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1972 …2020

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2008

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

13 Scopus citations

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

46 Scopus citations

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

26 Scopus citations

Five misunderstandings about cultural evolution

Henrich, J., Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Jun 2008, In : Human Nature. 19, 2, p. 119-137 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

134 Scopus citations

Response to our critics

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Mar 2008, In : Biology and Philosophy. 23, 2, p. 301-315 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Strong reciprocity and the roots of human morality

Gintis, H., Henrich, J., Bowles, S., Boyd, R. & Fehr, E., Jun 2008, In : Social Justice Research. 21, 2, p. 241-253 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

78 Scopus citations
2007

Behavior: A narrow road to cooperation

Boyd, R. & Mathew, S., Jun 29 2007, In : Science. 316, 5833, p. 1858-1859 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations

Culture, Adaptation, and Innateness

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., May 1 2007, The Innate Mind. Oxford University Press, Vol. 2.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations

Evolutionary dynamics of the continuous iterated Prisoner's dilemma

Le, S. & Boyd, R., Mar 21 2007, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 245, 2, p. 258-267 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

The transition to agriculture in northwestern China

Bettinger, R. L., Barton, L., Richerson, P. J., Boyd, R., Wang, H. & Choi, W., 2007, In : Developments in Quaternary Science. 9, C, p. 83-101 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations
2006

Cultural evolutionary theory: A synthetic theory for fragmented disciplines

Paciotti, B., Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Jan 19 2006, Bridging Social Psychology: Benefits of Transdisciplinary Approaches. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 365-370 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations

Reciprocity: You have to think different

Boyd, R., Sep 2006, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 19, 5, p. 1380-1382 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

The puzzle of human sociality

Boyd, R., Dec 8 2006, In : Science. 314, 5805, p. 1555-1556 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations
2005

"Economic man" in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Bowles, S., Camerer, C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H., McElreath, R., Alvard, M., Barr, A., Ensminger, J., Henrich, N. S., Hill, K., Gil-White, F., Gurven, M., Marlowe, F. W., Patton, J. Q. & Tracer, D., Dec 2005, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 28, 6, p. 795-815 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

801 Scopus citations

Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Bowles, S., Camerer, C. F., Fehr, E. & Gintis, H., Jan 20 2005, Oxford University Press. 472 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

521 Scopus citations

Human cooperation: Second-order free-riding problem solved? (reply)

Panchanathan, K. & Boyd, R., Sep 22 2005, In : Nature. 437, 7058, p. 126 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Human cooperation: Second-order free-riding problem solved?

Fowler, J. H., Panchanathan, K. & Boyd, R., Sep 22 2005, In : Nature. 437, 7058

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Introduction and Guide to the Volume

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Bowles, S., Camerer, C. F., Fehr, E. & Gintis, H., Jan 20 2005, In : Unknown Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Models of decision-making and the coevolution of social preferences

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Bowles, S., Camerer, C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H., McElreath, R., Alvard, M., Barr, A., Ensminger, J., Henrich, N. S., Hill, K., Gil-White, F., Gurven, M., Marlowe, F. W., Patton, J. Q. & Tracer, D., Dec 2005, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 28, 6, p. 838-855 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Overview and Synthesis

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Bowles, S., Camerer, C. F., Fehr, E., Gintis, H. & McElreath, R., Jan 20 2005, Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2004

Indirect reciprocity can stabilize cooperation without the second-order free rider problem

Panchanathan, K. & Boyd, R., Nov 25 2004, In : Nature. 432, 7016, p. 499-502 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

468 Scopus citations
2003

A tale of two defectors: The importance of standing for evolution of indirect reciprocity

Panchanathan, K. & Boyd, R., Sep 7 2003, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 224, 1, p. 115-126 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

234 Scopus citations

Explaining altruistic behavior in humans

Gintis, H., Bowles, S., Boyd, R. & Fehr, E., May 2003, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 24, 3, p. 153-172 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

517 Scopus citations

Shared norms and the evolution of ethnic markers

McElreath, R., Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., 2003, In : Current Anthropology. 44, 1, p. 122-129 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

254 Scopus citations

The evolution of altruistic punishment

Boyd, R., Gintis, H., Bowles, S. & Richerson, P. J., Mar 18 2003, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100, 6, p. 3531-3535 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

898 Scopus citations
2002

Group beneficial norms can spread rapidly in a structured population

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., 2002, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 215, 3, p. 287-296 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

215 Scopus citations

On modeling cognition and culture: Why cultural evolution does not require replication of representations

Henrich, J. & Boyd, R., 2002, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 2, 2, p. 87-112 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

155 Scopus citations
2001

Built for speed, not for comfort. Darwinian theory and human culture.

