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Richerson, Peter J.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 5,464 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN360, 306
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Most widely held works by Peter J Richerson
Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution by Peter J Richerson( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not by Genes Alone offers a radical interpretation of human evolution, arguing that our ecological dominance and our singular social systems stem from a psychology uniquely adapted to create complex culture. Richerson and Boyd illustrate here that culture is neither superorganic nor the handmaiden of the genes. Rather, it is essential to human adaptation, as much a part of human biology as bipedal locomotion. Drawing on work in the fields of anthropology, political science, sociology, and economics - and building their case with such examples as kayaks, corporations, clever knots, and yams that require twelve men to carry them - Richerson and Boyd demonstrate that culture and biology are inextricably linked, and they show us how to think about their interaction in a way that yields a richer understanding of human nature."--Jacket
Culture and the evolutionary process by Robert Boyd( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental quality and water development by Charles Remington Goldman( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin and evolution of cultures by Robert Boyd( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origin and Evolution of Cultures presents articles based on two notions. That culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour; and that culture is part of biology. Interest in this collection will span anthropology, psychology, economics, philosophy, and political science
Human ecology : an environmental approach by Peter J Richerson( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural evolution : society, technology, language, and religion( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of these insights, however, has been hampered by traditional disciplinary boundaries. To remedy this, in this volume leading researchers from theoretical biology, developmental and cognitive psychology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, history, and economics come together to explore the central role of cultural evolution in different aspects of human endeavor. The contributors take as their guiding principle the idea that cultural evolution can provide an important integrating function across the various disciplines of the human sciences, as organic evolution does for biology. The benefits of adopting a cultural evolutionary perspective are demonstrated by contributions on social systems, technology, language, and religion. Topics covered include enforcement of norms in human groups, the neuroscience of technology, language diversity, and prosociality and religion. The contributors evaluate current research on cultural evolution and consider its broader theoretical and practical implications, synthesizing past and ongoing work and sketching a roadmap for future cross-disciplinary efforts
Non di soli geni : come la cultura ha trasformato l'evoluzione umana by Peter J Richerson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of human ecology by Peter J Richerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limnology of Lake Titicaca (Peru-Bolivia) : a large, high altitude tropical lake by Peter J Richerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Darwinian theory for the evolution of symbolic cultural traits by Peter J Richerson( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community ecology of the Lake Tahoe plankton by Peter J Richerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models and anti-models : the structure of payoff-dependent social learning( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How corporate cultures coevolve with the business environment : the case of firm growth crises and industry evolution by Christian Cordes( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper shows how cognitive human dispositions that take effect at the level of an individual firm’s corporate culture have repercussions on an industry's evolution. In our theory, the latter is attributable to evolving corporate cultures coupled with changes in a firm's business environment. With the help of a formal model of evolving corporate cultures, we demonstrate how firms can establish a cooperative cultural regime that yields competitive advantages in an innovative, fast changing environment. Depending on within-firm social learning processes and cognitive constraints of human agents, organizations then reach a critical cognitive firm size in their development beyond which the level of cooperation deteriorates rapidly they systematically face a growth crisis. Organizations successful in such an environment and reaching a critical technological size may, however, reap economies of scale in a later, mature and stable business environment with altered corporate culture. Furthermore, we relate these findings to empirical evidence on firm survival and performance in different industries, the evolution of organizational structures, technological advancements in production technologies, and identify some determinants of market structures. -- Industry Evolution ; Critical Firm Sizes ; Firm Growth ; Corporate Culture ; Human Cognition
How does opportunistic behavior influence firm size?( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'evoluzione delle norme : una prospettiva antropologica by Robert Boyd( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are religious individuals more generous, trusting, and cooperative? : an experimental test of the effect of religion on prosociality by Brian Paciotti( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalistic approaches to culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and cooperation by Robert Boyd( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalistic approach to the theory of the firm : the role of cooperation and cultural evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin and Evolution of Cultures, The. Evolution and Cognition( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 25 years, Boyd and Richerson have become well-known across a wide range of disciplines for their path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work collects twenty of the influential but relatively inaccessible published articles that form the backbone of this research. It could not be more timely given the growing influence of evolutionary psychology. The papers - which were published in a diverse set of journals and which are not easily available - a conceptually linked and form a cohesive, unified evolutionary account of human culture. Their interdisciplinary research is based on two notions. First, that culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour: unlike other organism, socially transmitted beliefs, attitudes and values heavily influence our behaviour. Secondly, culture is part of biology: the capacity to acquire and transmit culture is a derived component of human psychology, and the contents of culture are deeply intertwined with our biology.; Taking off from these two assumptions, Boyd and Richerson's novel idea is that culture is a pool of information, stored in the brains of a population, that gets transmitted from one brain to another by social learning processes. Among their conclusions: culture can account for both our astounding ecological success as well as the maladaptations that characterize much of human behaviour. Interest in Boyd and Richerson's work spans anthropology, psychology, economics, philosophy, and political science, and has influenced work on animal behaviour, economics and game theory, memes, and even archaeology
 
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Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution
Alternative Names
Peter Richerson Amerikaans bioloog

Peter Richerson Biologist

Peter Richerson US-amerikanischer Biologe

Richerson, Pete 1943-

Richerson, Peter 1943-

Richerson, Peter James 1943-

Languages
English (104)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The origin and evolution of cultures