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For information on my ongoing and developing field research see the Projects page at The OVRP website.
- Conflict resolution across human societies
- Description: Conflict resolution processes are expected to be a universal feature of human groups, but the underlying correlates of individuals who function to resolve conflicts within and between groups across cultures and the specific group contexts that demand greater conflict resolution processes remain unknown. Through novel exploratory comparative analyses using the leadership data package this exploratory study addresses these empirical gaps.
- Cultural diversity of punishment behaviors and systems
- The cultural ecology of hunter-gatherer leadership
- Hawks and doves: Are there aggressive and non-aggressive types?
- Follower preferences and the emergence of leadership in response to group size and structure
Theoretical and conceptual work
- A theoretical and strategic model of shamanism
- Leadership and prestige, mothering, sexual selection, and encephalization: The computational services model
- There is no ethnography of ancestral societies: A critique of recent comparative methods
- Testing Evolutionary Alternative Models of Third-Party Punishment: A Multidisciplinary Approach
- The face of a leader: A cross-national analysis