Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Forthcoming
Purzycki, Benjamin and Richard Sosis Resistance, Subversion, and the Absence of Religion in Traditional Societies. In The Cambridge History of Atheism, eds. Michael Ruse and Stephen Bullivant, Cambridge University Press.
Forthcoming
Wood, Connor and Richard Sosis Simulating Religions as Adaptive Systems. In Human Simulation, ed. Saikou Diallo. Wiley Press.
Forthcoming Sosis, Richard, John Shaver, Benjamin Grant Purzycki, and Jordan Kiper Soul Mates? Conflicts and Complementarities in the Evolutionary and Cognitive Sciences of Religion. In Oxford Handbook for the Cognitive Science of Religion, ed. Justin Barrett. Oxford University Press.
Forthcoming Sosis, Richard The Man Who Receives Too Many Emails: Exploring the Construction of Wildman’s Institutional Reality. In Wesley J. Wildman: A Thinker for all Seasons, eds. F. LeRon Shults and Robert C. Neville. New York: SUNY Press.
Forthcoming Alcorta, Candace and Richard Sosis Adolescent religious rites of passage: an anthropological perspective. Encyclopedia of Adolescent Development: History, Theory, and Culture, vol. 1, ed. D.T.L. Shek, Wiley Publishers.
2019 Sosis, Richard The Building Blocks of Religious Systems: Approaching Religion as a Complex Adaptive System.pdf. In Evolution, Development & Complexity: Multiscale Models of Complex Adaptive Systems, eds. G.Y. Georgiev, J.M. Smart, C.L. Flores Martinez, and M. Price, pp. 421-449. New York: Springer.
2019 Barker, Jessica, Eleanor Power, Stephen Heap, Mikael Puurtinen, and Richard Sosis. Content, Cost, and Context: A Framework for Understanding Human Signaling Systems. Evolutionary Anthropology 28: 86-99.
2019
John Shaver, Chris Sibley, Richard Sosis, Dean Galbraith, and Joseph Bulbulia. Alloparenting and Religious Fertility: A Test of the Religious Alloparenting Hypothesis. Evolution and Human Behavior 40: 315-324.
2019
Sosis, Richard Can Rituals Reduce Stress During War? The Magic of Psalms, In The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies, eds. Jason Slone and William McCorkle, pp. 193-202. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press.
2019
Sosis, Richard Do Religions Promote Cooperation? Testing Signaling Theories of Religion, In The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies, eds. Jason Slone and William McCorkle, pp 155-162. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press
2019
Purzycki, Benjamin and Richard Sosis What do People Think Omniscient Agents Know? In The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies, eds. Jason Slone and William McCorkle, pp. 25-32. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press.
2018 Sosis, Richard Why cultural evolution models need a systemic approach. In Evolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion: A New Synthesis, eds. A. Klostergaard Petersen, I.S. Gilhus, L.H. Martin, J. Sinding Jensen, and J. Sorensen, pp. 45-61. Boston: Brill.
2018 Dunbar, Robin and Richard Sosis Optimizing Human Community Size. Evolution and Human Behavior 39: 106–11.
2018 Shaver, John and Richard Sosis Costly signaling in human cultures, in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Evolutionary and Biosocial Perspectives in Anthropology, ed. H. Callan, pp 205-207. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
2018 Sosis, Richard and Jordan Kiper Sacred versus Secular Values: Cognitive and Evolutionary Sciences of Religion and Religious Freedom. In Homo Religiosus?: Exploring the Roots of Religion and Religious Freedom in Human Experience, eds. T.S. Shah and J. Friedman, pp. 89–119. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2018 Shaver, John, Susie Divietro, Martin Lang, and Richard Sosis Costs do not explain trust among secular groups. Journal of Cognition and Culture 18; 180–204.
2017 Sosis, Richard The road not taken: possible paths for the cognitive science of religion. In Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after 25 years, eds. L. Martin and D. Wiebe, pp. 155–167. London: Bloomsbury Press.
2017 Sosis, Richard On human nature: anthropological and Jewish musings. In Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature, eds. Agustin Fuentes and Aku Visala, pp. 96–103. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
2017 Kiper, Jordan and Richard Sosis The Logic and Location of Strong Reciprocity: Anthropological and Philosophical Considerations. In Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fairness, Equity, and Justice, eds. M. Li and D. Tracer, pp. 107–128. New York: Springer.
