Publications

Efferson, C. and Vogt, S.  (Forthcoming).  Behavioural homogenisation with spillovers in a normative domain.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Efferson, C. and Fehr. E.  (2018).  Simple moral code supports cooperation.  Nature.  555: 169-170.

Benjamin, D. J., Berger, J. O., Johannesson, M., Nosek, B. A., Wagenmakers, E.– J., Berk, R., Bollen, K. A., Brembs, B., Brown, L., Camerer, C., Cesarini, D., Chambers, C. D., Clyde, M., Cook, T. D., De Boeck, P., Dienes, Z., Dreber, A., Easwaran, K., Efferson, C., Fehr, E., Fidler, F., Field, A. P., Forster, M., George, E. I., Gonzalez, R., Goodman, S., Green, E., Green, D. P., Greenwald, A., Hadfield, J. D., Hedges, L. V., Held, L., Ho, T.–H., Hoijtink, H., Jones, J. H., Hruschka, D. J., Imai, K., Imbens, G., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Jeon, M., Kirchler, M., Laibson, D., List, J., Little, R., Lupia, A., Machery, E., Maxwell, S. E., McCarthy, M., Moore, D., Morgan, S. L., Munaf, M., Nakagawa, S., Nyhan, B., Parker, T. H., Pericchi, L., Perugini, M., Rouder, J., Rousseau, J., Savalei, V., Schnbrodt, F. D., Sellke, T., Sinclair, B., Tingley, D., Van Zandt, T., Vazire, S., Watts, D. J., Winship, C., Wolpert, R. L., Xie, Y., Young, C., Zinman, J., and Johnson, V. E. (2018). Redefine Statistical Significance. Nature Human Behaviour. 2: 6-10.

Efferson, C. (Forthcoming). Economic psychology. International Encyclopedia of Anthropology.

McKay, R., Ross, R., O’Lone, K., and Efferson, C. (Forthcoming). The error of God, revisited. Religion, Brain, & Behavior.

Vogt, S., Efferson, C., and Fehr, E. (2017). The risk of female genital cutting in Europe: Comparing immigrant attitudes toward uncut girls with attitudes in a practicing country. Social Science & Medicine – Population Health. 3: 283-293.

Zimmermann, J. and Efferson, C. (2017). One-shot reciprocity under error management is unbiased and fragile. Evolution and Human Behavior. 38: 39-47.

Efferson, C. and Lalive, R., Cacault, M. P., and Kistler, D. (2016). The evolution of facultative conformity based on similarity. PLoS ONE. 11(12): e0168551.

Vogt, S., Zaid, N. A. M., Ahmed, H. E. F., Fehr, E., and Efferson, C. (2016). Changing cultural attitudes on female genital cutting. Nature. 538: 506-509.

Efferson, C., Roca, C., Vogt, S., and Helbing, D. (2016). Sustained cooperation by running away from bad behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior. 37: 1-9.

Efferson, C., Vogt, S., Elhadi, A., Ahmed, H. E. F., and Fehr, E. (2015). Female genital cutting is not a social coordination norm. Science. 349: 1446-1447.

Vogt, S., Efferson, C., Berger, Jöel, and Fehr, E. (2015). Eye spots do not increase altruism in children. Evolution and Human Behavior. 36: 224-231.

Hruschka, D., Efferson, C., Jiang, T., Falletta-Cowden, A., Sigurdsson, S., McNamara, R., Sands, M., Munira, S., Slingerland, E., and Henrich, J. (2014). Impartial institutions, pathogen stress, and the expanding social network. Human Nature. 25: 567-579.

Vogt, S., Efferson, C., and Fehr, E. (2013). Can we see inside? Predicting strategic behavior given limited information. Evolution and Human Behavior. 34: 258-264.

Efferson, C. and Vogt, S. (2013). Viewing men’s faces does not lead to accurate predictions of trustworthiness. Scientific Reports. 3: 1-7. DOI: 10.1038/srep01047.

Efferson, C. (2012). A review of A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. The Economic Journal. 122: F253-F269.

Paciotti, B., Richerson, P. J., Lubell, M., Waring, T., McElreath, R., Efferson, C., and Edsten, E. (2011). Are religious individuals more generous, trusting, and cooperative? An experimental test of the effect of religion on prosociality. Research in Economic Anthropology. 31: 267-305.

McKay, R., Efferson, C., Whitehouse, H., and Fehr, E. (2011). Wrath of God: religious primes and punishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278: 1858-1863.

McKay, R. and Efferson, C. (2010). The subtleties of error management. Evolution and Human Behavior. 31: 309-319.

Efferson, C., Lalive, R., and Fehr, E. (2008). The coevolution of cultural groups and ingroup favoritism. Science. 321: 1844-1849.

McElreath, R., Bell, A. V., Efferson, C., Lubell, M., Richerson, P. J., and Waring, T. (2008). Beyond existence and aiming outside the laboratory: estimating frequency-dependent and payoff-biased social learning strategies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 363: 3515-3528.

Efferson, C. (2008). Prey-producing predators: the ecology of human intensification. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 12: 55-74. ndplsEfferson2008_withSupp

Efferson, C., Lalive, R., Richerson, P. J., McElreath, R., and Lubell, M. (2008). Conformists and mavericks: the empirics of frequency-dependent cultural transmission. Evolution and Human Behavior. 29: 56-64.

Burkart, J. M., Fehr, E., Efferson, C., and van Schaik, C. P. (2007). Other-regarding preferences in a nonhuman primate: common marmosets provision food altruistically. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104: 19762-19766.

Efferson, C., Takezawa, M., and McElreath, R. (2007). New methods in quantitative ethnography: economic experiments and variation in the price of equality. Current Anthropology. 48: 912-919.

Efferson, C. and Richerson, P. J. (2007). A prolegomenon to nonlinear empiricism in the human behavioral sciences. Biology and Philosophy. 22: 1-33.

Efferson, C., Richerson, P. J., McElreath, R., Lubell, M., Edsten, E., Waring, T. M., Paciotti, B., and Baum, W. (2007). Learning, productivity, and noise: an experimental study of cultural transmission on the Bolivian Altiplano. Evolution and Human Behavior. 28: 11-17.

McEachern, M. B., Eagle-Smith, C. A., Efferson, C. M., and Van Vuren, D. H. (2006). Evidence for local specialization in a generalist mammalian herbivore, Neotoma fuscipes. Oikos. 113: 440-448.

McElreath, R., Lubell, M., Richerson, P. J., Waring, T. M., Baum, W., Edsten, E., Efferson, C., and Paciotti, B. (2005). Applying evolutionary models to the laboratory study of social learning. Evolution and Human Behavior. 26: 483-508.

Baum, W. M., Richerson, P. J., Efferson, C. M., and Paciotti, B. M. (2004). Cultural evolution in laboratory microsocieties including traditions of rule giving and rule following. Evolution and Human Behavior. 25: 305-326.

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