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In press

  • Forster, D. E., Pedersen, E. J., McCullough, M. E., & Lieberman, D. (in press). Evaluating benefits, costs, and social value as predictors of gratitudePsychological Science
  • Flores, A., Cole, J. C., Dickert, S., Eom, K., Jiga-Boy, G. M., Kogut, T., Loria, R. N., Mayorga, M., Pedersen, E. J., Pereira, B., Rubaltelli, E., Sherman, D. K., Slovic, P., Västfjäll, D., & Van Boven, L. (in press). Politicians polarize and experts depolarize public support for COVID-19 containment policies across countries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.




  • McAuliffe, W. H. B., Forster, D. E., Pedersen, E. J., & McCullough, M.E. (2019). Does cooperation in the laboratory reflect the operation of a broad trait? European Journal of Personality.
  • Simpson, E. A., Paukner, A., Pedersen, E. J., Ferrari, P. F., & Parr, L. A. (2019). Visual preferences for direct‐gaze faces in infant macaques (Macaca mulatta) with limited face exposure. Developmental psychobiology61(2), 228-238.






  • Pedersen, E. J., Kurzban, R., & McCullough, M. E. (2013). Do humans really punish altruistically? A closer look. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1758).
  • Pedersen, E. J., Smith, A., & Lieberman, D. (2013). Evolutionary psychology. In R. J. McGee & R. L. Warms (Eds.) Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, (pp. 246-250). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • McCullough, M. E. & Pedersen, E. J. (2013). The evolution of generosity: How natural selection builds devices for benefit delivery. Social Research80, 387-410.
  • McCullough, M. E., Pedersen, E. J., Schroder, J., Tabak, B. A., & Carver, C. S. (2013). Harsh childhood environmental characteristics predict exploitation and retaliation in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological ciences, 280(1750).