2016 Kiper, Jordan and Richard Sosis The Roots of Intergroup Conflict and the Co-option of the Religious System: An Evolutionary Perspective on Religious Terrorism. In Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion, eds. J. Liddle and T. Shackelford. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2016 Shaver, John, Benjamin Purzycki, and Richard Sosis Evolutionary Theory and the Study of Religion. In The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion, eds. M. Stausberg and S. Engler, pp. 124–136. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2016 Sosis, Richard Religions as complex adaptive systems. MacMillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks on Religion. Mental Religion: The Brain, Cognition, and Culture, ed. N. Clements, pp. 219–236. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan.
2016 McCullough, Michael, Paul Swartwout, John Shaver, Evan Carter, and Richard Sosis Christian Religious Badges Instill Trust in Christian and Non-Christian Perceivers. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8: 149–163.
2016 Kiper, Jordan and Richard Sosis Shaking the tyrant’s bloody robe: An evolutionary perspective on ethnoreligious violence. Politics and the Life Sciences 35: 27–47.
2016 Kiper, Jordan and Richard Sosis Why terrorism terrifies us. In Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism: New Perspectives on Political Violence, ed. M. Taylor, pp. 102–123. New York: Routledge.
2015 Purzycki, Benjamin G., Jordan Kiper, John Shaver, Daniel Finkel, and Richard Sosis Religion. In Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, eds. R.A. Scott and S.M. Kosslyn, pp. 1–16. New York: Wiley.
2015 Bulbulia, Joseph, John Shaver, Laura Greaves, Richard Sosis, Christopher Sibley Religion and parental cooperation: an empirical test of Slone’s sexual signaling model. In The Attraction of Religion: A New Evolutionary Psychology of Religion, eds. J. Slone and J. Van Slyke, pp. 29–62. London: Bloomsbury Press.
2014 Kiper, Jordan and Richard Sosis Moral intuitions and the religious system: an adaptationist account. Philosophy, Theology, and Science 1:172–199.
2014 Scott, IM, SC Josephson, A Boyette, AP Clark, R Fried, M Gibson, B Hewlett, M Jamieson, W Jankowiak, PL Honey, Z Huang, MA Liebert, BG Purzycki, J Shaver, JJ Snodgrass, R Sosis, LS Sugiyama, V Swami, DW Yu, Y Zhao, & IS Penton-Voak Human preferences for sexually dimorphic faces may be evolutionarily novel. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(40):14388–14393
2014 Shaver, John and Richard Sosis How does male ritual behavior vary across the lifespan? An examination of Fijian kava ceremonies. Human Nature 25: 136–160.
2014 Sosis, Richard and Jordan Kiper Religion is more than belief: What evolutionary theories of religion tell us about religious commitment, in Challenges to Religion and Morality: Disagreements and Evolution, eds. M. Bergmann and P. Kain, pp. 256–276. New York: Oxford University Press.
2014 Shariff, Azim, Benjamin Purzycki, and Richard Sosis Religions as Cultural Solutions to Social Living, in Culture Reexamined: Broadening Our Understanding of Social and Evolutionary Influences, ed. A.B. Cohen, pp. 217–238. Washington, DC: APA Books.
2014 Purzycki, Benjamin, Omar Haque, and Richard Sosis Extending Evolutionary Accounts of Religion beyond the Mind: Religions as Adaptive Systems, in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Criticaland Constructive Essays, eds. F. Watts and L. Turner, pp. 74–91. New York: Oxford University Press.
2013 Purzycki, Benjamin and Richard Sosis The extended religious phenotype and the adaptive coupling of ritual and belief. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 59:99–108.
2013 Alcorta, Candace S. and Richard Sosis Ritual, Religion, and Violence: an Evolutionary Perspective. Handbook of Religion and Violence, eds. M. Juergensmeyer, M. Kitts, M. Jerryson, pp. 571–596. New York: Oxford University Press.
2012 Sosis, Richard, Erika J. Phillips, Candace S. Alcorta Sacrifice and Sacred Values: Evolutionary Perspectives on Religious Terrorism, in Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War, eds. T. Shackelford & V. Weeks-Schackelford, pp. 233–253. New York: Oxford University Press.
2012 Purzycki, Benjamin, Daniel Finkel, John Shaver, Nathan Wales, Adam B. Cohen, and Richard Sosis What does God Know? Supernatural Agents’ Perceived Access to Socially Strategic and Nonstrategic Information. Cognitive Science 36:846–869.
