Latest Publications

Buhrmester, M., Zeitlyn, D., & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Ritual, fusion, and conflict: The roots of agro-pastoral violence in rural Cameroon. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. DOI: 10.1177/1368430220959705.

Ebner, J. (2020). Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists. London: Bloomsbury.

Kapitány, R., Kavanagh, C. & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Ritual Morphospace Revisited: The Form, Function and Factor Structure of Ritual Practice. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 375: 20190436. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0436.

Kavanagh, C. M., Jong, J. & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Ritual and Religion as Social Technologies of Cooperation. In Constance A. Cummings, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Shinobu Kitayama, Robert Lemelson, & Carol M. Worthman (eds.), Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kavanagh, C. M., Kapitány, R., Putra, I. E., & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Exploring the Pathways Between Transformative Group Experiences and Identity FusionFrontiers in Psychology, 11:1172. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01172.   

Newson, M., Buhrmester, M., Xygalatas, D., & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Go WILD, not WEIRD. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 5.2 (2017/2019) 1–27. DOI: 10.1558/jcsr.38413.

Newson, M., Shiramizu, V., Buhrmester, M. D, ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Devoted fans release more cortisol when watching live soccer matches. Stress and Health. DOI: 10.1002/smi.2924.

Newson, M., & Whitehouse, H. (2020). The Twinning Project: how football, the beautiful game, can be used to reduce reoffending. Prison Service Journal, 248.

Tasuji, T., Reese, E., van Mulukom, V., and Whitehouse, H. (2020). Band of mothers: Childbirth as a female bonding experience. PLoS ONE, 15(10):e0240175. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240175.

Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., Francois, P.,  Hoyer, D., … & Xie, L. (2020). An introduction to Seshat: Global History Databank. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, JCH 5.1-2 (2018–19). DOI: 10.1558/jch.39395.

Whitehouse, H. & Fitzgerald, R. (2020). Fusion and Reform: The Potential for Identity Fusion to Reduce Recidivism and Improve Reintegration. Anthropology in Action, 27(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.3167/aia.2020.270101.

Whitehouse, H., François, P., Savage, P., ... & Turchin, P. (2020). A new era in the study of global history is born but it needs to be nurtured. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, JCH 5.1-2 (2018–19). DOI: 10.1558/jch.39422.

Willard, A. K., Baimel, A., Turpin, H., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2020). Rewarding the good and punishing the bad: The role of karma and afterlife beliefs in shaping moral norms. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41(5), 385-396. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.07.001.

Yustisia, W., Putra, I. E., Kavanagh, C., Whitehouse, H., et al. (2019). The Role of Religious Fundamentalism and Tightness-Looseness in Promoting Collective Narcissism and Extreme Group Behavior. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 12(2), 231-240. DOI: 10.1037/rel0000269.​​​​​


Alderdice, Lord, J. (2019). Fundamentalism, Radicalization and Terrorism, Part I: Terrorism as Dissolution in a Complex System, & Part II: Fundamentalism, Regression and Repair. In Yakeley, J., & Cundy, P. (eds), Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Fundamentalism, Radicalisation and Terrorism. London: Routledge.

Alderdice, Lord, J. (2019). Ways out of Intractable Conflict. In Williams, R., Kemp, V., Haslam, S. A., Haslam, C., et al. (eds), Social Scaffolding: Applying the Lessons of Contemporary Social Science to Health and Healthcare. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Curry, O. S., Hare, D., ..., Whitehouse, H., & Macdonald, D. W. (2019). Cooperative conservation: Seven ways to save the world. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.123.

Curry, O. S., Jones Chesters, M., & Van Lissa, C. J. (2019). Mapping morality with a compass: Testing the theory of ‘morality-as-cooperation’ with a new questionnaire. Journal of Research in Personality, 78, 106-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2018.10.008.

Curry, O. S., Mullins, D. A., & Whitehouse, H. (2019). Is it good to cooperate? Testing the theory of morality-as-cooperation in 60 societies. Current Anthropology, 60(1), 47-69. DOI: 10.1086/701478.

