bayes Theorem
learning
Cues
Genetic Selection
Learning
20 Citations (Scopus)

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 othersMarlowe, 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecology
Cooperative Behavior
Demography

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

Public Policy
Genes
Population

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

human sciences
know how
archaeology
biology
anthropology
2 Citations (Scopus)

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 othersMarlowe, 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecology
Cooperative Behavior
Demography
4 Citations (Scopus)

The punishment that sustains cooperation is often coordinated and costly

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
penalty
experiment
society
108 Citations (Scopus)

The puzzle of monogamous marriage

Henrich, J., Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Mar 5 2012, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 367, 1589, p. 657-669 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monogamy
marriage
Marriage
Homicide
Child Abuse
2011
34 Citations (Scopus)

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

Copying
Plasticity
learning
persistence
Learning
147 Citations (Scopus)
Punishment
Eastern Africa
Population Groups
History
Warfare
55 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

co-operation
rate
327 Citations (Scopus)

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

Aptitude
Ecosystem
Psychological Adaptation
Social Learning
Brain
2010
281 Citations (Scopus)

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

Punishment
Costs and Cost Analysis
11 Citations (Scopus)

From grooming to giving blood: The origins of human altruism

Silk, J. & Boyd, R., 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

Altruism
Grooming
altruism
Primates
blood
150 Citations (Scopus)

Gene-culture coevolution in the age of genomics

Richerson, P. J., Boyd, 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 journalArticle

Genomics
Genes
Alleles
Hominidae
Agriculture
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

coevolution
Genomics
Cell culture
Genes
genomics
146 Citations (Scopus)

Population size predicts technological complexity in Oceania

Kline, M. A. & Boyd, R., Aug 22 2010, In : Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society. 277, 1693, p. 2559-2564 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oceania
Pacific Ocean Islands
Population Density
population size
Population
12 Citations (Scopus)

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., Michael, T., Van Schaik, C. P. & Wrangham, R., Jan 22 2010, In : Science. 327, 5964, p. 410 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Behavior
Pan troglodytes
Hominidae
Cognition
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Values
Enterprise
42 Citations (Scopus)

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

group selection
Group Processes
Molecular Evolution
phylogeny
phylogenetics
317 Citations (Scopus)

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

Learning
Psychological Adaptation
Observation
Social Learning
2009
41 Citations (Scopus)

Constraints on the development of agriculture

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

agriculture
social institution
climate
Agriculture
Social Institutions
83 Citations (Scopus)

Cultural innovations and demographic change

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

demographic statistics
innovation
human population
Demography
Eurasia
238 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

Aptitude
Genes
cooperatives
sanction
competitive ability
58 Citations (Scopus)

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

Politics
Voting
Migration
Biased
Foot
33 Citations (Scopus)

When does optional participation allow the evolution of cooperation?

Mathew, S. & Boyd, R., Mar 22 2009, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 276, 1659, p. 1167-1174 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
cooperatives
Industry
participation
co-operation
2008
13 Citations (Scopus)

Being human: Migration: An engine for social change

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Dec 18 2008, In : Nature. 456, 7224, p. 877 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21st Century History
20th Century History
Ancient History
Cultural Evolution
Human Migration
45 Citations (Scopus)

Division of labor, economic specialization, and the evolution of social stratification

Henrich, J. & Boyd, R., Aug 2008, In : Current Anthropology. 49, 4, p. 715-724 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

labor economics
social stratification
division of labor
specialization
economic success
25 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution on a Restless Planet: Were Environmental Variability and Environmental Change Major Drivers of Human Evolution?

Richerson, P. J., Bettinger, R. L. & Boyd, R., Mar 20 2008, Handbook of Evolution. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Vol. 2. p. 223-242 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Planets
topography