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Betzig, Laura. 2016. Eusociality. In Lance Workman et al., Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior. Cambridge University Press, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2016. Mating Systems. In Todd Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackleford, Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Social Science. Berlin: Springer, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2015. Culture. In J. Brockman, ed., pp. 429-431. This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress. New York: HarperCollins.

Betzig, Laura. 2014. Suffodit inguina: Genital attacks on Roman emperors and other primates. Politcs and the Life Sciences, 33: 1-15. PDF

Betzig, Laura. 2014. Eusociality in history. Human Nature, 25: 80-99. PDF

Betzig, Laura. 2014. Eusociality: From the first foragers to the first states. Human Nature, 25: 1-5. PDF

Betzig, Laura, ed. 2014. Eusociality in humans. Special issue of Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 25.

Betzig, Laura. 2014. The French connection: Parent-offspring conflict and the English revolution. In T. Schackleford and R. Hansen, eds., The Evolution of Sexuality. Berlin: Springer, in press. PDF

Betzig, Laura. 2013. Darwin’s question: How can sterility evolve? In K. Summers and B. Crespi, eds., Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander, pp. 365-374. New York: Oxford University Press.

Betzig, Laura. 2013. Fathers vs sons: Why Jocasta matters. In M. Fisher et al. eds., Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women, pp. 187-203. New York: Oxford University Press.

Betzig, Laura. 2013. Of emperors and undergraduates. Psychological Inquiry, 24: 169-170. PDF

Betzig, Laura. 2012. Angels and demons. Review of Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature. Quarterly Review of Biology, 87: 237-240. PDF

Betzig, Laura. 2012. Means, variances and ranges in reproductive success: Comparative evidence. Human BIfaluk babies photoehavior and Evolution, 34, in press. PDF

Betzig, Laura, ed. 2012. Eusociality in humans. Special issue of Human Nature, 23, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2012. Eusociality in history. Human Nature, 23, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2012. Fathers vs sons: Why Jocasta matters. In M. Fisher et al. eds., Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women. New York: Oxford University Press, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2012. Darwin’s question: How can sterility evolve? In K. Summers and B. Crespi, eds., From Incest to Indirect Reciprocity: Foundations of Human Behavioral Evolution in the Works of R. D. Alexander. New York: Oxford University Press, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2012. Angels and demons. Review of Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature. Quarterly Review of Biology, in press.

Betzig, Laura. 2010. The end of the republic. In P. Kappeler and J. Silk, eds. Mind the Gap: Primate Behavior and Human Universals, pp. 153-68. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Betzig, Laura. 2009. Sex and politics in insects, crustaceans, birds, mammals, the Ancient Near East and the Bible. Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, 23: 208-232.

Betzig, Laura. 2009. The Bible as history and natural history. In Rick Goldberg, ed. Judaism in Biological Perspective, pp. 42-61. Boulder: Paradigm Press.

Betzig, Laura. 2009. But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? Politics and the Life Sciences, 28: 102-105.

Betzig, Laura. 2008. Hunting kings. Journal of Cross Cultural Research, 42: 270-289.

Betzig, Laura. 2007. The son also rises. Review of Geoffrey Clark’s A Farewell to Alms. Evolutionary Psychology, 5: 733-39.

Betzig, Laura. 2005. Politics as sex: The Old Testament case. Evolutionary Psychology, 3: 326-46.

Betzig, Laura. 2005. Why rainbows are. Lead review of Joan Roughgarden’s Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. Quarterly Review of Biology, 80: 219-223.

Betzig, Laura. 2005. Freedom to think. Review of Richard Dawkins’ The Devil’s Chaplain. Quarterly Review of Biology, 80: 341.

Betzig, Laura. 2004. Where’s the beef? It’s less about cooperation, more about competition. Comment on Michael Gurven’s “To Give or Give Not.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27. 561-62.

Betzig, Laura. 2003. The progress of ideas. Review of Michael Ruse’s Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? Quarterly Review of Biology, 78: 463.

Betzig, Laura. 2002. Croaks and tails or teeth and claws? Review of Geoff Miller’s The Mating Mind. Psycholoquy, 13 (009).

Betzig, Laura. 2002. Life in science. Review of Ernst Mayr’s What Evolution Is. Journal of Anthropological Research, 58: 409-10.

Betzig, Laura. 2002. British polygyny. In Malcolm Smith, ed. Human Biology and History, pp. 30-97. London: Taylor and Francis.

Betzig, Laura. 2001. Why selection matters. Review of B. S. Low’s Why Sex Matters. Politics and the Life Sciences, 20: 135-36.

Betzig, Laura. 2001. Genes mean? Review of Terry Burnham & Jay Phelan’s Mean Genes. Quarterly Review of Biology, 76: 391.