Davey, J., & Ebner, J. (2019). 'The Great Replacement': The Violent Consequences of Mainstreamed Extremism. London: Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Ebner, J. (2019). Countering (Post-)Digital Hate: What Can Civil Society Do? In Fielitz, M., & Thurston, N. (eds). Back to Front Truths: Opposing the Post Digital Cultures of the Far-Right. Columbia University Press.

Ebner, J. (2019). Replatforming Unreality. MIT Journal of Design and Science, 6.

Kapitány, R., Kavanagh, C., Buhrmester, M. D., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2019). Ritual, identity fusion, and the inauguration of President Trump: A pseudo-experiment of ritual modes theory. Self and Identity. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2019.1578686.

Macdonald, D. W., Johnson, D. D. P., & Whitehouse, H. (2019). Towards a More Natural Governance of Earth's Biodiversity and Resources. Conservation and Society, 17(1), 108-113. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_17_125.

Reddish, P., Tong, E., Jong, J., & Whitehouse, H. (2019). Interpersonal synchrony affects performers’ sense of agency. Self and Identity. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2019.1604427.

Ross, R. M., Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Gervais, W. M., Jong, J., et al. (2019). Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Religion, Brain and Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2019.1619620.

Stanford, M. (2019). The Cultural Evolution of Human NatureActa Biotheoretica, 68, 275-285. DOI: 10.1007/s10441-019-09367-7.

Vázquez, A., Ordoñana, J. R., Whitehouse, H., & Gómez, A. (2019). Why die for my sibling? The positive association between identity fusion and imagined loss with endorsement of self-sacrificeRevista de Psicología Social. DOI: 10.1080/02134748.2019.1639343.

Whitehouse, H. (2019). Is religion good or bad for humanity? Epic analysis delivers an answerNew Scientist.

Whitehouse, H., François, P., Cioni, E., ..., & Turchin, P. (2019). Was There Ever an Axial Age? In Hoyer, D., & Reddish, J. (eds.), The Seshat History of the Axial Age. Chaplin, CT: Beresta Books.

Whitehouse, H., François, P., Savage, P. E., ..., & Turchin, P. (2019). Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1043-4.



Alderdice, Lord, J. (2018). Terror and Terrorism. In Akhtar, S., & Twemlow, S. (eds), The Textbook of Applied Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge.

Alderdice, Lord, J. (2018). Terrorism and the Development of Thinking on Human Rights. In Ferstman, C., Goldberg, A., Gray, A., Ison, E., et al. (eds), Contemporary Human Rights Challenges: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its Continuing Relevance. London: Routledge.

Apps, M. A. J., McKay, R., Azevedo, R. T., Whitehouse, H., et al. (2018). Not on my team: Medical prefrontal cortex responses to ingroup fusion and unfair monetary divisionsBrain and Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.1030.

Buhrmester, M. D., Burnham, D., Johnson, D. D. P., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). How moments become movements: Shared outrage, group cohesion, and the lion that went viral. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00054.

Buhrmester, M. D., Newson, M., Vázquez, A., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Winning at any cost: Identity fusion, group essence, and maximizing ingroup advantage. Self and Identity, 17(5), 500-516. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2018.1452788.

Cho, P. S., Escoffier, N., Mao, Y., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Groups and Emotional Arousal Mediate Neural Synchrony and Perceived Ritual Efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1664-1078. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02071.

Coleman III, T. J., Jong, J., & van Mulukom, V. (2018). Introduction to the Special Issue: What are Religious Beliefs? Contemporary Pragmatism, 15, 279-283. DOI: 10.1163/18758185-01503001.

Crawford, J., Ebner, J., & Usama Hasan, U. (2018). The Balanced Nation: Addressing the Challenges of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism in the Classroom. In Panjwani, F., et al., (eds.). Education and Extremisms. London: Routledge. 

Currie, T. E., Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., François, P., et al. (2018). Reply to Tosh et al.: Quantitative analyses of cultural evolution require engagement with historical and archaeological research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(26), E5841-E5842. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1807312115.

