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- PhD, University of New Mexico, 2005
- Cultural Anthropology
Human evolutionary ecology, Marriage, Parenting, Life history, Prosociality
Current Research Projects:
I explore the dynamics of family, marriage and parental care within an evolutionary framework, with an emphasis on illuminating the evolutionary roots of men’s marital and parental involvement. To this end, I have conducted ethnographic research with the Tsimane of lowland Bolivia and the Mayangna/Miskito of eastern Nicaragua. I am also interested in the evolutionary underpinnings of human prosocial tendencies (cooperation, altruism, etc.), and ways in which we can explore this topic that go beyond traditional laboratory methods and employ natural observation
ANTH 205 – Peoples and Cultures of the World
ANTH 210 – Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 434 – Human Evolutionary Ecology: Reproduction and Parenting
ANTH 458/658 Quantitative Ethnographic Methods
Selected and Recent Publications:
2021 Winking, J., J. Koster. The timing, causes, and consequences of divorce in a Mayangna/Miskito population in Nicaragua. Social Sciences. 10: 212. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060212.
2021 Winking, J., J. Koster. Small-scale utilitarianism: High acceptance of utilitarian solutions to Trolley Problems among the Mayangna of Nicaragua. PLOS ONE. 16(4): e0249345. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249345.
2019 Winking, J., A. Hopkins, M. Yeoman, C. Arcak. M-AAA-nsplaining: gender bias in questions asked at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meetings. PLOS ONE. 14(1): e0207691. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207691.
2018 Winking, J., P. Eastwick, L. Smith, J. Koster. Applicability of the Investment Model Scale in a natural-fertility population. Personal Relationships. 25(4): 497-516.
2018 Winking, J. Exploring the great schism in the social sciences: confirmation bias and the interpretation of results relating to biological influences on human behavior and psychology. Evolutionary Psychology. 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/1474704917752691.
2015 Winking, J., J. Koster. The fitness effects of men’s family investments: a test of three pathways in a single population. Human Nature. 26(3). 292-312.
2014 Winking, J. Anonymity versus privacy in the Dictator Game: revealing donor decisions to recipients does not substantially impact donor behavior. PLOS ONE. 9(12): e115419. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0115419.
2013 Winking, J., N. Mizer. Natural-field Dictator Game shows no altruistic giving. Evolution and Human Behavior. 34(4): 288-293.
2013 Winking, J., J. Stieglitz, J. Kurten*, H. Kaplan, M. Gurven. Polygyny among the Tsimane: An improved method for testing the Polygyny-Fertility Hypothesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280(1756): 20123078. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.3078.