Human Nature

Nine Levels of Explanation: A Proposed Expansion of Tinbergen’s Four-Level Framework for Understanding the Causes of Behavior

Melvin Konner, Human Nature 32, 748-793, 2021.

Is History the Same as Evolution? No. Is It Independent of Evolution? Certainly Not.

Melvin Konner, Evolutionary Psychology 20(1), 1-18, 2022.

Hunter-Gatherer Diets and Activity as a Model for Health Promotion:  Challenges, Responses, and Confirmations

Melvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton, Evolutionary Anthropology 2022, 1-17.

Violent Origins: Mimetic Rivalry in Darwinian Evolution

Melvin Konner, in Can We Survive Our Origins?: Readings in René Girard’s Theory of Violence and the Sacred, edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Paul Gifford, Michigan State University Press, 2015.

The Weather of Violence: Metaphors and Models, Predictions and Surprises
Melvin Konner, in Can We Counter-Terrorism Exchange (CTX) 5(3):53-63, August 2015.

Paleolithic Nutrition Twenty-Five Years Later
Melvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton, Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25(6):594-602, 2010.

Human Nature, Ethnic Violence, and War
Melvin Konner, In The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace, Vol. 1, edited by Mari Fitzduff and Chris E. Stout, Praeger Security International, 2006.

Trauma, Adaptation, and Resilience: A Cross-Cultural and Evolutionary Perspective
Melvin Konner, In Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives, edited by Lawrence J. Kirmayer,  Robert Lemelson, and Mark Barad, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Anthropology and Psychiatry

Melvin Konner, in Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VI, Sixth Edition, Volume 1, edited by Harold I. Kaplan and Benjamin J. Sadock, Williams and Wilkins, 1995.

Human Behavioral Biology: Preparations for the Birth of a Paradigm in Anthropology

Melvin Konner, in Crisis in Anthropology, edited by E.A. Hoebel, R. Currier, and S. Kaiser, Garland Publishing, 1982.

Ethnographic Romanticism and the Idea of Human Nature: Parallels Between Samoa and !Kung San
Melvin Konner and Marjorie Shostak, in The Past and Future of !Kung Ethnography: Critical Reflections and Symbolic Perspectives. Essays in Honour of Lorna Marshall, 4:Quellen zur Khoisan-Forschung, ed. by Megan Biesele with Robert Gordon and Richard Lee, Helmut Buske Verlag Hamburg, 1986.

Universals of Behavioral Development in Relation to Brain Myelination
Melvin Konner, in Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development: Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives, edited by Kathleen R. Gibson and Anne C. Petersen, Aldine de Gruyter, 1991.

Childhood and the Family: An Anthropological View
Melvin Konner, Schoolbook 1(1):3-7, 1990.

Alternative Conceptions of Intellectual Functioning
Steven R. Tulkin and Melvin J. Konner, Human Development 16:33-52, 1973.

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