2012 Blumstein, DT, S. Atran, S. Field, M.E. Hochberg, D.P.P. Johnson, R. Sagarin, R. Sosis, and B. Thayer The Peacock’s Tail: Lessons from Evolution for Effective Signaling in International Politics. Cliodynamics 3:191–214.
2011 Bulbulia, Joseph and Richard Sosis Signalling Theory and the Evolution of Religious Cooperation. Religion, 41:3, 363–388.
2011 Sosis, Richard and Joseph Bulbulia The Behavioral Ecology of Religion: The Benefits and Costs of One Evolutionary Approach. Religion 41:3, 341–362.
2011 Wildman, Wesley J. and Richard Sosis Stability of Groups with Costly Beliefs and Practices. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 14 (3) 6.
2011 Purzycki, Benjamin and Richard Sosis Our Gods: Variation in Supernatural Minds, in Essential Building Blocks of Human Nature, eds. Ulrich Frey, C. Stormer, K.P. Willfuhr, pp. 77–93, New York: Springer.
2011 Sosis, Richard Why Sacred Lands are not Indivisible: The Cognitive Foundations of Sacralizing Land. Journal of Terrorism Research 2:17–44.
2011 Sosis, Richard and W. Penn Handwerker Psalms and Coping with Uncertainty: Israeli Women’s Responses to the 2006 Lebanon War. American Anthropologist 113:40–55.
2010 Ruffle, Bradley and Richard Sosis. Do Religious Contexts Elicit More Trust and Altruism? An Experiment on Facebook. Social Science Research Network Electronic Journal.
2010 Bulled, Nicola and Richard Sosis Examining the influence of life expectancy on reproductive timing, total fertility, and educational attainment. Human Nature 21:269–289.
2010 Saragin, R., C. Alcorta, S. Atran, D. Blumstein, G. Dietl, M. Hochberg, D. Johnson, S. Levin, E.Medin, J. Medin, E. Prescott, R. Sosis, T. Taylor, J. Tooby, G. Vermeij Decentralize, Adapt and Cooperate. Nature 465: 292–293.
2010 Alcorta, Candace and Richard Sosis Signals and Rituals of Humans and Animals, in Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, ed. Marc Bekoff, pp. 519–523, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishers.
2010 Finkel, Daniel, Paul Swartwout, and Richard Sosis The Socio-Religious Brain: A Developmental Model, Eds. R. Dunbar, C. Gamble, J. Gowlett. Proceedings of the British Academy 158: 287–312.
2010 Purzycki, Benjamin and Richard Sosis Religious Concepts as Necessary Components of the Adaptive Religious System, in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Philosophy: Evolution and Religion, ed. Ulrich Frey, pp. 37–59, Marburg, Germany: Tectum Verlag.
2009 Sosis, Richard The Adaptationist-Byproduct Debate on the Evolution of Religion: Five Misunderstandings of the Adaptationist Program. Journal of Cognition and Culture 9: 315–332.
2009 Purzycki, Benjamin and Richard Sosis The Religious System as Adaptive: Cognitive Flexibility, Public Displays, and Acceptance, in The Biological Evolution of Religious Mind and Behavior, eds. Eckart Voland and Wulf Schiefenhovel, pp. 243–256, New York: Springer-Verlag Publishers.
2009 Sosis, Richard and Ulrich Schnabel The Adjusted Belief: What makes a religion successful? in The Pope in the Crossfire: Extrapolate back to Pius or the Council? (in German), ed. Til Galrev, pp. 165–167, Berlin: LIT Verlag.
2009 Sosis, Richard Why are Synagogue Services so Long? An Evolutionary Examination of Jewish Ritual Signals, in Judaism in Biological Perspective: Biblical Lore and Judaic Practices, ed. Rick Goldberg, pp. 199–233, Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.
2008 Sosis, Richard and Joseph Bulbulia Religion in Eden, In: The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques, eds. J. Bulbulia, R. Sosis, E. Harris, C. Genet, R. Genet, K. Wyman, pp. 15–19, Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press.
2008 Sosis, Richard Pigeons, Foxholes, and the Book of Psalms: Evolved Superstitious Responses to Cope with Stress and Uncertainty, in The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques, eds. J. Bulbulia, R. Sosis, E. Harris, C. Genet, R. Genet, K. Wyman, pp. 103–9, Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press.
2008 Sosis, Richard and Candace Alcorta Militants and Martyrs: Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion and Terrorism , in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World, eds. R. Sagarin and T. Taylor, pp. 105–24, Berkeley: University of California Press.
