research

The Long Life of Skill Development among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists. [UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution, Culture] presentation on YouTube

publications, data sets, & working papers

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2020. Age Appropriate Wisdom? Ethnobiological Knowledge Ontogeny in Pastoralist Mexican Choyeros. with Macfarlan, S., Garcia, J., Ruiz-Campos, G., Guevara Beltran, D., Bowen, B., Lerback, J. forthcoming at Human Nature.

2020. Choyero ethnobiological knowledge survey. with Macfarlan, Shane J.; Garcia, Juan J. Mendeley Data, v1

2020. Choyero identified plants and animals. with Macfarlan, Shane J.; Garcia, Juan J. Mendeley Data, v1

2020. The role of dispersal and school attendance on reproductive dynamics in small, dispersed populations: Choyeros of Baja California Sur, Mexico. with Macfarlan, S., Schact, R., Garcia, J., Guevara Beltran, D., Lerback, J. PLoS ONE 15(10): e0239523. + S1 Data.

2020. Trust in humans and robots: economically similar but emotionally different. with Shields, T. and Sznycer, D. Journal of Economic Psychology. 78(June): 102253

2020. Investment choice architecture in trust games: when “all-in” is not enough. with Gómez-Miñambres, J., Shields, T. Economic Inquiry. 59 (1): 300-314.

2020. Trust-game interactions and beliefs in continuous and "All-or-Nothing" investment action spaces. with Shields, Gómez-Miñambres, J., Mendeley Data, v1

2020. Gender, stereotypes, and trust in communication. with Shields, T. Human Nature 31(3) published online Sep. 11, 2020

2019. Trust-based communication in known and unknown gender interactions. with Shields, T. Mendeley Data, v1

2019. Kinship ties across the lifespan in human communities. with Koster, J., Lukas, D., Nolin, D., Power, E., Alvergne, A., Mace, R., Ross, C., Kramer, K., Greaves, R., Caudell, M., MacFarlan, S. , Mattison, S., Reynolds, A., Yi-Sum, C., Massengill, E. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 374(1780)

2019. Differences between sons and daughters in the intergenerational transmission of wealth. with Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Towner, M., Baldini, R., Beheim, B., Bowles, B., Colleran, H., Gurven, M., Kramer, K., Mattison, S., Nolin, D., Scelza, B., Schniter, E., Sear, R., Shenk, M., Voland, E., and Ziker, J. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 374(1780)

2019. Marriage dynamics in Old Lower California: ecological constraints, reproductive value, and changing gender norms. with Macfarlan, S., Schact, R., Foley, C., Cahoon,S., Osusky, G., Vernon, K., Tayler, E., Henrickson, C., Biodemography and Social Biology. 65(2)156-171.

2019. Economic behavior and emotion reports in trust game interactions with fellow humans and robots. with Shields, T. Mendeley Data, v1

2019. Geographic distribution: Elgaria velazquezi (Central Baja California alligator lizard). with Macfarlan, S., Garcia, J., Guevara Beltran, D., Amador Bibo, J., Ruiz-Campos, G. Herpetological Review 50(1):102.

2019. Intergenerational cooperation: an experimental study of ageism in trust and exploitation. with Kulesz, M.M. and Dittrich, D.A.V. working paper

2018. Experimental tests of the tolerated theft and risk-reduction theories of resource exchange. with Kaplan, H., Smith, V., and Wilson, B. Nature Human Behaviour. 2: 383–388 .

2018. Information transmission and the oral tradition: evidence of a late-life service niche for Tsimane Amerindians. with Wilcox, N., Beheim, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. Evolution and Human Behavior. 39: 94-105.

2017. Tsimane Traditional Stories Survey dataset. Mendeley Data. v1

2017. Black Queen markets: commensalism, dependency, and the evolution of cooperative specialization in human society. with Morris, J.J. Journal of Bioeconomics. 20 (1): 69-105.

2017. Trust, reciprocity, and rules. with Rietz, T., Sheremeta, R., Shields, T. Economic Inquiry. 56(3): 1526-1542 .

2017. Emotions and behavior regulation in decision dilemmas. with Gómez-Miñambres, J. Games. 8(2), 22.

2017. Emotional calibration and self-control. with Gómez-Miñambres, J. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 68: 110-118.

