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Lee Cronk

Lee Cronk

Professor, Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology
Rutgers University
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA

Titles

  • Professor, Department of Anthropology

Journal Articles

2018

Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. M. Harris, E. Adams, A. A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, R. C. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman and S. Young. 2018. Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures. WIREs Water 5(6):e1309. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1309. (link )

2016

Aktipis, A., R. de Agular, A. Flaherty, P. Iyer, D. Sonkoi and L. Cronk. 2016. Cooperation in an uncertain world: For the Maasai of East Africa, need-based transfers outperform account-keeping in volatile environments. Human Ecology 44(3):353-364. DOI: 1007/s10745-016-9823-z. (link )

2015

Hao, Y., D. Armbruster, L. Cronk and A. Aktipis. 2015. Need-based transfers on a network: A model of risk-pooling in ecologically volatile environments. Evolution and Human Behavior 36(4):265-273. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.12.003. (link )

2011

Aktipis, A., L. Cronk and R. de Aguilar. 2011. Risk-pooling and herd survival: An agent-based model of a Maasai gift-giving system. Human Ecology 39(2):131-140. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-010-9364-9. (link )

Aktipis, C. A., L. Cronk and R. de Agular. 2011. Risk-pooling and herd survival: An agent-based model of a Maasai gift-giving system. Human Ecology 39(2):131-140. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-010-9364-9. (link )

Books

2012

Cronk, L. and B. L. Leech. 2012. Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation. Princeton University Press.

Posters

2011

Mercer, C. L., L. Cronk, B. Sopher, A. Aktipis, D. D. White and A. Y. Wutich. 2011. Can water managers' decision making be influenced by an 'imported' cultural norm?. Poster presented on May 4, 2011 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2015

Cronk, L. 2015. Generous by nature: Risk, need, and the evolution of human cooperation. Presentation at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, May 28, 2015, Columbia, MO.

2012

Cronk, L. 2012. Generosity without debt, part 2: Need-Based transfers in a risk-pooling game. Presented November 15, 2012 at the 111th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 14-18, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Cronk, L. 2012. Generosity without reciprocity, part 2: Need-based transfers and reciprocity in a risk-pooling game. Presented June 14, 2012 at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

2011

Aktipis, A., L. Cronk, D. D. White and A. Y. Wutich. 2011. Resource management and risk pooling: Exploring the viability of indigenous solutions for modern resource management problems. Presented March 13, 2011 at Resilience 2011–Resilience, Innovation, and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change, Second International Science and Policy Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Cronk, L. 2011. Culture and behavior: Steps toward an understanding. Presented November 15, 2011 at Starting a Conversation on Culture: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Across the UCF Community, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Cronk, L. 2011. Experimental approaches to cultural framing. Presented at the Workshop on Dynamic Models of Cultural Diversity, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Cronk, L. 2011. Exploring culture’s impact on behavior through the intersocietal transfer of culture traits. Presented February 18, 2011 at the 7th Annual Meeting of Society for Anthropological Sciences, Charleston, SC.

2010

Cronk, L., A. Y. Wutich, A. Aktipis and H. Wasielewski. 2010. The circulation of cultural variants: Exploring the relationship between culture and behavior. Presented November 20, 2010 at the American Anthropological Association 109th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.