Publications

Forthcoming Journal Articles

McNamara, R.A., Fischer, R. (accepted for publication) Adding culture and context improves evolutionary theorizing about human cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Chudek, M., McNamara, R.A., Birch, S., Bloom, P., & Henrich, J. (2017). Do minds switch bodies? Dualist interpretations across ages and societiesReligion Brain & Behavior.  10.1080/2153599X.2017.1377757 10.17605/OSF.IO/Q67TE

Published Journal Articles

2017

McNamara, R.A., & Henrich, J. (2017). Jesus vs. the Ancestors: How specific religious beliefs shape prosociality on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Religion Brain & Behavior. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267030

McNamara, R.A., & Henrich, J. (2017). Kin and Kinship psychology both influence cooperative coordination in Yasawa, Fiji. Evolution and Human Behavior. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.09.004

McNamara, R.A. (2017). Re-contextualizing the Re-explanation: Understanding Religion Requires Accounting for Both Ecological and Social Dynamics. Religion Brain & Behavior. doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2017.1323784

Purzycki, B.G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R.A., Willard, A., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., & Henrich, J. (2017). The Evolution of Religion and Morality Project: A synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies. Religion Brain & Behavior. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267027

2016

McNamara, R.A., Norenzayan, A., Henrich, J. (2016) Supernatural punishment, in-group biases, and material insecurity: Experiments and ethnography from Yasawa, Fiji. Religion Brain and Behavior6(1), 34-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2014.921235

Purzycki, B.G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R.A., Willard, A., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., & Henrich, J. (2016). Moralizing Gods, Supernatural Punishment, and the Expansion of Human Sociality. Nature. 530, 327-330.

Norenzayan, A., Shariff, A. F., Gervais, W. M., Willard, A., McNamara, R.A., Slingerland, E., & Henrich, J. (2016).The Cultural Evolution of Prosocial ReligionsBehavioral and Brain Sciences. 39, 1-65. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X14001356

Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q. D., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., & Henrich, J. (2016). Cross-cultural dataset for the evolution of religion and morality project. Scientific Data. 3, 160099 EP –. http://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.99

2015

Purzyki, B. G., McNamara, R.A. (2015) Ecology, Consensus, and Variation: Issues with Time and Persistence in Religious Systems. Religion Brain and Behavior. 5(3): 250-253.

2014

Hruschka D., Efferson C., Jiang T., Falletta-Cowden A., Sigurdsson S., McNamara R.A., Sands M., Munira S., Slingerland E., and Henrich J. (2014). Impartial institutions, pathogen stress and the expanding social network. Human Nature. 25(4):567-579.

Book Chapters

Purzycki, B.G., McNamara, R.A. (2015) “An Ecological Theory of Gods’ Minds” Cognitive science of religion and its philosophical implications.

MANUSCRIPTS

Under Review

McNamara, R.A., Willard, A.K., Norenzayan, A., & Henrich, J. (under review) Weighing Outcome vs. Intent Across Societies: How cultural models of mind shape moral reasoning. Cognition10.17605/OSF.IO/KESBU

McNamara, R.A. & Neapi, S. (under review) Decolonizing Community Psychology by Supporting Indigenous Knowledge, Projects, and Students: Lessons from Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada. Submitted to the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Willard, A. K., & McNamara, R. A. (revise & resubmit). The Minds of God(s) and Humans: Differences in Mind Perception in Fiji and Canada. Cognitive Science.

Purzycki, B.G., Ross, C., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R.A., Willard, A., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., & Henrich, J. (under review). Material Security, Life History, and Moralistic Religions: A Cross-Cultural Examination. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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