Michelle Kline

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Evolution of teaching and social learning, cultural transmission, cultural variation in developmental, cultural evolution, (field) research methods, Fiji and Oceania. 

Selected Publications

Kline, M.A., R. Shamsudheen, T. Broesch. (Invited, in preparation). Does working with culture work out in Developmental Psychology? In issue: Bridging cultural gaps: Interdisciplinary studies in human cultural evolution, Philosophical Transactions B. Eds: N. Creanza, O. Kolodny, M. Feldman.

Kline, M.A. 2016. TEACH: An Ethogram-based Method to Observe and Record Teaching Behavior. Field Methods. doi: 10.1177/1525822X16669282

Kline, M.A. 2015. How to learn about teaching: An evolutionary framework for the study of teaching behavior in humans and other animals. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, epub, 1-71. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14000090

Waring, T., M.A. Kline, J. Brooks, S. Goff, J. Gowdy, P. Smaldino, J. Jacquet, M. Janssen. 2015. A multilevel cultural evolutionary theory of sustainability. Ecology and Society, 20(2): 569-58. doi: 10.5751/ES-07634-200234

Kline, M.A., R. Boyd, J. Henrich. 2013. Teaching and the life history of cultural transmission in Fijian villages. Human Nature, 24(4): 351-374. doi: 10.1007/s12110-013-9180-1

Kline, M.A., R. Boyd. 2010. Population size predicts technological complexity in Oceania. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277: 2559–2564. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0452


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