2007 Sosis, Richard Psalms for Safety: Magico-Religious Responses to Threats of Terror. Current Anthropology 48:903–911.
2007 Alcorta, Candace and Richard Sosis Rituals of Humans and Animals, in Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships, vol. 2, ed. Marc Bekoff, pp. 599–605, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishers.
2007 Sosis, Richard, Howard Kress, and James Boster Scars for War: Evaluating Alternative Signaling Explanations for Cross-Cultural Variance in Ritual Costs. Evolution and Human Behavior 28:234–247.
2007 Ruffle, Bradley and Richard Sosis Does it Pay to Pray? Costly Ritual and Cooperation. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 7:1–35 (Article 18).
2006 Sosis, Richard Religious Behaviors, Badges, and Bans: Signaling Theory and the Evolution of Religion, in Where God and Science Meet: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion, Volume 1: Evolution, Genes, and the Religious Brain, ed. Patrick McNamara, pp. 61–86, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
2006 Ruffle, Bradley and Richard Sosis Cooperation and the In-Group-Out-Group Bias: A Field Test on Israeli Kibbutz Members and City Residents. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 60:147–163.
2005 Sosis, Richard Ifaluk Atoll: An Ethnographic Account, in eHRAF World Cultures, ed. Carol Ember. New Haven, CT: HRAF.
2005 Alcorta, Candace and Richard Sosis Ritual, Emotion, and Sacred Symbols: The Evolution of Religion as an Adaptive Complex. Human Nature 16:323–359.
2005 Sosis, Richard Does Religion Promote Trust? The Role of Signaling, Reputation, and Punishment. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 1:1–30 (Article 7).
2004 Sosis, Richard and Bradley Ruffle Ideology, Religion, and the Evolution of Cooperation: Field Tests on Israeli Kibbutzim. Research in Economic Anthropology 23:89–117.
2004 Sosis, Richard The Adaptive Value of Religious Ritual. American Scientist 92:166–172.
2003 Sosis, Richard and Candace Alcorta Signaling, Solidarity, and the Sacred: The Evolution of Religious Behavior. Evolutionary Anthropology 12:264–274.
2003 Sosis, Richard and Bradley Ruffle Religious Ritual and Cooperation: Testing for a Relationship on Israeli Religious and Secular Kibbutzim. Current Anthropology 44:713–722.
2003 Sosis, Richard Why aren’t we all Hutterites? Costly signaling theory and religious behavior. Human Nature 14:91–127.
2003 Sosis, Richard and Eric Bressler Cooperation and commune longevity: A test of the costly signaling theory of religion. Cross-Cultural Research 37:211–239
2002 Sosis, Richard Patch Choice Decisions on Ifaluk Atoll. American Anthropologist 104:583–598.
2001 Sosis, Richard Sharing, consumption, and patch choice on Ifaluk Atoll. Human Nature 12:221–245.
2000 Sosis, Richard Costly signaling and torch fishing on Ifaluk Atoll Evolution and Human Behavior 21:223–244.
2000 Sosis, Richard Religion and intra-group cooperation: preliminary results of a comparative analysis of utopian communities. Cross-Cultural Research 34:70–87.
2000 Sosis, Richard The emergence and stability of cooperative fishing on Ifaluk Atoll, in Human Behavior and Adaptation: an Anthropological Perspective, eds. L. Cronk, N. Chagnon, and B. Irons, pp. 437–472, New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
1998 Sosis, Richard, Sharon Feldstein, and Kim Hill Bargaining theory and cooperative fishing participation on Ifaluk Atoll. Human Nature 9:163–203.

Edited Volumes:

2008            Bulbulia, J., R. Sosis, C. Genet, R. Genet, E. Harris, K. Wyman, eds. The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques. Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press.
2005 Sosis, Richard and Candace Alcorta, eds. Special issue of Human Nature on Evolution of Religion.

Commentaries:

 

Forthcoming Sosis, Richard. Why Religious Extremism is Maladaptive.This View of Life.
Forthcoming Sosis, Richard and Eugene Rogers. Continuing the Conversation. Fresh Thinking.
Forthcoming Kiper, Jordan and Richard Sosis Toward a more comprehensive theory of self-sacrificial violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
2019
Joseph Bulbulia, Wesley Wildman, Uffe Schjoedt, and Richard Sosis. In Praise of Descriptive Research. Religion, Brain & Behavior 9: 219-220.
