Costly punishment across human societies

Science Vol/Iss. 312 Published In Pages: 1767-1770
By Henrich, Joseph, McElreath, Richard L., Barr, Abigail, Ensminger, Jean, Barrett, Clark, Bolyanatz, Alexander, Cardenas, Juan Camilo, Gurven, Michael, Gwako, Edwins, Henrich, Natalie, Lesoorogol, Carolyn, Marlowe, Frank W., Tracer, David, Ziker, John


The magnitude of costly punishment behavior in economic games will vary among a diverse sample of cultures (1770).


Variation was not significantly related to economic or demographic variables.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
linear regressionSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Costly Punishment BehaviorDependentSanctions