Forthcoming, pre-prints and submitted

Szegőfi, Á. (2022, November 7). Blood libels as coalition signals.

Scott-Phillips, T., & Heintz, C. (2022). Animal communication in linguistic perspective. PsyArXiv.

Bonalumi, F., Mahr, J., Marie, P., & Pouscoulous, N. (2022, March 13). Beyond the implicit/explicit dichotomy: the pragmatics of commitment, accountability, and plausible deniability.

Bonalumi, F., Siposova, B., Christensen, W., & Michael, J. (2021) Should I stay or should I go? ​​Three-Year-Olds’ Sensitivity to Appropriate Motives to Break an Implicit Commitment. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Bonalumi F*, Bumin BF*, Scott-Phillips T, & Heintz C. (2023) Communication and deniability: Moral and epistemic reactions to denials. Frontiers in Psychology, 13:1073213.     doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1073213


Minhós, T., Borges, F., Parreira, B., Oliveira, R., Aleixo Pais, I., Leendertz, F.H., Wittig, R., Fernandes, C.R., Marques Silva, G.H.L., Duarte, M. and Bruford, M.W., (2022). The importance of well protected forests for the conservation genetics of West African colobine monkeys. American Journal of Primatology, e23453.

Masilkova, M., Šlipogor, V., Lima Marques Silva, G. H., Hadová, M., Lhota, S., Bugnyar, T., & Konečná, M. (2022). Age, but not hand preference, is related to personality traits in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Royal Society Open Science, 9(10), 220797.

Szegőfi, Á., & Heintz, C. (2022). Institutions of epistemic vigilance: The case of the newspaper press. Social Epistemology. DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2022.2109532

Bonalumi, F., Michael, J., Heintz, C. (2022). Perceiving commitments: When we both know that you are counting on me. Mind & Language, 37 (4), 502-524.

Heintz, C., & Scott-Phillips, T. (2022). Expression unleashed: The evolutionary & cognitive foundations of human communication: VERSION December 2021. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1-46. doi:10.1017/S0140525X22000012


Bonalumi, F., Scott-Phillips, T., Tacha, J., & Heintz, C. (2020). Commitment and communication: Are we committed to what we mean, or what we say?. Language and Cognition, 12(2), 360-384. doi:10.1017/langcog.2020.2

Roberts, S. G., Killin, A., Deb, A., Sheard, C., Greenhill, S. J., Sinnemäki, K., ... & Jordan, F. (2020). CHIELD: the causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database. Journal of Language Evolution, 5(2), 101-120.

Deb A., Knezevic A. (2020) Towards Methodological Pluralism in Psychological Sciences. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Deb A., Chaudhary N. (2020) Anxiety (Randolph Nesse). In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Deb A., Bourgeois-Gironde S. (2020) Language and Economic Cooperation. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Bourgeois-Gironde S., Deb A. (2020) Cultural Cortical Recycling Hypothesis Applied to Money. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.


Bonalumi, F., Isella, M., & Michael, J. (2019). Cueing Implicit Commitment. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 10(4), 669–688.

Deb A., Smith D. (2019) Problem of Altruism. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Heintz, C., Blancke, S., & Scott‐Phillips, T. (2019). Methods for studying cultural attraction. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 28(1), 18-20.

Mercier, H., & Miton, H. (2019) Utilizing simple cues to informational dependency. Evolution and Human Behaviour, 40(3), 301-314. 

Miton, H., & Morin, O. (2019). When iconicity stands in the way of abbreviation: No Zipfian effect for figurative signals. Plos one, 14(8), e0220793.

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Altinok, N., Heintz, C., & Call, J. (2019). Disentangling great apes’ decoy-effect bias in a food choice task. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 6(3), 213-222.

Selimbegović, L., Karabegović, M., Blažev, M., & Burušić, J. (2019). The independent contributions of gender stereotypes and gender identification in predicting primary school pupils’ expectancies of success in STEM fields. Psychology in the Schools, 56(10), 1614-1632.


Heintz, C., Charbonneau, M., & Fogelman, J. (2018) Integration and the disunity of the social sciences.. In Nagatsu, M., & Ruzzene, A. (eds.), Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Social Science: A Dialogue. Bloomsbury.

Heintz, C. (2018) Cultural attraction theory. In Callan, H., (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell.     

Heintz, C. (2018) Updating evolutionary epistemology. In Soetaert, R.; Blancke, S.; and Rutten, K. (eds.), Perspectives on Science and Culture. Purdue University Press.

Mercier, H., Majima, Y., & Miton, H. (2018) Willingness to transmit and the spread of pseudo-scientific beliefs, Applied cognitive psychology, 32(4), 499-505.

Miton H., Charbonneau M., (2018) Cumulative culture in the laboratory: methodological and theoretical challenges. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285 (1789).

Morin, O., & Miton, H. (2018). Detecting wholesale copying in cultural evolution. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(4), 392-401.

Nagatsu, M., Larsen, K., Karabegovic, M., Székely, M., Mønster, D., & Michael, J. (2018). Making good cider out of bad apples-Signaling expectations boosts cooperation among would-be free riders. Judgment and decision making,13(1), 137-149.

Scott‐Phillips, T., Blancke, S., & Heintz, C. (2018). Four misunderstandings about cultural attraction. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 27(4), 162-173.


Blažev, M., Karabegović, M., Burušić, J., & Selimbegović, L. (2017). Predicting gender-STEM stereotyped beliefs among boys and girls from prior school achievement and interest in STEM school subjects. Social Psychology of Education, 20(4), 831-847.


Heintz, C., Karabegovic, M., & Molnar, A. (2016). The Co-evolution of honesty and strategic vigilance. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1503. 


Heintz, C., Celse, J., Giardini, F., & Max, S. (2015). Facing expectations: Those that we prefer to fulfil and those that we disregard. Judgment and Decision Making, 10(5), 442-455.

Heintz, C., & Claidière, N. (2015). Current Darwinism in social science. In Handbook of evolutionary thinking in the sciences (pp. 781-807). Springer, Dordrecht.

Mercier, H., Trouche, E., Yama, H., Heintz, C., & Girotto, V. (2015). Experts and laymen grossly underestimate the benefits of argumentation for reasoning. Thinking & Reasoning, 21(3), 341-355.


Mercier, H., & Heintz, C. (2014). Scientists’ argumentative reasoning. Topoi, 33(2), 513-524.