Benjamin Grant Purzycki
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Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality
BG Purzycki, C Apicella, QD Atkinson, E Cohen, RA McNamara, ...
Nature 530 (7590), 327, 2016
2032016
Human preferences for sexually dimorphic faces may be evolutionarily novel
IM Scott, AP Clark, SC Josephson, AH Boyette, IC Cuthill, RL Fried, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (40), 14388-14393, 2014
1252014
The religious system as adaptive: Cognitive flexibility, public displays, and acceptance
BG Purzycki, R Sosis
The biological evolution of religious mind and behavior, 243-256, 2009
792009
What does God know? Supernatural agents’ access to socially strategic and non‐strategic information
BG Purzycki, DN Finkel, J Shaver, N Wales, AB Cohen, R Sosis
Cognitive Science 36 (5), 846-869, 2012
742012
MCI theory: A critical discussion
BG Purzycki, AK Willard
Religion, Brain & Behavior 6 (3), 207-248, 2016
722016
Cooperation in context: Public goods games and post-Soviet collectives in Kamchatka, Russia
D Gerkey, A Barr, N Baumard, JCC Campo, C Heintz, BG Purzycki, ...
Current Anthropology 54 (2), 000-000, 2013
642013
The minds of gods: A comparative study of supernatural agency
BG Purzycki
Cognition 129 (1), 163-179, 2013
602013
Ritual behavior and trust in the Tyva Republic
BG Purzycki, T Arakchaa
Current Anthropology 54 (3), 381-388, 2013
442013
Our gods: Variation in supernatural minds
BG Purzycki, R Sosis
Essential building blocks of human nature, 77-93, 2011
382011
The extended religious phenotype and the adaptive coupling of ritual and belief
BG Purzycki, R Sosis
Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 59 (2), 99-108, 2013
352013
Tyvan cher eezi and the socioecological constraints of supernatural agents' minds
BG Purzycki
Religion, Brain & Behavior 1 (1), 31-45, 2011
292011
Religious concepts as necessary components of the adaptive religious system
BG Purzycki, R Sosis
The nature of god: Evolution and religion, 37-59, 2010
292010
The evolution of religion and morality: a synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies
BG Purzycki, J Henrich, C Apicella, QD Atkinson, A Baimel, E Cohen, ...
Religion, Brain & Behavior 8 (2), 101-132, 2018
282018
Extending evolutionary accounts of religion beyond the mind: Religions as adaptive systems
BG Purzycki, OS Haque, R Sosis
Evolution, religion, and cognitive science: Critical and constructive essays …, 2014
262014
Cognitive architecture, humor and counterintuitiveness: Retention and recall of MCIs
BG Purzycki
Journal of Cognition and Culture 10 (1-2), 189-204, 2010
262010
The evolution of gods’ minds in the Tyva Republic
BG Purzycki
Current Anthropology 57 (S13), S88-S104, 2016
252016
Spirit masters, ritual cairns, and the adaptive religious system in Tyva
BG Purzycki
Sibirica 9 (2), 21-47, 2010
242010
Humor as violation and deprecation: A cognitive anthropological account
BG Purzycki
Journal of Cognition and Culture 11 (1-2), 217-230, 2011
232011
The cognitive and cultural foundations of moral behavior
BG Purzycki, AC Pisor, C Apicella, Q Atkinson, E Cohen, J Henrich, ...
Evolution and Human Behavior 39 (5), 490-501, 2018
192018
Toward a cognitive ecology of religious concepts: Evidence from the Tyva Republic
BG Purzycki
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 1 (1), 99, 2013
172013
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