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., 2001, In : History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 23, 3-4, p. 425-465 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

In search of Homo economicus: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies

Henrich, J., Boyd, R., Bowles, S., Camerer, C., Fehr, E., Gintis, H. & McElreath, R., May 2001, In : American Economic Review. 91, 2, p. 73-84 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1191 Scopus citations

Was agriculture impossible during the Pleistocene but mandatory during the Holocene? A climate change hypothesis

Richerson, P. J., Boyd, R. & Bettinger, R. L., Jul 2001, In : American Antiquity. 66, 3, p. 387-411 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

336 Scopus citations

Why people punish defectors: Weak conformist transmission can stabilize costly enforcement of norms in cooperative dilemmas

Henrich, J. & Boyd, R., Jan 7 2001, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 208, 1, p. 79-89 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

414 Scopus citations
2000

Cheap talk when interests conflict

Silk, J., Kaldor, E. & Boyd, R., 2000, In : Animal Behaviour. 59, 2, p. 423-432 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

105 Scopus citations

Meme theory oversimplifies how culture changes.

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Oct 2000, In : Scientific American. 283, 4, p. 70-71 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
1999

Complex societies: The evolutionary origins of a crude superorganism

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., 1999, In : Human Nature. 10, 3, p. 253-289 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

141 Scopus citations
1998

The Evolution of Conformist Transmission and the Emergence of Between-Group Differences

Henrich, J. & Boyd, R., Jul 1998, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 19, 4, p. 215-241 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

588 Scopus citations
1995

Why does culture increase human adaptability?

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., 1995, In : Ethology and Sociobiology. 16, 2, p. 125-143 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

207 Scopus citations
1992

Darwinian Models of Culture: Toward Replacing the Nature/Nurture Dichotomy

Richersont, P. J. & Boyd, R., Jun 1 1992, In : World Futures. 34, 1-2, p. 43-57 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Punishment allows the evolution of cooperation (or anything else) in sizable groups

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., 1992, In : Ethology and Sociobiology. 13, 3, p. 171-195 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

728 Scopus citations
1990

Group selection among alternative evolutionarily stable strategies

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Aug 9 1990, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 145, 3, p. 331-342 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

139 Scopus citations
1989

Mistakes allow evolutionary stability in the repeated prisoner's dilemma game

Boyd, R., Jan 9 1989, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 136, 1, p. 47-56 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

145 Scopus citations

The evolution of indirect reciprocity

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., 1989, In : Social Networks. 11, 3, p. 213-236 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

164 Scopus citations

The role of evolved predispositions in cultural evolution. Or, Human Sociobiology meets Pascal's Wager

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., 1989, In : Ethology and Sociobiology. 10, 1-3, p. 195-219 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations
1988

Is the repeated prisoner's dilemma a good model of reciprocal altruism?

Boyd, R., 1988, In : Ethology and Sociobiology. 9, 2-4, p. 211-222 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

63 Scopus citations

The evolution of reciprocity in sizable groups

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Jun 7 1988, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 132, 3, p. 337-356 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

441 Scopus citations
1987

No pure strategy is evolutionarily stable in the repeated Prisoner's Dilemma game

Boyd, R. & Lorberbaum, J. P., 1987, In : Nature. 327, 6117, p. 58-59 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

241 Scopus citations

The Evolution of Ethnic Markers

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., 1987, In : Cultural Anthropology. 2, 1, p. 65-79 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

93 Scopus citations
1984

Response to J. Rushen

Silk, J. & Boyd, R., 1984, In : Animal Behaviour. 32, 3, p. 933-934 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
1983

A method for assigning cardinal dominance ranks

Boyd, R. & Silk, J., 1983, In : Animal Behaviour. 31, 1, p. 45-58 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

128 Scopus citations

The cultural transmission of acquired variation: Effects on genetic fitness

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Feb 21 1983, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 100, 4, p. 567-596 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations