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2019

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
22 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

14 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

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

68 Scopus citations
6 Scopus citations
2015
17 Scopus citations
20 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

33 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

36 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

64 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

28 Scopus citations
2013

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

54 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

44 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

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

395 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

314 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

159 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

49 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

363 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 2009, In : Human biology. 81, 2-3, p. 211-235 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 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

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
2008

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

Henrich, J. & Boyd, R., Aug 1 2008, In : Current anthropology. 49, 4, p. 715-724 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Scopus citations

Five misunderstandings about cultural evolution

Henrich, J., Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Jun 1 2008, In : Human Nature. 19, 2, p. 119-137 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

141 Scopus citations

Strong reciprocity and the roots of human morality

Gintis, H., Henrich, J., Bowles, S., Boyd, R. & Fehr, E., Jun 1 2008, In : Social Justice Research. 21, 2, p. 241-253 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

81 Scopus citations
2007

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

40 Scopus citations
2005

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

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

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

483 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

236 Scopus citations

Explaining altruistic behavior in humans

Gintis, H., Bowles, S., Boyd, R. & Fehr, E., May 1 2003, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 24, 3, p. 153-172 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

527 Scopus citations

Shared norms and the evolution of ethnic markers

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

257 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

912 Scopus citations
2002

Group beneficial norms can spread rapidly in a structured population

Boyd, R. & Richerson, P. J., Jan 1 2002, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 215, 3, p. 287-296 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

218 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

34 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

1222 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

347 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

419 Scopus citations
2000

Cheap talk when interests conflict

Silk, J. B., Kaldor, E. & Boyd, R., Jan 1 2000, In : Animal Behaviour. 59, 2, p. 423-432 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

108 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., Jan 1 1999, In : Human Nature. 10, 3, p. 253-289 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

144 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

596 Scopus citations