Betzig, Laura. 2000. The rest of the story. Review of S. B. Hrdy’s Mother Nature. Evolution and Human Behavior, 20: 217-19.

Betzig, Laura. 2000. Sex in history. Reprinted in Lee Cronk and Vaughn Bryant, eds. Through the Looking Glass: Readings in Anthropology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Betzig, Laura. 1999. When women win. Comment on Anne Campbell’s “Staying alive: evolution, culture and women’s intrasexual aggression.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22: 55.

Betzig, Laura. 1998. Not whether to count babies, but which. In Charles Crawford and Dennis Krebs, eds. Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, pp. 265-73. New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Betzig Laura. 1997. People are animals. In Laura Betzig, ed. Human Nature: A Critical Reader, pp. 1-17. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bspaceretzig, Laura. 1997. Roman polygyny. Reprinted in Laura Betzig, ed. Human Nature: A Critical Reader, pp. 375-98. New York: Oxford University Press.

Betzig, Laura. 1997. Why a despot? In Laura Betzig, ed. Human Nature: A Critical Reader, pp. 399-401. New York: Oxford University Press.

Betzig, Laura. 1997. Battles of the sexes. Review of Robin Baker’s Sperm Wars. Quarterly Review of Biology, 72:236-37.

Betzig, Laura. 1997. Life as art. Review of Richard Dawkins’ Climbing Mount Improbable. Quarterly Review of Biology, 72. 466-67.

Betzig, Laura. 1997. What we’re becoming. Review of L. L. Cavalli-Sforza and F. Cavalli-Sforza’s The Great Human Diasporas: A History of Diversity and Evolution. Politics and the Life Sciences, 16: 323-24.

Betzig, Laura. 1996. Political succession. In,The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, David Levinson and Melvin Ember, eds, pp. 975-79. NY: Holt.

Betzig, Laura. 1996. Monarchy. In, The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, David Levin and Melvin Ember, eds, pp. 803-5. NY: Henry Holt.

Betzig, Laura. 1996. Life history comes of age. Review of Kim Hill and Magdi Hurtado’s Ache Life History. Quarterly Review of Biology, 71: 605-6.

Betzig, Laura. 1995. Medieval monogamy. Journal of Family History, 20: 181-215.

Betzig, Laura. 1995. Wanting women isn’t new; getting them is—very. Comment on Kevin MacDonald’s “Establishment and maintenance of socially imposed monogamy in Western Europe.” Politics and the Life Sciences, 14: 24-25.

Betzig, Laura. 1995. For love or country. Review of Robin Fox’s Reproduction and Succession. European Sociobiological Society Newsletter.

Betzig, Laura. 1995. Comment on Monique Borgerhoff Mulder’s “Bridewealth and its correlates: quantifying changes over time.” Current Anthropology, 36: 592.

Betzig, Laura. 1995. Comment on Christ Knight, Camilla Power & Ian Watts’ “The human symbolic revolution.” Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 5: 102-3.

Betzig, Laura and Samantha Weber. 1995. Presidents preferred sons. Politics and the Life Sciences, 14: 61-64.

Betzig, Laura. 1994. Sex in history. Michigan Today, 26: 1-3.

Betzig, Laura. 1994. EHB is dead: Long live EHB. Michigan Today, 26: 3.

Betzig, Laura. 1994. The point of politics. In Edgar Dahl, ed., “Sociology and Sociobiology,” special issue ofAnalyse & Kritik, 16: 20-37.

Betzig, Laura. 1994. Ethology’s legacy. Review of Marian Dawkins et al., The Tinbergen Legacy. Human Ethology Newsletter.

Betzig, Laura. 1993. Sex, succession, and stratification in the first six civilizations: How powerful men reproduced, passed power on to their sons, and used power to defend their wealth, women and children. In Lee Ellis, ed. Social Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality,v. 1, pp. 37-74. New York: Praeger.

Betzig, Laura. 1993. The matter of mind. Review of Jerome Barkow, Leda Cosmides and J.ohn Tooby’s The Adapted Mind. Ethology and Sociobiology, 14.

Betzig, Laura and Samantha Weber. 1993. Polygyny in American politics. Politics and the Life Sciences, 12: 1-8.

Betzig, Laura, ed. 1992. Darwinian History. Special issue of Ethology and Sociobiology, 13: 303-552.

Betzig, Laura. 1992. A little history of Darwinian history. In Laura Betzig, ed. Darwinian History, special issue ofEthology and Sociobiology, 13: 303-7.

Betzig, Laura 1992. Roman polygyny. In Laura Betzig, ed. Darwinian History, special issue of Ethology and Sociobiology, 13: 309-49.

Betzig, Laura. 1992. Roman monogamy. In Laura Betzig, ed. Darwinian History, special issue of Ethology and Sociobiology, 13: 351-83.

