Joseph Watts
Joseph Watts
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
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TitleCited byYear
Attributing false beliefs about object identity reveals a signature blind spot in humans’ efficient mind-reading system
J Low, J Watts
Psychological science 24 (3), 305-311, 2013
Broad supernatural punishment but not moralizing high gods precede the evolution of political complexity in Austronesia
J Watts, SJ Greenhill, QD Atkinson, TE Currie, J Bulbulia, RD Gray
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282 (1804 …, 2015
Ritual human sacrifice promoted and sustained the evolution of stratified societies
J Watts, O Sheehan, QD Atkinson, J Bulbulia, RD Gray
Nature, 2016
Pulotu: Database of Austronesian Supernatural Beliefs and Practices
J Watts, O Sheehan, SJ Greenhill, S Gomes-Ng, QD Atkinson, J Bulbulia, ...
PloS one 10 (9), e0136783, 2015
Are big gods a big deal in the emergence of big groups?
QD Atkinson, AJ Latham, J Watts
Religion, Brain & Behavior 5 (4), 266-274, 2015
Cultural macroevolution matters
RD Gray, J Watts
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (30), 7846-7852, 2017
Coevolution of landesque capital intensive agriculture and sociopolitical hierarchy
O Sheehan, J Watts, RD Gray, QD Atkinson
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (14), 3628-3633, 2018
Clarity and causality needed in claims about Big Gods
J Watts, J Bulbulia, RD Gray, QD Atkinson
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39, e27, 2016
Can honest signaling theory clarify religion’s role in the evolution of social inequality?
J Bulbulia, G Fraser, J Watts, JH Shaver, R Gray
Religion, Brain & Behavior 7 (4), 285-288, 2017
Christianity spread faster in small, politically structured societies
J Watts, O Sheehan, J Bulbulia, RD Gray, QD Atkinson
Nature Human Behaviour 2 (8), 559, 2018
Did ritual human sacrifice help build and sustain social inequality?
J Watts, O Sheehan, QD Atkinson, J Bulbulia, RD Gray
The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key …, 2019
The New Collaborative Scientific Study of Religious History
J Watts, R Gray, J Bulbulia
Evolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion: A New Synthesis, 62-80, 2018
The Cultural Evolution of Religion: A phylogenetic approach
J Watts
PhD Thesis-University of Auckland, 2016
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