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    On the Perception of Newcomers.Aldo Cimino & Andrew W. Delton - 2010 - Human Nature 21 (2):186-202.
    Human coalitions frequently persist through multiple, overlapping membership generations, requiring new members to cooperate and coordinate with veteran members. Does the mind contain psychological adaptations for interacting within these intergenerational coalitions? In this paper, we examine whether the mind spontaneously treats newcomers as a motivationally privileged category. Newcomers—though capable of benefiting coalitions—may also impose considerable costs (e.g., they may free ride on other members, they may be poor at completing group tasks). In three experiments we show (1) that the mind (...)
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    The Sketch is Blank: No Evidence for an Explanatory Role for Cultural Group Selection.Max M. Krasnow & Andrew W. Delton - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
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    Beyond Market Behavior: Evolved Cognition and Folk Political Economic Beliefs.Talbot M. Andrews & Andrew W. Delton - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
    Boyer & Petersen lay out a compelling theory for folk-economic beliefs, focusing on beliefs about markets. However, societies also allocate resources through mechanisms involving power and group decision-making, through the political economy. We encourage future work to keep folkpoliticaleconomic beliefs in mind, and sketch an example involving pollution and climate change mitigation policy.
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    Are Humans Too Generous and Too Punitive? Using Psychological Principles to Further Debates About Human Social Evolution.Max M. Krasnow & Andrew W. Delton - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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