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Culture does account for variation in game behavior

Henrich, Joseph and Boyd, Robert and McElreath, Richard and Gurven, Michael and Richerson, Peter J. and Ensminger, Jean and Alvard, Michael and Barr, Abigail and Barrett, Clark and Bolyanatz, Alexander and Camerer, Colin F. and Cardenas, Juan-Camilo and Fehr, Ernst and Gintis, Herbert M. and Gil-White, Francisco and Gwako, Edwins Laban and Henrich, Natalie and Hill, Kim and Lesorogol, Carolyn and Patton, John Q. and Marlowe, Frank W. and Tracer, David P. and Ziker, John (2012) Culture does account for variation in game behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 (2). E32-E33. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC3258588. doi:10.1073/pnas.1118607109.

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Lamba and Mace's critique (1) of our research (2–4) is based on incorrect claims about our experiments and several misunderstandings of the theory underpinning our efforts. Their findings are consistent with our previous work and lead to no unique conclusions. Lambda and Mace (1) incorrectly claimed that we “mostly” sampled from single communities within sites, and that we ignored “ecological” and “demographic” variables. In fact, much of our work focused on studying the variation among communities within sites. In phase I (2), 8 of 15 sites involved multiple communities, and in phase II (3, 4), 11 of our 16 sites sampled from multiple communities. Several sites included 5 communities...

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Additional Information:© 2012 National Academy of Sciences. Published online before print January 4, 2012. Author contributions: J.H., R.B., R.M., M.G., J.E., M.A., A. Barr, C.B., A. Bolyanatz, C.F.C., J.-C.C., E.F., H.M.G., F.G.-W., E.L.G., N.H., K.H., C.L., J.Q.P., F.W.M., and D.P.T. designed research; J.H., R.M., M.G., J.E., M.A., A. Barr, C.B., A. Bolyanatz, J.-C.C., F.G.-W., E.L.G., N.H., K.H., C.L., J.Q.P., F.W.M., D.P.T., and J.Z. performed research; J.H., R.M., C.F.C., J.E., A. Barr, and R.B. analyzed data; and J.H., R.B., R.M., M.G., P.J.R., J.E., and N.H. wrote the paper.
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