A note on downloadable files

These files are provided for scholarly purposes only. Please refer to the applicable scholarly fair use laws. Permission to reprint any article must be sought from the holder of the copyright for that article.

Cooperation (Punishment/Morality) -- Modularity/Self -- Mate Choice -- Social Categorization -- Other

Kurzban c.v.

Cooperation and Groups

Ishii, K., & Kurzban, R. (2008). Real time public goods in Japan: Cultural and individual differences in trust and reciprocity. Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective, 19(2), 138-156. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., & DeScioli, P. (2008). Reciprocal cooperation in groups: Information-seeking in a public goods game. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 139-158. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., Rigdon, M., & Wilson, B. J. (2008). Iterated trust and reciprocity. Experimental Economics, 11, 370-389. [.pdf]

Van Vugt, M., & Kurzban, R. (2007). Evolutionary origins of leadership and followership: managing the social mind. The 9th Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology: The evolution of the social mind: Evolutionary psychology and social cognition (pp. 229-244). New York: Psychology Press. [link to book]

Kurzban, R. & Houser, D. (2005) An experimental investigation of cooperative types in human groups: A complement to evolutionary theory and simulations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(5), 1803-1807. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., & Neuberg, S. (2005). Managing ingroup and outgroup relationships. In D. Buss (Ed.) The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (pp. 653-675), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. [Buy it]

Goren, H., Rapoport, A., & Kurzban, R. (2004). Commitment in a real time step level public goods game with asymmetrical players and continuous contributions. The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 17, 17-37. [.pdf]

Navarete, C., Kurzban, R., Fessler, D., & Kirkpatrick, L. (2004). Anxiety and worldview defense: Terror-management or coalitional psychology? Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7(4), 370-397. [.pdf]

Goren, H., Kurzban, R., & Rapoport, A. (2003). Social loafing vs. social enhancement: Public goods provisioning in real-time with irrevocable commitments. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 90(2), 277-290. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R. (2003). Biological foundations of reciprocity. E. Ostrom and J. Walker (Eds.), Trust, Reciprocity, and Gains from Association: Interdisciplinary Lessons from Experimental Research (pp. 105-127). New York: Sage. [Buy it]

Sidanius, J., & Kurzban, R. (2003). Evolutionary approaches to political psychology. In D. O. Sears, L. Huddy, and R. Jervis (Eds.), Handbook of Political Psychology (pp. 146-181). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Buy it]

Houser, D., & Kurzban, R. (2002). Revisiting kindness and confusion in public goods games. The American Economic Review, 92(4), 1062-1069. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R. (2001). The social psychophysics of cooperation: Nonverbal communication in a public goods game. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 25(4), 241-259. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., & Leary, M. R. (2001). Evolutionary origins of stigmatization: The functions of social exclusion. Psychological Bulletin, 127(2), 187-208. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., McCabe, K., Smith, V. L ., & Wilson, B. J. (2001). Incremental commitment and reciprocity in a real time public goods game. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(12), 1662-1673. [.pdf]

Punishment & Morality

Kurzban, R., & DeScioli, P. (in press). Mysteries of morality. Cognition. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., DeScioli, P., & O’Brien, E. (2007). Audience effects on moralistic punishment. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28(2), 75-84 [.pdf]

Robinson, P., & Kurzban, R. (2007) Concordance and conflict in intuitions of justice. Minnesota Law Review, 91, 1829-1907. [.pdf]

Robinson, P., Kurzban, R., & Jones, O. D. (2008). The origins of shared intuitions of justice. Vanderbilt Law Review, 60, 1633-1688. [.pdf]

Modularity and the Self

Kurzban, R., & Aktipis, C. A. (2007). Modularity and the social mind: Are psychologists too self-ish? Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11(2), 131-149. [.pdf]

Barrett, H. C., Frederick, D. A., Haselton, M. G. & Kurzban, R. (2006). Can manipulations of cognitive load be used to test evolutionary hypotheses? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91(3), 513-647. [.pdf]

Barrett, H. C., & Kurzban, R. (2006). Modularity in cognition: Framing the debate. Psychological Review, 113(3), 628-647. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., & Aktipis, C. A. (2006). Modular minds, multiple motives. To appear in M. Schaller, J. Simpson, & D. Kenrick (Eds.) Evolution and Social Psychology (pp. 39-53). New York: Psychology Press. [Buy it]

Mate Choice

Asao, K., Gottlieb, L., & Kurzban, R. (2007). Mate choice copying in humans. Working paper.

Kurzban, R., & Weeden, J. (2007). Do advertised preferences predict the behavior of speed daters? Personal Relationships, 14, 623-632. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., & Weeden, J. (2005). HurryDate: Mate preferences in action. Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(3), 227-244. [.pdf]

Social Categorization

Lieberman, D., Oum, R., & Kurzban, R. (2006). Does the family of fundamental social categories include kinship? Working Paper.

Cosmides, L., Tooby, J. & Kurzban, R. (2003). Perceptions of race. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7(4), 173-179. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R., Tooby, J., & Cosmides, L. (2001).  Can race be erased? Coalitional computation and social categorization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98(26), 15387-15392. [.pdf]

Friendship & Social Networks

DeScioli, P., & Kurzban, R. (in press). The alliance hypothesis for human friendship. Public Library of Science ONE.

Levine, S. S. & Kurzban, R. (2006). Explaining clustering within and between organizations: Towards an evolutionary theory of cascading benefits. Managerial and Decision Economics, 27, 173-187.[.pdf]


Kurzban, R. (2007). Representational epidemiology: Skepticism and gullibility. To appear in S. Gangestad & J. Simpson (Eds.) Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies. New York: Guilford. [link to book] (see also chapters 13 & 24)

Zak, P. J., Kurzban, R., Matzner, W. T. (2005). Oxytocin mediates interpersonal trust in humans. Hormones and Behavior, 48(5), 522-527. [.pdf]

Zak, P. J., Borja, K., Matzner, W. T., & Kurzban, R. (2005). The neuroeconomics of distrust: Sex differences in behavior and physiology. The American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 95(2), 360-363.

Aktipis, C. A., & Kurzban, R. (2004). Is Homo economicus extinct?: Vernon Smith, Daniel Kahneman and the Evolutionary Perspective. In R. Koppl (Ed.), Advances in Austrian Economics (Vol. 7) (pp. 135-153). Elsevier: Amsterdam. [.pdf]

Zak, P. J., Kurzban, R., & Matzner, W. T. (2004). The neurobiology of trust. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1032, 224-227. [.pdf]

Kurzban, R. (2002). Alas poor evolutionary psychology: Unfairly accused, unjustly condemned. [Review of Alas Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology edited by H. Rose and S. Rose]. Human Nature Review, 2, 99-109. [link]