2015. Skill ontogeny among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists. with Gurven, M., Kaplan, H., Wilcox, N., Hooper, P. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 158(1): 3-18.

2015. Functional disability and social conflict increase risk of depression in older adulthood among Bolivian forager-farmers. with Stieglitz, J., von Rueden, C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 70(6), 948-956.

2015. Regulatory adaptations for delivering information: the case of confession .with Sznycer, D., Tooby, J., Cosmides, L. Evolution and Human Behavior. 36(1): 44-51.

2015. Why real leisure really matters: incentive effects on real effort in the laboratory .with Corgnet, B., Hernán-González, R. Experimental Economics. 18(2): 284-301.

2015. Conflicted emotions following trust-based interaction .with Sheremeta, R., Shields, T. Journal of Economic Psychology. 51: 48-65.

2014. Older adults' contributions to the Tsimane forager-farmer economy. Anthropology and Aging 35(1): 56-58.

2014. Ageism, honesty, and trust. with Shields, T. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 51: 19-29.

2014. Predictable and predictive emotions: explaining cheap signals and trust re-extension. with Sheremeta, R. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 8: 401.

2013. Building and rebuilding trust with promises and apologies. with Sheremeta, R., Sznycer, D. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 94: 242-256.

2013. Recalibrational emotions and the regulation of trust-based behaviors. with Shields, T. In Psychology of Trust: New Research. D. Gefen (ed.), New York: Nova Science Publishers.

2012. Risk and the evolution of human exchange. with Kaplan, H., Smith, V., Wilson, B. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. 279: 2930-2935.

2010. Domestication alone does not lead to inequality. with Gurven, M., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Bowles, S., Hooper, Paul L., Kaplan, H., Quinlan, R., Sear, R., von Rueden, C., Bowles, S., Hertz, T., Bell, A. Current Anthropology. 51(1): 1-16.

2009. Intergenerational wealth transmission and the dynamics of inequality in small-scale societies. with Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Bowles, S., Hertz, T., Bell, A., Beise, J., Clark, G., Fazzio, I., Gurven, M., Hill, K., Hooper, P.L. Irons, W., Kaplan, H., Leonetti, D., Low, B., Marlowe, F., McElreath, R., Naidu, S., Nolin, D., Piraino, P., Quinlan, R., Sear, R., Shenk, M., Smith, E., von Rueden, C., Wiessner, P. Science. 326: 682-688.

2008. Culture sometimes matters: intra-cultural variation in pro-social behavior among Tsimane Amerindians. with Gurven, M., Zanolini, A. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 67: 587-607.

commentaries, notes, and letters

2020. Letter to the editorial board of Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences in response to Gallup (2020). with Hahnel-Peeters, R.K., Massie, S., Polito, A., Rodriguez, N.N., Rodriguez, N., Ruff, B., Goetz, A., Goetz, C., Lukaszewski, A., Patton, J.Q., Pillsworth, E.G.

2020. Evolutionary psychologists can't practice what they don't preach: A response to Gallup (2020). with Hahnel-Peeters, R.K., Massie, S., Polito, A., Rodriguez, N.N., Rodriguez, N., Ruff, B., Goetz, A., Goetz, C., Lukaszewski, A., Patton, J.Q., Pillsworth, E.G. (commentary on Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2020). To salvage human intelligence Evolutionary Psychologists may have to practice what they preach. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000205.)

2012. Social norms, discrete choices, and false dichotomies. with Wilcox, N. Current Anthropology 53(2): 172-173. (commentary on B. Tucker: Do risk and time experimental choices represent individual strategies for coping with poverty or conformity to social norms? Evidence from rural southwestern Madagascar)

2010. An evolutionary perspective can help unify disparate accounts of grandparental investment. with Gurven, M., Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 33: 25-26. (commentary on D. Coall & R. Hertwig, “Grandparental Investment: Past, Present, and Future”)

2008. “Shuar.” in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2nd ed. (pp. 385-386) C. Scribner’s Sons: New York.

dissertation

2009. Why Old Age: Non-material contributions and patterns of aging among older adult Tsimane'. University of California, Santa Barbara