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Article

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

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

29 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

26 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

370 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
6 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

905 Scopus citations

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

591 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

The Evolution of Human Uniqueness

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The evolution of indirect reciprocity

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

165 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

443 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

32 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

The search for an alternative to the sociobiological hypothesis

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., 1981, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 4, 2, p. 248-249 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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

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

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

343 Scopus citations

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

37 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

346 Scopus citations

Why does culture increase human adaptability?

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

209 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

World dynamics: A note

Boyd, R., Jan 1 1972, In : Science. 177, 4048, p. 516-519 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
Book

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

522 Scopus citations
Chapter

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

3 Scopus citations

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

Culture, Adaptation, and Innateness

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., May 1 2007, Culture and Cognition. Oxford University Press, Vol. 2.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Comment/debate

"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 1 2005, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 28, 6, p. 795-815 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

808 Scopus citations

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

Fowler, J. H., Panchanathan, K. & Boyd, R., Sep 22 2005, In : Nature. 437, 7058, p. E8-E9

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

32 Scopus citations

Reciprocity: You have to think different

Boyd, R., Sep 1 2006, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 19, 5, p. 1380-1382 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

12 Scopus citations

Response to our critics

Richerson, P. J. & Boyd, R., Mar 1 2008, In : Biology and Philosophy. 23, 2, p. 301-315 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

12 Scopus citations
Letter

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

3 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

Modeling the world

Boyd, R., Dec 1 1973, In : Science. 180, 4092, p. 1238-1239 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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

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

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

37 Scopus citations
Review article

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

269 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

171 Scopus citations