Betzig, Laura. 1992. Of human bonding: Cooperation or exploitation? Social Science Information, 31: 611-42.

Betzig, Laura and Leslie Lombardo. 1992. Who’s pro-choice and why? Ethology and Sociobiology, 13: 49-71.

Betzig, Laura and Paul Turke. 1992. Fathering by rank on Ifaluk. In Barry Hewlett, ed. Father-Child Relations. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine-de Gruyter, pp. 111-29.

Betzig, Laura. 1991. In search of Darwinism. Lead review of Carl Degler’s In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought. Quarterly Review of Biology, 66: 473-75.

Betzig, Laura. 1991. Review of Glendon Schubert and Roger Masters’ Primate Politics. Quarterly Review of Biology, 66: 521-22.

Betzig, Laura. 1991. A little more mortar for a firm foundation. Comment on Nancy Thornhill’s “Evolutionary theories of rules regulating incest and inbreeding.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 14: 264.

Betzig, Laura. 1991. History. In Mary Maxwell, ed. The Sociobiological Imagination. New York: SUNY Press, pp. 131-40.

Betzig, Laura. 1991. Chicken and egg. Review of Jerome Barkow’s Darwin Sex and Status and Donna Haraway’sPrimate Visions. Contemporary Sociology, 20: 105-107.

Betzig, Laura and Santus Wichimai. 1991. A not so perfect peace: A history of conflict on Ifaluk. Oceania, 61: 240-56.

Betzig, Laura. 1990. Harem polygyny codes. World Cultures, 5 (2).

Betzig, Laura. 1990. Presence or absence of despotism. World Cultures, 5 (2).

Betzig, Laura. 1990. Why divorce? World Cultures, 5 (4).

Betzig, Laura. 1990. Comment on Daniella Sieff's “Explaining biased sex ratios.” Current Anthropology, 31: 35.

Betzig, Laura, Alisa Harrigan and Paul Turke. 1989. Childcare on Ifaluk. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 114: 161-77.

Betzig, Laura. 1989. Whodunit and why. Review of Martin Daly and Margo Wilson’s Homicide. Contemporary Psychology, 34: 668-69.

Betzig, Laura. 1989. Causes of conjugal dissolution: A cross cultural study. Current Anthropology, 30: 654-76.

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Betzig, Laura. 1989. Rethinking human ethology: A response to some recent critiques. Ethology and Sociobiology, 10: 315-24.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Comment on Douglas White’s “Rethinking polygyny,” Current Anthropology, 29: 559.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Comment on Bruce Knauft’s “Reconsidering violence.” Current Anthropology, 29: 624-25.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Review of Robin Dunbar’s Primate Social Behavior. Quarterly Review of Biology, 63: 484-85.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Review of J. Wind and V. Reynolds’ Essays in Human Sociobiology volume II. American Anthropologist, 90: 480-81.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Mothering on Ifaluk. Mothering, 48: 13-16.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Adoption by rank on Ifaluk. American Anthropologist, 90: 335-43.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Redistribution: Equity or exploitation? In, L. L. Betzig, M. Borgerhoff Mulder and P. W. Turke, eds. Human Reproductive Behavior: A Darwinian Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 49-63.

Betzig, Laura. 1988. Mating and parenting in Darwinian perspective. In, L. L. Betzig, M. Borgerhoff Mulder and P. W. Turke, eds. Human Reproductive Behaviour: A Darwinian Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-20.

Betzig, Laura and Paul Turke. 1986. Food sharing on Ifaluk. Current Anthropology, 27: 397-400.

Betzig, Laura and Paul Turke. 1986. Parental investment by sex on Ifaluk. Ethology and Sociobiology, 7: 29-37.

Betzig, Laura. 1986. Vaulting, leaping, skipping, and trudging ambition. Quarterly Review of Biology, 61: 517-21.

Turke, Paul and Laura Betzig. 1985. Those who can do: Wealth, status, and reproductive success on Ifaluk. Ethology and Sociobiology, 6: 79-87.

Betzig, Laura and Paul Turke. 1985. Measuring time allocation: Observation and intention. Current Anthropology, 26: 647-50.

Betzig, Laura. 1985. Reply to Mealey and Young. Ethology and Sociobiology, 6: 77-78.

Turke, Paul and Laura Betzig. 1983. On testing sociobiological theory: A response to Handwerker and Crosbie. American Anthropologist, 85: 409-10.

Betzig, Laura. 1982. Despotism and differential reproduction: A cross cultural correlation of conflict asymmetry, hierarchy, and degree of polygyny. Ethology and Sociobiology, 3: 209-221.

Betzig, Laura. in preparation. Suffodit inguina: Genital attacks on Roman emperors and other primates.


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