Curry, O. S., Rowland, L., Van Lissa, C. J., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Happy to Help? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of performing acts of kindness on the well-being of the actor. Journal of Experimental Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2018.02.014.

Ebner, J., & Davey, J. (2018). Mainstreaming Mussolini: How the Extreme Right Attempted to ‘Make Italy Great Again’ in the 2018 Italian Election. London: Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

François, P., Grohmann, S., Eck, K., Whitehouse, H., et al. (2018). Evaluation. In Feeney, K., et al. (eds.), Engineering Agile Big-Data Systems. River Publishers Series in Software Engineering.

François, P., Grohmann, S., Eck, K., Whitehouse, H., et al. (2018). Use Cases. In Feeney, K., et al. (eds.), Engineering Agile Big-Data Systems. River Publishers Series in Software Engineering.

Gantley, M., Whitehouse, H., & Bogaard, A. (2018). Material Correlates Analysis (MCA): An innovative way of examining questions in archaeology using ethnographic data. Advances in Archaeological Practice. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2018.9.

Jackson, J. C., Jong, J., Bilkey, D., Whitehouse, H., et al. (2018). Synchrony and physiological arousal increase cohesion and cooperation in large naturalistic groups. Nature: Scientific Reports, 127. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18023-4.

Jong, J. (2018). Beliefs are object-attribute associations of varying strength. Contemporary Pragmatism, 15, 284-301. DOI: 10.1163/18758185-01503002.

Kapitány, R., Kavanagh, C., Whitehouse, H., & Nielsen, M. (2018). Examining memory for ritualized gesture in complex causal sequences. Cognition. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.08.005.

Kavanagh, C., Jong, J. McKay, M., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Positive experiences of high arousal martial arts rituals are linked to identity fusion and costly pro-group actions. European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2514.

Mullins, D. A., Hoyer, D., ..., Whitehouse, H., & Turchin, P. (2018). A Systematic Assessment of "Axial Age" Proposals Using Global Comparative Historical Evidence. American Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1177/0003122418772567.

Newson, M., Bortolini, T., Buhrmester, M. D., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Brazil's football warriors: social bonding and inter-group violence. ScienceDirect. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.06.010.

Peregrine, P. N., Brennan, R., Currie, T, ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Dacura: A new solution to data harvesting and knowledge extraction for the historical sciences. Historical Methods. DOI: 10.1080/01615440.2018.1443863.

Spencer, G., & Alderdice, Lord, J. (2018). Forgiveness, the Individual and the Conflict Society. In Hance, S. (ed), Forgiveness in Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Turchin, P., Currie, T. E., Whitehouse, H., François, P., et al. (2018). Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 115(2), E144-E151. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1708800115.

Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., Korotayev, A., François, P., et al. (2018). Evolutionary Pathways to Statehood: Old Theories and New Data. SOCArXiv papers. DOI: 10.31235/

Whitehouse, H. (2018). Dying for the group: Towards a general theory of extreme self-sacrifice. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e192, 1-62. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X18000249.

Whitehouse, H. (2018). Four things we need to know about extreme self-sacrifice. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e192, 44-52. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X1800208X.

Whitehouse, H. (2018). The Dark Side to Loving a Group. In Almqvist, K., & Linklater, A. (eds.), Nations, States, and Empires: Perspectives from the Engelsberg Seminar 2017. Stockholm: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.

Whitehouse, H. (2018). Why is a Science of the Sociocultural so Difficult? In Klostergaard Petersen, A. et al. (eds.), Evolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion: a New Synthesis - Festschrift in Honour of Armin W. Geertz. Brill.

Willard, A. K., Nakawake, Y., & Jong, J. (2018). The evolution of the shaman's cultural toolkit [Commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e89. DOI:



Atran, S. (2017). Radical Islam and the alt-Right are not so different. AEON.

Atran, S., Axelrod, R., Davis, R., & Fischhoff, B. (2017). Challenges in researching terrorism from the field. Science, 355(6323), 352-354. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaj2037.

Curry, O. S., Mullins, D. A., & Whitehouse, H. (2017). Is it good to cooperate? Testing the theory of morality-as-cooperation in 60 societiesCurrent Anthropology. DOI: 10.1086/701478.

