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    Constituents of Political Cognition: Race, Party Politics, and the Alliance Detection System.David Pietraszewski, Oliver Scott Curry, Michael Bang Petersen, Leda Cosmides & John Tooby - 2015 - Cognition 140:24-39.
    Research suggests that the mind contains a set of adaptations for detecting alliances: an alliance detection system, which monitors for, encodes, and stores alliance information and then modifies the activation of stored alliance categories according to how likely they will predict behavior within a particular social interaction. Previous studies have established the activation of this system when exposed to explicit competition or cooperation between individuals. In the current studies we examine if shared political opinions produce these same effects. In particular, (...)
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    Coalitional Psychology on the Playground: Reasoning About Indirect Social Consequences in Preschoolers and Adults.David Pietraszewski & Tamsin C. German - 2013 - Cognition 126 (3):352-363.
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    Not by Strength Alone.David Pietraszewski & Alex Shaw - 2015 - Human Nature 26 (1):44-72.
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    What is Argument For? An Adaptationist Approach to Argument and Debate.David Pietraszewski - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (2):86-87.
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    Reverse Engineering the Structure of Cognitive Mechanisms.David Pietraszewski & Annie E. Wertz - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (4):209-210.
    Describing a cognitive system at a mechanistic level requires an engineering task analysis. This involves identifying the task and developing models of possible solutions. Evolutionary psychology and Bayesian modeling make complimentary contributions: Evolutionary psychology suggests the types of tasks that human brains were designed to solve, while Bayesian modeling provides a rigorous description of possible computational solutions to such problems.
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    The Elementary Dynamics of Intergroup Conflict and Revenge.David Pietraszewski - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (1):32-33.
    The psychology underlying revenge in an intergroup context is built around a small handful of recurrent interaction types. Analyzing the cost/benefit calculations of each agent's role within these interaction types provides a more precise way to characterize intergroup conflict and revenge. This in turn allows for more precise models of the psychology of intergroup conflict to be proposed and tested.
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