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  1. Drew Gerkey & Lee Cronk (2010). Why Do We Need to Coordinate When Classifying Kin? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (5):385-386.
    We suggest that there are two coordination games when it comes to understanding kin terminology. Jones' article focuses on the linguistic coordination inherent in developing meaningful kin terminologies, alluding briefly to the benefits of these kin terminologies for coordination in other domains. We enhance Jones' discussion by tracing the links between the structure of kin terminologies and their functions.
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  2. Lee Cronk & Bria Dunham (2007). Amounts Spent on Engagement Rings Reflect Aspects of Male and Female Mate Quality. Human Nature 18 (4):329-333.
    Previous research has shown that the qualities of nuptial gifts among nonhumans and marriage-related property transfers in human societies such as bridewealth and dowry covary with aspects of mate quality. This article explores this issue for another type of marriage-related property transfer: engagement rings. We obtained data on engagement ring costs and other variables through a mail survey sent to recently married individuals living in the American Midwest. This article focuses on survey responses regarding rings that were purchased by men (...)
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  3. Lee Cronk (2006). Intelligent Design in Cultural Evolution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):352-353.
    Intelligent design, though unnecessary in the study of biological evolution, is essential to the study of cultural evolution. However, the intelligent designers in question are not deities or aliens but rather humans going about their lives. The role of intentionality in cultural evolution can be elucidated through the addition of signaling theory to the framework outlined in the target article. (Published Online November 9 2006).
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  4. Lee Cronk (2004). Continuity, Displaced Reference, and Deception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):510-511.
    Falk's contribution to a continuity theory of the origins of language would be complemented by an account of the origins of displaced reference, a key characteristic distinguishing human language from animal signaling systems. Because deception is one situation in which nonhumans may use signals in the absence of their referents, deception may have been the starting point for displaced reference.
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  5. Lee Cronk (1994). Group Selection's New Clothes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4):615.
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  6. Lee Cronk (1994). The Use of Moralistic Statements in Social Manipulation: A Reply to Roy A. Rappaport. Zygon 29 (3):351-355.
  7. Lee Cronk (1991). Hypothesis Testing and Social Engineering. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (2):305-306.
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  8. Lee Cronk (1991). Intention Versus Behaviour in Parental Sex Preferences Among the Mukogodo of Kenya. Journal of Biosocial Science 23 (2):229-240.
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  9. Lee Cronk (1991). Preferential Parental Investment in Daughters Over Sons. Human Nature 2 (4):387-417.
    Female-biased parental investment is unusual but not unknown in human societies. Relevant explanatory models include Fisher’s principle, the Trivers-Willard model, local mate and resource competition and enhancement, and economic rational actor models. Possible evidence of female-biased parental investment includes sex ratios, mortality rates, parents’ stated preferences for offspring of one sex, and direct and indirect measurements of actual parental behavior. Possible examples of female-biased parental investment include the Mukogodo of Kenya, the Ifalukese of Micronesia, the Cheyenne of North America, the (...)
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  10. Lee Cronk (1988). Human History as Natural History. Critical Review 2 (1):103-110.
    DESPOTISM AND DIFFERENTIAL REPRODUCTION: A DARWINIAN VIEW OF HISTORY by Laura L. Betzig Hawthorne, New York: Aldine, 1986. 171 pp., $24.95.
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  11. Lee Cronk (1986). The Anthropology of Tyranny. Critical Review 1 (1):106-114.
    AT THE DAWN OF TYRANNY by Eli Sagan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. 420 pp., $22.95.
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