Randolph M. Nesse
Resources on Altruism and Cooperation
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Articles and Chapters
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Nesse RM: Runaway Social Selection for Displays of Partner Value and Altruism, Biological Theory 2 (2): 143-155, 2007.

Nesse RM: Why so many people with selfish genes are pretty nice—Except for their hatred of The Selfish Gene. In Alan Grafen and Matt Ridley, The Selfish Gene at 30, Oxford University Press, London, 2008.

Brown, S. L., Nesse, R., Vinokur, A. D., & Smith, D. M. (2003). Providing Support may be More Beneficial than Receiving It: Results from a Prospective Study of Mortality. Psychological Science, 14, 320-327, 2003.

Nesse, RM (ed.): Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, Russell Sage Press, New York, 2001. [Book]

Nesse, RM: The evolution of subjective commitment. In Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, Russell Sage Press, edited by RM Nesse, 2001.

Nesse, RM: Commitment in the clinic (draft-see book for final), In Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, Russell Sage Press, edited by RM Nesse, 2001.

Nesse, RM: The Future of commitment (draft-see book for final), In Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, Russell Sage Press, edited by RM Nesse, 2001.

Nesse RM: Evolutionary explanations of emotions. Human Nature, 1: 261-289, 1990.

Nesse, RM (ed.): Evolution and the Capacity for Commitment, Russell Sage Press, New York, 2001.

Nesse RM  How selfish genes shape moral passions.  Journal of Consciousness Studies, 7 (1/2): 227-231, 2000.

Nesse RM  Strategic subjective commitment. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 7 (1/2): 326-330-231, 2000. 

Nesse RM: The Evolution of Commitment and the Origins of Religion, Science and Spirit 10 (2), July/August 1999, p. 32-33, 46