Dominic Johnson, University of Edinburgh


Publications | Commentary

Johnson, DDP (2015) Big Gods, small wonder: supernatural punishment strikes back. Religion, Brain & Behavior In Press. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP & Toft, MD (2015). Bringing "geo" back into politics: evolution, territoriality and the contest over Ukraine (with commentaries). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 5: 87-122. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP & Toft, MD (2014). Grounds for Hope: The Evolutionary Science behind Territorial Conflict. Policy Brief, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP & Fowler, JH (2013) Complexity and Simplicity in the Evolution of Decision-Making Biases. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28 (8): 446-447. pdf icon Download PDF

Reeve, R & Johnson, DDP (2013) Identity (con)fusion: Social Groups and the Stickiness of Social Glue (a commentary on Harvey Whitehouse). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 4 (2): 314-319. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP (2012) Natural Security: 3.5 Billion Years of Adapting to Novel Threats. Political Insight 3 (2):12-15. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP & Tierney, DR (2011). Crossing the Rubicon: The Perils of Committing to a Decision. Policy Brief, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP (2012) What should we believe about atheists? Religion, Brain & Behavior 2 (1): 30-32. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP (2011) Why God is the best punisher. Religion, Brain & Behavior 1 (1): 77-84. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP & Van Vugt, M (2009) A history of war: The role of inter-group conflict in sex differences in aggression. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (3/4): 280-281. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP (2009) God would be a costly accident: supernatural beliefs as adaptive. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6): 523-524. pdf icon Download PDF

Johnson, DDP (2009) Beyond belief — A review of “The Supernatural and Natural Selection: Religion and Evolutionary Success” by L Steadman and C Palmer. Evolution and Human Behavior 30: 225-228. pdf icon Download PDF