Current research summary

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

publications & working papers

2017. 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. revise and resubmit at Evolution and Human Behavior. 

2017. Black Queen markets: commensalism, dependency, and the evolution of cooperative specialization in human society with Morris, J.J. revise and resubmit at Journal of Bioeconomics. 

2017. Experimental tests of the tolerated theft and risk-reduction theories of resource exchange with Kaplan, H., Smith, V., and Wilson, B. revise and resubmit at Nature Human Behaviour.

2017. Trust in robots versus trust in humans with Shields, T. under review at Economic Letters. 

2017. Sexism, statements, and audits. with Shields, T. working paper

2017. Trust, reciprocity, and rules with Rietz, T., Sheremeta, R., Shields, T. forthcoming at Economic InquiryDOI: 10.1111/ecin.12512

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. 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. 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. first published online: July 1, 2014 

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

2014. Limitations to signaling trust with all or nothing investments with Sheremeta, R., Shields, T. working paper

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.

2012. Social norms, discrete choices, and false dichotomies with Wilcox, N. (commentary) Current Anthropology 53(2): 172-173.

2010. An evolutionary perspective can help unify disparate accounts of grandparental investment with Gurven, M., (commentary) Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 33: 25-26.

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.

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



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