Davey, J., & Ebner, J. (2017). The Fringe Insurgency. Connectivity, Convergence and Mainstreaming of the Extreme Right. London: Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Ebner, J. (2017). The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism. London/NY: I.B. Tauris.

Ebner, J., & Selig Chauhan, L. (2017). Families Succeed Where Weapons and Security Fail. Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), MENA Office of The World Bank.

Gómez, A., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., Sheikh, H., ..., & Atran, S. (2017). The Devoted Actor’s Will to Fight and the Spiritual Dimension of Human Conflict. Nature Human Behavior, 1(9), 673-679.

Jackson, J., Jong, J., Bluemke, M., Poulter, P., et al. (2017). Testing the causal relationship between religiosity and death anxietyReligion, Brain, and Behavior, 8(1), 57-68. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1238842.

Jong, J. (2017). Belief in spiritual beings: E. B. Tylor's (primitive) cognitive theory of religion. In Tremlett, P. F., Harvey, G., & Sutherland, L. T. (eds.), Edward Burnett Tylor, Religion and Culture. London: Bloomsbury.

Jong, J., & Halberstadt, J. (2017). What is the causal relationship between death anxiety and religious belief? Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 7(4), 296-298. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1249916.

Jong, J., Ross, R., Philip, T., Chang, S., et al. (2017). The religious correlates of death anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysisReligion, Brain, and Behavior, 8(1), 4-20. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2016.1238844.

Jong, J., Zahl, B. P., & Sharp, C. (2017). Indirect and implicit measures of religiosity. In Finke, R., & Bader, C. (eds.), Faithful Measures: New Methods in the Measurement of Religion. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Kavanagh, C. (2017). Too much, too little, or the wrong kind of 'theory' in the Study of Religions? Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, 30(4-5), 463-471. DOI: 10.1163/15700682-12341439.

Kavanagh, C., & Yuki, M. (2017). Culture & Group ProcessesOnline Readings in Psychology & Culture, 5(4). DOI: 10.9707/2307-0919.1154.

Lanman, J., & Buhrmester, M. D. (2017). Religious actions speak louder than words: CREDs exposure predicts theism. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 7(1), 3-16. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2015.1117011

Newson, M. (2017). Football, fan violence, and identity fusion. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. DOI: 10.1177/1012690217731293.

Peregrine, P., ..., Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., & Sloan Wilson, D. (2017). Grand Challenges for the Study of Cultural Evolution. Nature Ecology & Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0070.

Rybanska, V., McKay, R., Jong, J., & Whitehouse, H. (2017). Rituals improve children’s ability to delay gratificationChild Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12762.

Vázquez, A., ..., Ordoñana, J., Swann, W., & Whitehouse, H. (2017). Sharing genes fosters identity fusion and altruismSelf and Identity, 16(6), 684-702. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2017.1296887.

Whitehouse, H. (2017). Twenty-Five Years of CSR: A Personal Retrospective. In Martin, L. H., & Wiebe, D. (eds.), The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-Five Years. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Whitehouse, H., & François, P. (2017). Ritual, Emotion, and Power. In Bailey, M. L., & Barclay, K. (eds.), Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200-1920. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Whitehouse, H., Jong, J., Buhrmester, M. D., Gavrilets, S., et al. (2017). The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiencesNature: Scientific Reports 7, 44292. DOI: 10.1038/srep44292.



Atran, S. (2016). The Devoted Actor: Unconditional Commitment and Intractable Conflict Across Cultures. Current Anthropology, 57(S13), S192-S203. DOI: 10.1086/685495.

Bluemke, M., Jong, J., Grevenstein, D., Mikloušić, I., et al. (2016). Measuring cross-cultural supernatural beliefs with self and peer reportsPLOS One, 11(10). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164291.

François, P., Manning, J. G., Whitehouse, H., ..., & Turchin, P. (2016). A Macroscope for Global History: Seshat Global History Databank, a methodological overview. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 10(4).

Halberstadt, J., Jackson, J. C., Bilkey, D., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2016). Incipient social groups: an analysis via in-vivo behavioral trackingPLOS One, 11(3), 215-228. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149880.

