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Published January 10, 2012 | Published
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Culture does account for variation in game behavior


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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© 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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