2019 Wesley Wildman, Joseph Bulbulia, Richard Sosis, and Uffe Schjoedt. Is the Open Access Movement About to Get Real?. Religion, Brain & Behavior 9: 105-107.
2019 Uffe Shjoedt, Wesley Wildman, Richard Sosis, and Joseph Bulbulia. Vikings, Virtual Reality, and Supernatural Agents in Predictive Minds. Religion, Brain & Behavior 9: 1.
2018 Sosis, Richard, Joseph Bulbulia, Wesley Wildman, and Uffe Schjoedt. The Fish That Got Away? Human Behavioral Ecology and the Study of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 8: 351-353.
2018 Wildman, Wesley, Uffe Schjoedt, Richard Sosis, and Joseph Bulbulia “God is Watching You”… and might be influencing your brain, too. Religion, Brain & Behavior 8: 263—264.
2018 Sosis, Richard On Morals, Rituals, and Obligations. This View of Life.
2017 Sosis, Richard, Wesley Wildman, Joseph Bulbulia, and Uffe Schjoedt Hilbert Problems in the Scientific Study of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 7:277-278.
2017 Wildman, Wesley, Joseph Bulbulia, Richard Sosis, and Uffe Schjoedt Models, simulations, abstractions, and insights. Religion, Brain & Behavior 7:175-177.
2017 Sosis, Richard, Uffe Schjoedt, Joseph Bulbulia, and Wesley Wildman Wilson’s 15-year-old cathedral. Religion, Brain & Behavior 7: 94-96.
2017 Lang, Martin and Richard Sosis Uncertain Malinowski: The Importance of Pre-Ritual Stress Data. Current Anthropology 58: 276-278.
2017 Sosis, Richard From Ritual to Morality: Where Deeds and Words Meet. Questions for a Resilient Future.
2017 Sosis, Richard, Joseph Bulbulia, Wesley Wildman, and Uffe Schjoedt Religion, Brain & Behavior’s Seventh Year. Religion, Brain & Behavior 7: 1-2.
2016 Black, Lloyd and Richard Sosis Why the evolutionary sociology of religion should build on rather than reinvent biological models. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 4:37-41.
2016 Bulbulia, Joseph, Wesley Wildman, Richard Sosis, and Michael Spezio Standards for publishing. Religion, Brain & Behavior 6: 275-277.
2016 Spezio, Michael, Wesley Wildman, Richard Sosis, and Joseph Bulbulia Religion and Emotion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 6: 185-187.
2016 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, Joseph Bulbulia, and Michael Spezio Critical self-correction. Religion, Brain & Behavior 6: 93-94.
2016 Sosis, Richard, Michael Spezio, Joseph Bulbulia, Wesley Wildman The peer reviewer dilemma: How to appreciate the underappreciated. Religion, Brain & Behavior 6: 1-3.
2015 Sosis, Richard and John Shaver How rituals elicit shared sacred values. Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie 3: 75-81.
2015 Sosis, Richard From building blocks to building bridges. Religion and Society 6: 13-17.
2015 Bulbulia, Joseph, Wesley Wildman, Richard Sosis, and Michael Spezio What are “The Hilbert Problems” in the Scientific Study of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 5: 263-265.
2015 Spezio, Michael, Bulbulia, Joseph, Wildman, Wesley, and Richard Sosis Religion, SCAN, and developing standards of inquiry. Religion, Brain & Behavior 5: 179-181.
2015 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, Michael Spezio, and Joseph Bulbulia The emerging psychology of religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 5: 89-90.
2015 Sosis, Richard and Wesley Wildman At the beginning of year five… Religion, Brain & Behavior 5: 1-2.
2014 Shaver, John and Richard Sosis Selective reading and selectionist thinking: why violence has been, and should be, important to the cognitive science of religion. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 2: 36-41.
2014 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara Theoretical Neuroscience. Religion, Brain & Behavior 4: 181-182.
2014 Sosis, Richard and Jordan Kiper Why religion is better conceived as a complex system than a norm-enforcing institution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37: 275-276.
2014 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara Editorial. Religion, Brain & Beahvior 4: 91.
2014 Sosis, Richard, Wesley Wildman, and Patrick McNamara Ethnography and Experiments in the Scientific Study of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 4: 1-2.
2013 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara The Scientific Study of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 3: 183-4.
2013 Sosis, Richard, Wesley Wildman, and Patrick McNamara On the Naturalness of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 3: 89-90.
2013 Purzycki, Benjamin G., and Richard Sosis Comment for Cooperation in Context: Public goods games and post-Soviet collectives in Kamchatka, Russia. Current Anthropology 54:166-7.
