The Yasawa Papers


  1. Lang, M., Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C. L. ... & J. Henrich (2019). Moralizing gods, impartiality, and religious parochialism across 15 societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0202. PDF

  2. McNamara, R. A., A. K. Willard, A. Norenzayan, & J. Henrich (2018). Weighing outcome vs. intent across societies: How cultural models of mind shape moral reasoning. Cognition 182: 95-108PDF

  3. Purzycki, B. G., A. Pisor, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, J. Henrich, R. McElreath, et al (2018). The cognitive and cultural foundations of moral behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior 39(5): 490-501. PDF

  4. Purzycki, B. G., Ross, C. T., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., ... & J. Henrich (2018). Material security, life history, and moralistic religions: A cross-cultural examination. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193856. PDF

  5. Purzycki, B. G., Henrich, J., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Baimel, A., ... & A. Norenzayan (2018). "The evolution of religion and morality: A synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies." Religion, Brain and Behavior 8(2): 101-132. PDF

  6. Chudek, M., McNamara, R., Birch, S., Bloom, P., & J. Henrich (2017). Do minds switch bodies? Dualist interpretations across ages and societies. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 8(4): 354-368. PDF

  7. McNamara, R. A. & J. Henrich (2017). Jesus vs. the ancestors: How specific religious beliefs shape prosociality on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Religion, Brain and Behavior 8(2): 185-204. PDF

  8. Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R., Willard, A., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., & J. Henrich (2016). Cross-cultural dataset for the Evolution of Religion and Morality Project. Scientific Data 3(160099): 10.1038/sdata.2016.99. PDF

  9. McNamara, R. A. & J. Henrich (2016). Kin and kinship psychology both influence cooperative coordination in Yasawa, Fiji. Evolution and Human Behavior 38(2): 197-207. PDF

  10. Barrett, H. C., Bolyanatz, A., Crittenden, A. N., Fessler, D. M. T., Fitzpatrick, S., Gurven, M., Henrich, J., et al. (2016). Small-scale societies exhibit fundamental varition in the role of intentions in moral judgment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States 133(17): 4688-4693. PDF

  11. Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., & J. Henrich (2016). Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality. Nature 530(7590): 327-330. PDF

  12. McKerracher, L., M. Collard, M., & J. Henrich (2016). Food Aversions and Cravings during Pregnancy on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Human Nature, 27: 296-315. PDF

  13. Broesch, T., Rochat, P., Olah, K., Broesch, J., & J. Henrich (2016). Similarities and differences in maternal responsiveness in three societies: Evidence from Fiji, Kenya and US. Child Development, 87(3): 700-711. PDF

  14. McNamara, R., Norenzayan, A., & J. Henrich (2016). Supernatural punishment, in-group biases, and material insecurity: Experiments and Ethnography from Yasawa, Fiji. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 6(1): 34-55. PDF

  15. Moya, C., Boyd, R., & Henrich, J. (2015). Reasoning about cultural and genetic transmission: Developmental and cross-cultural evidence from Peru, Fiji, and the US on how people make inferences about trait and identity transmission. Topics in Cognitive Science, 7(4): 595-610. PDF

  16. McKerracher, L., Collard, M., & Henrich, J. (2015). The expression and adaptive significance of pregnancy-related nausea, vomiting, and aversions on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(2): 95-102. PDF

  17. Henrich, J. and N. Henrich (2014) Fairness without Punishment: Behavioral Experiments in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. In Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Edited by J. Ensminger and J. Henrich. PDF 

  18. Hruschka, D., Efferson, C., Jiang, T., Falletta-Cowden, A., Sigurdsson, S., McNamara, R., Sands, M., Munira, S., Slingerland, E., and J. Henrich. (2014). Impartial Institutions, Pathogen Stress and the Expanding Social Network. Human Nature, 25(4): 567-579. PDF

  19. Broesch, J., Barrett, H. C., & Henrich, J. (2014). Adaptive Content Biases in Learning about Animals across the Life Course. Human Nature, 25(2): 181-199. PDF
  20. Tracy, J. L., Shariff, A. F., Zhao, W., & J. Henrich (2013). Cross-Cultural Evidence that the Nonverbal Expression of Pride is an Automatic Status Signal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 142: 163-180. PDF [Supplemental Materials]

  21. Kline, M., Boyd, R., & Henrich, J. (2013). Teaching and the Life History of Cultural Transmission in Fijian Villages. Human Nature, 24(4): 351-374. PDF
  22. Henrich, J. & J. Broesch (2011) On the nature of cultural transmission networks: Evidence from Fijian villages for adaptive learning biases. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 366: 1139-1148. PDF  [Data Supplement] [Talk at the Royal Society MP3 ] 
  23. Henrich, J.& N. Henrich (2010) The Evolution of Cultural Adaptations: Fijian food taboos protect against dangerous marine toxins. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 277: 3715-3724. PDF [Data Supplement]