Jong, J., & Halberstadt, J. (2016). Death anxiety and religious belief: An existential psychology of religion. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

McKay, R., & Whitehouse, H. (2016). Religion promotes a love for thy neighbour. But how big is the neighbourhood? (Commentary on Norenzayan et al.) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39(20). DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15000503.

Nawaz, M., & Ebner, J. (2016). The EU and Terrorism: Is the UK Safer in or Out? The EU in A Changing Europe, King’s College London.

Newson, M., Buhrmester, M. D., & Whitehouse, H. (2016). Explaining lifelong loyalty: The role of identity fusion in shaping group eventsPLOS One, 11(8). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160427.

Reddish, P., Tong, E. M. W., Jong, J., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2016). Collective synchrony increases prosociality towards non-performers and outgroup members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55, 722-738. DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12165.

Russell, J., Ebner, J., et al. (2016). Engaging Families to Counter Violent Extremism in North Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. Quilliam Foundation.

Sloan, D., & Whitehouse, H. (2016). Developing the Field Site Concept for the Study of Cultural EvolutionCliodynamics, 7(2). DOI: 10.21237/C7clio7233542.

Watson-Jones, R. E., Whitehouse, H., & Legare, C. H. (2016). In-group ostracism increases high fidelity imitation in early childhoodPsychological Science, 27(1) 34-42. DOI: 10.1177/0956797615607205.

Whitehouse, H. (2016). Ritual and Social Evolution: Understanding social complexity through data. In Bozic, B. et al. (eds.), Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 482. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46224-0 1.

Wilson, D. S., Hartberg, Y., MacDonald, I., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2016). The Nature of Religious Diversity: A Cultural Ecosystem ApproachReligion, Brain, and Behavior, 7(2), 134-153. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2015.1132243.

Young, H., Ebner, J., et al. (2016). Evidence-Based Policy Advice. Terrorism and Radicalisation (TERRA), European Commission.



Currie, T. E., Bogaard, A., ..., Whitehouse, H., & Williams, A. (2015). Agricultural Productivity in Past Societies: Toward an Empirically Informed Model for Testing Cultural Evolutionary Hypotheses. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 6(1), pp. 24-56.

Deniz Salali, G., Whitehouse, H., & Hochberg, M. E. (2015). A Life-Cycle Model of Human Social Groups Produces a U-Shaped Distribution in Group Size. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0138496.

Gaviria, E., Ferreira, C., Martínez, M., & Whitehouse H. (2015). Identity and the Developmental Origins of Fusion: An Exploratory Approach / La Identidad y Los Orígenes de la Fusion en el Desarrollo: Un Enfoque Exploratorio. Revista de Psicología Social / International Journal of Social Psychology, 30(3), 531-62.

Jiménez, J., Gómez, A., ..., Whitehouse, H., & Swann, Jr. W. B. (2015). The Dynamic Identity Fusion Index (DIFI): A New Continuous Measure of Identity Fusion for Web-Based Questionnaires. Social Science Computer Review. DOI: 10.1177/0894439314566178.

Jong, J., Whitehouse, H., Kavanagh, K., & Lane, J. (2015). Shared Negative Experiences Lead to Identity Fusion via Personal Reflection. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0145611. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145611.

Legare, C. H., Wen, N. J., Herrmann, P. A., & Whitehouse H. (2015). Imitative Flexibility and the Development of Cultural Learning. Cognition, 142, 351-361. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.020.

Turchin, P. (2015). Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth. Connecticut: Beresta Books.

Turchin, P., Brennan, R., Currie, T., ..., & Whitehouse, H. (2015). Seshat: The Global History Databank. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 6(1), 77-107.

Whitehouse, H. (2015). Explaining Religion and Ritual. In Almqvist, K., & Linklater, A. (eds.), Religion: Perspectives from the Engelsberg Seminar 2014. Stockholm: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, 261-70.

Whitehouse, H., François, P., & Turchin, P. (2015). The Role of Ritual in the Evolution of Social Complexity: Five Predictions and a Drum Roll. Social Evolution Forum.



