James H Fowler

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Human behaviour: Egalitarian motive and altruistic punishment
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Nature 433:1 p following 32; discussion following 32. 2005
  2. pmc Altruistic punishment and the origin of cooperation
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:7047-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Human cooperation: second-order free-riding problem solved?
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Nature 437:E8; discussion E8-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Egalitarian motives in humans
    Christopher T Dawes
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, California 92093, USA
    Nature 446:794-6. 2007
  5. pmc Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks
    James H Fowler
    Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92103, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:5334-8. 2010
  6. pmc Inferring tie strength from online directed behavior
    Jason J Jones
    Medical Genetics Division, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e52168. 2013
  7. pmc Parental influence on substance use in adolescent social networks
    Holly B Shakya
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:1132-9. 2012
  8. pmc Association between social network communities and health behavior: an observational sociocentric network study of latrine ownership in rural India
    Holly B Shakya
    Holly B Shakya is with School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego Nicholas A Christakis is with Yale Department of Sociology, New Haven, CT James H Fowler is with Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    Am J Public Health 104:930-7. 2014
  9. pmc A 61-million-person experiment in social influence and political mobilization
    Robert M Bond
    Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Nature 489:295-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Biology, politics, and the emerging science of human nature
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Science 322:912-4. 2008

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Human behaviour: Egalitarian motive and altruistic punishment
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Nature 433:1 p following 32; discussion following 32. 2005
    ..This finding is consistent with evidence that humans may have an evolutionary incentive to punish the highest earners in order to promote equality, rather than cooperation...
  2. pmc Altruistic punishment and the origin of cooperation
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:7047-9. 2005
    ..It also suggests that punishment can only enforce payoff-improving strategies, contrary to a widely cited "folk theorem" result that suggests that punishment can allow the evolution of any strategy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Human cooperation: second-order free-riding problem solved?
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Nature 437:E8; discussion E8-9. 2005
    ..Here I present a simplified version of their model to demonstrate how cooperation unravels if second-round defectors enter the population, and this shows that the free-riding problem remains unsolved...
  4. ncbi request reprint Egalitarian motives in humans
    Christopher T Dawes
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, California 92093, USA
    Nature 446:794-6. 2007
    ..The results suggest that egalitarian motives affect income-altering behaviours, and may therefore be an important factor underlying the evolution of strong reciprocity and, hence, cooperation in humans...
  5. pmc Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks
    James H Fowler
    Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92103, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:5334-8. 2010
    ..These results show experimentally that cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks...
  6. pmc Inferring tie strength from online directed behavior
    Jason J Jones
    Medical Genetics Division, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e52168. 2013
    ..More private communications (messages) were not necessarily more informative than public communications (comments, wall posts, and other interactions)...
  7. pmc Parental influence on substance use in adolescent social networks
    Holly B Shakya
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:1132-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the relationship between the parenting style of an adolescent's peers' parents and an adolescent's substance use...
  8. pmc Association between social network communities and health behavior: an observational sociocentric network study of latrine ownership in rural India
    Holly B Shakya
    Holly B Shakya is with School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego Nicholas A Christakis is with Yale Department of Sociology, New Haven, CT James H Fowler is with Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    Am J Public Health 104:930-7. 2014
    ....
  9. pmc A 61-million-person experiment in social influence and political mobilization
    Robert M Bond
    Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Nature 489:295-8. 2012
    ..These results suggest that strong ties are instrumental for spreading both online and real-world behaviour in human social networks...
  10. doi request reprint Biology, politics, and the emerging science of human nature
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Science 322:912-4. 2008
    ..We describe recent advances and argue that biologists and political scientists must work together to advance a new science of human nature...
  11. pmc Model of genetic variation in human social networks
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:1720-4. 2009
    ..They also suggest that modeling intrinsic variation in network attributes may be important for understanding the way genes affect human behaviors and the way these behaviors spread from person to person...
  12. pmc Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study
    James H Fowler
    Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMJ 337:a2338. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether happiness can spread from person to person and whether niches of happiness form within social networks...
  13. pmc Correlated genotypes in friendship networks
    James H Fowler
    Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Political Science, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:1993-7. 2011
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  14. pmc The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social network
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:2249-58. 2008
    ..We examined the extent of the person-to-person spread of smoking behavior and the extent to which groups of widely connected people quit together...
  15. pmc Heritability of cooperative behavior in the trust game
    David Cesarini
    Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3721-6. 2008
    ..Based on these findings, we urge social scientists to take seriously the idea that differences in peer and parental socialization are not the only forces that influence variation in cooperative behavior...
  16. ncbi request reprint The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years
    Nicholas A Christakis
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:370-9. 2007
    ..The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past 30 years. We performed a quantitative analysis of the nature and extent of the person-to-person spread of obesity as a possible factor contributing to the obesity epidemic...