2013 Johnson, D., C. Deane-Drummond, A. Fuentes, L. Cronk, H. Lenfesty, J. Schloss, R. Sosis Darwin Day: Evolving Perspectives on God. Evolution: This View of Life.
2013 Cronk, L., C. Cunningham, C. Deane-Drummond, J.O. Henriksen, D. Johnson, E. Rogers, J. Schloss, R. Song, R. Sosis, A. Visala Religion in Evolutionary Perspective: Adaptive Faith. The Christian Century February 20: 34-39.
2013 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara Bio-cultural approaches to social forms. Religion, Brain & Behavior 3: 1-2.
2012 Sosis, Richard The Evolution of Religion. Textbox in Lion Handbook on Science and Christianity, edited by R.J. Berry.
2012 Sosis, Richard, Wesley Wildman, and Patrick McNamara A New Format: The Book Symposium. Religion, Brain & Behavior 2: 181.
2012 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara The Politics of Field Names. Religion, Brain & Behavior 2: 101-104.
2012 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara The Scientific Study of Atheism. Religion, Brain & Behavior 2: 1-3.
2012 Swartwout, Paul, Benjamin G. Purzycki, and Richard Sosis Form and function in religious signaling under pathogen stress. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35: 32-33.
2011 Wildman, Wesley, Richard Sosis, and Patrick McNamara Reductionism in the Scientific Study of Religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 1:3 169-172.
2011 McNamara, Patrick, Richard Sosis, and Wesley J. Wildman The Scientific Study of Religion and the Humanities. Religion, Brain & Behavior 1: 101-102.
2011 McNamara, Patrick, Richard Sosis, and Wesley J. Wildman Announcing a New Journal: Religion, Brain & Behavior. Religion, Brain & Behavior 1: 1-4.
2009 Bulbulia, Joseph and Richard Sosis Ideology as Cooperative Affordance. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32:515-516.
2009 Sosis, Richard and John Shaver Comment for Attachment and Cooperation in Religious Groups: An Example of a Mechanism for Cultural Group Selection. Current Anthropology 50:775-776.
2008 Sosis, Richard and Paul Swartwout Demonstrating Group Selection: A Comment on Landa’s “The Bioeconomics of Homogeneous Middlemam Groups as Adaptive Units.” Journal of Bioeconomics 10:297-301.
2008 Alcorta, Candace, Richard Sosis, and Daniel Finkel Ritual Harmony: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31:576-577.
2006 Alcorta, Candace and Richard Sosis Why Ritual Works: A Rejection of the By-Product Hypothesis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29:613-614.
2005 Sosis, Richard Methods do Matter: Variation in Experimental Methodologies and Results. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28: 834-835.
2004 Sosis, Richard and Candace Alcorta Is Religion Adaptive? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27:749-750.
2004 Sosis, Richard Insights from Ifaluk: Food Sharing Among Cooperative Fishers Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27:568-569.
2004 Sosis, Richard and Bradley Ruffle On Ritual and Cooperation Current Anthropology 45:529-531.
2002 Sosis, Richard Comment for Rousseau’s whale hunt? Coordination among big-game hunters. Current Anthropology 43:553-554.
1997 Sosis, Richard and Kim Hill Comment for Delayed reciprocity and tolerated theft: the behavioral ecology of food-sharing strategies. Current Anthropology 38: 73-74.
1997 Sosis, Richard and Kim Hill Comment for Consumption and production: sharing and the social construction of use-value. Current Anthropology 38: 42-43.

Book Reviews

2008 Purzycki, Benjamin, Paul Swartwout, and Richard Sosis Searching for Darwin: Metaphor, Collusion, and Natural Selection: Review of ‘The Supernatural and Natural Selection’ by Lyle Steadman and Craig Palmer. Evolutionary Psychology 6: 628-636.
2007 Sosis, Richard Breaking the Wrong Spell: Review of “Breaking the Spell” by Daniel Dennett. Free Inquiry 27:59-60.
2004 Sosis, Richard Preaching Morality and Metaphysics: Review of The Evolution of Morality and Religion by Donald M. Broom. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:566-567.
2003 Sosis, Richard Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society by David Sloan Wilson. Evolution and Human Behavior 24:137-143.
2000 Sosis, Richard Review of Ever Since Adam and Eve: the Evolution of Human Sexuality by Malcolm Potts and Roger Short. Evolution and Human Behavior 21:291-294.