Buhrmester, M. D., Fraser, W. T., ..., Whitehouse, H., & Swann Jr., W.B. (2014). When Terror Hits Home: Identity Fused Americans Who Saw Boston Bombing Victims as “Family” Provided Aid. Self and Identity.

McKay, R., & Whitehouse, H. (2014). Religion and Morality. Psychological Bulletin.

Russell, Y. I., Gobet, F., & Whitehouse, H. (2014). Mood, expertise, analogy, and ritual: an experiment using the five-disk Tower of HanoiReligion, Brain & Behavior, 6(1).

Watson-Jones, R., Legare, C. H., Whitehouse, H., & and Clegg, J. (2014). Task-Specific Effects of Ostracism on Imitative Fidelity in Early Childhood. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(3), 204-210.

Whitehouse, H., & Lanman, J. A. (2014). The Ties that Bind Us: Ritual, Fusion, and Identification. Current Anthropology, 55(6).

Whitehouse, H., McQuinn, B., Buhrmester, M. D., & Swann, W.B. (2014). Brothers in Arms: Libyan Revolutionaries Bond Like Family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(50), 17702-17703.



Bulbulia, J., ..., Atkinson, Q. D., ..., Whitehouse, H., ..., & Wilson, D. S. (2013). The Cultural Evolution of Religion. In Richerson, P. J., & Christiansen, M. H. (eds.), Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion (Strungmann Forum Reports). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Herrmann, P. A., Legare, C. H., Harris, P. L., & Whitehouse, H. (2013). Stick to the Script: The Effect of Witnessing Multiple Actors on Children’s Imitation. Cognition, 129, 536-543.

McKay, R., Herold, J., & Whitehouse, H. (2013). Catholic Guilt? Recall of Confession Promotes Prosocial Behavior. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 3(3), 201-209.

Mullins, D., Whitehouse, H., & Atkinson, Q. D. (2013). The Role of Writing and Recordkeeping in the Cultural Evolution of Human Cooperation. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 90(Supplement), S141-S151.

Turchin, P., Currie, T. E., Turner, E. A. L., & Gavrilets, S. (2013). War, Space, and the Evolution of Old World Complex SocietiesPNAS, 110, 16384-16389.

Whitehouse, H. (2013). Immortality, Creation, and Regulation: Updating Durkheim’s Theory of the Sacred. In Xygalatas, D., & McCorkle, L. W. (eds.), Mental Culture: Classical Social Theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion. Durham: Acumen.

Whitehouse, H. (2013). Religion, Cohesion, and Hostility. In Clarke, S., Powell, R., & Savulescu, J. (eds.), Religion, Intolerance and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation. Oxford University Press.

Whitehouse, H. (2013). Rethinking Proximate Causation and Development in Religious Evolution. In Richerson, P. J., & Christiansen, M. H. (eds.), Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion (Strungmann Forum Reports). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Whitehouse, H. (2013). Ritual and Acquiescence to Authoritative Discourse. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 3(1), 76-79.

Whitehouse, H. (2013). Three Wishes for the World (with comment). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, 4(2).

Whitehouse, H., Mazzucato, C., Hodder, I., & Atkinson, Q. D. (2013). Modes of Religiosity and the Evolution of Social Complexity at Çatalhöyük. In Hodder, I. (ed.), Religion at Work in a Neolithic Society: Vital Matters. Cambridge: CUP.



Swann, W. B., Jensen, J., ..., Whitehouse, H., & Bastian, B. (2012). When Group Membership Gets Personal: A Theory of Identity Fusion. Psychological Review, 119(3), 441-456.

Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., François, P., ..., & Collard, M. (2012). A Historical Database of Sociocultural Evolution. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, 3(2), 271-293.

Whitehouse, H. (2012). Cognition, Evolution and the Future of Social Anthropology. In Fardon, R., Harris, O., Marchand, T. H. J., et al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology. SAGE Publications: London.

Whitehouse, H. (2012). Explaining Ritual. In Dawes, G., & Maclaurin, J. (eds.), A New Science of Religion. New York: Routledge.

