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  1. Morality: An Evolutionary Account.Dennis Krebs - 2008 - Perspectives on Psychological Science 3 (3):149-172.
    Refinements in Darwin’s theory of the origin of a moral sense create a framework equipped to organize and integrate contemporary theory and research on morality. Morality originated in deferential, cooperative, and altruistic ‘‘social instincts,’’ or decision-making strategies, that enabled early humans to maximize their gains from social living and resolve their conflicts of interest in adaptive ways. Moral judgments, moral norms, and conscience originated from strategic interactions among members of groups who experienced confluences and conflicts of interest. Moral argumentation buttressed (...)
     
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    Toward a More Pragmatic Approach to Morality: A Critical Evaluation of Kohlberg's Model.Dennis L. Krebs & Kathy Denton - 2005 - Psychological Review 112 (3):629-649.
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    The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account.Dennis Krebs - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    In order to account fully for morality, Dennis Krebs departs from traditional approaches to morality that suggest that children acquire morals through ...
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    Psychological approaches to altruism: An evaluation.Dennis Krebs - 1982 - Ethics 92 (3):447-458.
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    Explanatory limitations of cognitive-developmental approaches to morality.Dennis L. Krebs & Kathy Denton - 2006 - Psychological Review 113 (3):672-675.
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    Evolutionary games and morality.Dennis Krebs - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (1-2):1-2.
    The implications of game theory models of the evolution of strategies of exchange are explored with respect to the evolution of moral dispositions. I argue that dispositions to practice tit for tat strategies could have evolved, but the moral behaviours to which they give rise do not fare well on criteria of morality. Inasmuch as the strategy implicit in the Golden Rule is unconditional, it could not have evolved in environments containing strategies that exploit it. However, dispositions to invoke conditional (...)
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    Egoistic incentives in experimental games.Dennis Krebs - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (4):713-714.
  8. Detecting genetic similarity without detecting genetic similarity.Dennis Krebs - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (3):533-534.
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  9. Survival of the virtuous: how we became a moral animal.Dennis Krebs - 2022 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    I have been trying to understand the moral aspect of human nature for several decades. Several years ago, after publishing The Origins of Morality, an editor from Oxford Press suggested that I write up the theory and research I reviewed in this academic book in a manner that would be accessible to people with relatively little background knowledge in the area. A few years later, I launched this project, which ended up in this book. In it, I trace the grown (...)
     
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    The many faces of self-deception.Dennis Krebs, J'Anne Ward & Tim Racine - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):119-119.
    Those who invoke the word self-deception to represent one phenomenon often argue that those who use it to represent another are misusing the construct. Better to recognize that self-deception is a fuzzy concept that may be used to represent a variety of mental processes and states, and to direct our energy toward distinguishing empirically among its forms and functions.
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  11. Born bad? Evaluating the case against the evolution of morality.Dennis Krebs - 2010 - In Henrik Høgh-Olesen (ed.), Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    On levels of analysis and theoretical integration: Models of social behavior.Dennis Krebs - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (2):260-261.
    Evolutionary theory supplies a framework for integrative models of social behavior. In addition to those that include conditioning, evolutionary theory is equipped to explain the acquisition of structures designed to enable individuals to learn by observing others, create mental models of the environment, and coordinate social interactions by taking the perspectives of others.
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    Adaptive altruistic strategies.Dennis L. Krebs - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):265-266.
    Biological, cognitive, and learning explanations of altruism, selfishness, and self-control can be integrated in terms of adaptive strategies. The key to understanding why humans and other animals sometimes resist temptation and sacrifice their immediate interests for the sake of others lies in mapping the design of the evolved mental mechanisms that give rise to the decisions in question.
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    In response to the idea that morality originated when subordinate members of groups banded together to constrain more dominant members, I argue that a more general function of morality is to uphold systems of cooperative exchange ever threatened by.Dennis Krebs - 2000 - In Leonard Katz (ed.), Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives. Imprint Academic. pp. 1--139.
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    Deciphering the structure of the moral sense. [REVIEW]Dennis Krebs - 2007 - Evolution and Human Behaviour 28:294-298.
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    The age of empathy: nature’s lessons for a kinder society.Dennis L. Krebs - 2011 - Journal of Moral Education 40 (1):125-127.
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    Benign folie à deux: The social construction of positive illusions.Dennis L. Krebs & Kathy Denton - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):525 - 526.
    McKay & Dennett (M&D) have done an admirable job of distinguishing among various forms of misbelief and evaluating the idea that they stem from evolved mental mechanisms. We argue that a complete account of misbeliefs must attend to the role that others play in creating and maintaining positive illusions.
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