Pascal Boyer

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Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Why ritualized behavior? Precaution Systems and action parsing in developmental, pathological and cultural rituals
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 29:595-613; discussion 613-50. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Evolutionary economics of mental time travel?
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology and Anthropology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:219-24. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Being human: Religion: bound to believe?
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Nature 455:1038-9. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Threat-detection in child development: an evolutionary perspective
    Pascal Boyer
    Departments of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, United States
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:1034-41. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Varieties of self-systems worth having
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology and Anthropology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:647-60. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Extending the range of adaptive misbelief: Memory "distortions" as functional features
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130 http artsci wustl edu pboyer
    Behav Brain Sci 32:513-4. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Extending the testimony problem: evaluating the truth, scope, and source of cultural information
    Brian Bergstrom
    Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Child Dev 77:531-8. 2006
  8. pmc Cultural differences in investing in others and in the future: why measuring trust is not enough
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40750. 2012

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Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Why ritualized behavior? Precaution Systems and action parsing in developmental, pathological and cultural rituals
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 29:595-613; discussion 613-50. 2006
    ..Cultural mimicry of this system's normal input makes cultural rituals attention-grabbing and compelling. A number of empirical predictions follow from this synthetic model...
  2. doi request reprint Evolutionary economics of mental time travel?
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology and Anthropology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:219-24. 2008
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Being human: Religion: bound to believe?
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Nature 455:1038-9. 2008
    Atheism will always be a harder sell than religion, Pascal Boyer explains, because a slew of cognitive traits predispose us to faith.
  4. doi request reprint Threat-detection in child development: an evolutionary perspective
    Pascal Boyer
    Departments of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, United States
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:1034-41. 2011
    ..Proper evolutionary models may also be relevant to outstanding issues in the domain, notably the connections between typical development and pathology...
  5. ncbi request reprint Varieties of self-systems worth having
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology and Anthropology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Conscious Cogn 14:647-60. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Extending the range of adaptive misbelief: Memory "distortions" as functional features
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130 http artsci wustl edu pboyer
    Behav Brain Sci 32:513-4. 2009
    ..In this sense many memories may be examples of functionally adaptive misbelief...
  7. ncbi request reprint Extending the testimony problem: evaluating the truth, scope, and source of cultural information
    Brian Bergstrom
    Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Child Dev 77:531-8. 2006
    ....
  8. pmc Cultural differences in investing in others and in the future: why measuring trust is not enough
    Pascal Boyer
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40750. 2012
    ..Results suggest that these measures capture deep differences in economic attitudes that are not detected by standard measures of generalized trust...