Whitehouse, H. (2012). Religious Universals and Religious Variation. In Biro, T., & Czachesz, I. (eds.), Changing Minds: Religion and Cognition Through the Ages. Leuven: Peeters Publishers.

Whitehouse, H. (2012). Ritual, Cognition, and Evolution. In Sun, R. (ed.), Grounding the Social Sciences in the Cognitive Sciences. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Whitehouse, H. (2012). Whence and Whither Sociocultural Anthropology. In Slingerland, E., & Collard, M. (eds.), Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and Humanities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Whitehouse, H., & Cohen, E. (2012). Seeking a Rapprochement Between Anthropology and the Cognitive Sciences: A Problem-Driven Approach. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4(3), 404-412.

Whitehouse, H., Kahn, K., Hochberg, M. E., & Bryson, J. J. (2012). The Role for Simulations in Theory Construction for the Social Sciences: Case Studies Concerning Divergent Modes of Religiosity. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 2(3), 182-201.

Whitehouse, H., & McQuinn, B. (2012). Ritual and Violence: Divergent Modes of Religiosity and Armed Struggle. In Juergensmeyer, M., Kitts, M., & Jerryson, M. (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



Atkinson, Q. D., & Whitehouse, H. (2011). The Cultural Morphospace of Ritual Form: Examining Modes of Religiosity Cross-Culturally. Evolution and Human Behavior, 32(1), 50-62.

Whitehouse, H., Mazzucato, C., & Atkinson, Q. D. (2011). Ritual Community and Conflict Project. Çatalhöyük 2011 Archive Report, Çatalhöyük Research Project.

Whitehouse, H. (2011). Religious Reflexivity and Transmissive Frequency. In Michaels. A. (ed.), Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual. Wiesbeden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Whitehouse, H. (2011). The Coexistence Problem in Psychology, Anthropology, and Evolutionary Theory. Human Development, 54, 191-199.

Whitehouse, H. (2011). Whence and Whither Social Anthropology? Annales de la Fondation Fyssen Hors Serie – 30e Anniversaire, 19-29.



McKay, R., Efferson, C., Whitehouse, H., & Fehr, E. (2010). Wrath of God: Religious Primes and Punishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278, 1858-1863.

Whitehouse, H., & Hodder, I. (2010). Modes of Religiosity at Çatalhöyük. In Hodder, I. (ed.), Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Whitehouse, H. (2009). Graeco-Roman Religions and the Cognitive Science of Religion. In Martin, L. H., & Pachis, P. (eds.), Imagistic Traditions in the Graeco-Roman World. Thessaloniki: Vanias.



Cohen, E., Lanman, J. A., McCauley, R. N., & Whitehouse, H. (2008). Common Criticisms of the Cognitive Science of Religion – Answered. The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, 379(4), 112-115.

Whitehouse, H. (2008). Cognitive Evolution and Religion; Cognition and Religious Evolution. In Bulbulia, J., Sosis, R., Harris, E., ..., & Wyman, K. (eds.), The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques. Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

Whitehouse, H. (2008). Modes of Religiosity. The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, 37(4), 108-112.



Whitehouse, H. (2007). The Evolution and History of Religion. In Parkin, D., & Ulijaszek, S. (eds.), Holistic Anthropology. Oxford: Berghahn.

Whitehouse, H. (2007). Towards an Integration of Ethnography, History and the Cognitive Science of Religion. In Whitehouse, H., & Laidlaw, J. (eds.), Religion, Anthropology and Cognitive Science. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.



Whitehouse, H. (2006). Appropriated and Monolithic Christianity in Melanesia. In Cannell, F. (ed.), The Anthropology of Christianity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Whitehouse, H. (2006). Cognition et Religion. In Fussman, G. (ed.), Croyance, Raison et Déraison. Paris: Odile Jacob Editions.

Whitehouse, H. (2006). Terror. In Corrigan, J. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Whitehouse, H. (2006). Transmission. In Stausberg, M. (ed.), Theorizing Rituals: Issues, Topics, Approaches, Concepts. Leiden: Brill.