Jeffrey R Stevens, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B83 East Stadium
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0156
http://decisionslab.unl.edu/index.html

Dr. Stevens is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and a core faculty member of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. His research integrates cognitive and evolutionary perspectives to study decision making in humans and other animals. He is currently editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Comparative Psychology.

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2016

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Voluntary food sharing in pinyon jays: The role of reciprocity and dominance, Juan F. Duque and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Cognitive Phenotypes and the Evolution of Animal Decisions, Tamra C. Mendelson, Courtney L. Fitzpatrick, Mark E. Hauber, Charles H. Pence, Rafael L. Rodriguez, Rebecca J. Safran, Caitlin A. Stern, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Nature as a buffer: The physiological effects of exposure to nature on stress, Tyler J. Stading and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Intertemporal similarity: Discounting as a last resort, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The domain specificity of intertemporal choice in pinyon jays, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Bryce Kennedy, Dina Morales, and Marianna Burks

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Reflections of the Social Environment in Chimpanzee Memory: Applying Rational Analysis Beyond Humans, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Julian N. Marewski, Lael J. Schooler, and Ian C. Gilby

2015

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Embracing multiple definitions of learning, Andrew B. Barron, Eileen A. Hebets, Thomas A. Cleland, Courtney L. Fitzpatrick, Mark E. Hauber, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

2014

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We’ll Meet Again: Revealing Distributional and Temporal Patterns of Social Contact, Thorsten Pachur, Lael J. Schooler, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Evolutionary pressures on primate intertemporal choice, Jeffrey R. Stevens

2013

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Does Fertility Status Influence Impulsivity and Risk Taking in Human Females? Adaptive Influences on Intertemporal Choice and Risky Decision Making, Farnaz Kaighobadi, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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When Will We Meet Again? Regularities of Social Connectivity As Reflected in Memory and Decision Making, Thorsten Pachur, Lael J. Schooler, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The Bounds of Rationality and Cognitive Building Blocks, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The Lives of Others: Social Rationality in Animals, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Andrew J. King

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Rational analysis of the adaptive and predictive nature of memory, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Thorsten Pachur, and Lael J. Schooler

2012

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Cooperation in Risky Environments: Decisions from Experience in a Stochastic Social Dilemma, Florian Artinger, Nadine Fleischhut, Vittoria Levati, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory, Peter Hammerstein and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The Lives of Others: Social Rationality in Animals, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Andrew J. King

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Intertemporal choice in lemurs, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Nelly Mühlhoff

2011

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Spatial discounting of food and social rewards in guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Nelly Mühlhoff, Jeffrey R. Stevens, and Simon M. Reader

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Mechanisms for Decisions about the Future, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Waiting for Grapes: Expectancy and Delayed Gratification in Bonobos, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Alexandra G. Rosati, Sarah R. Heilbronner, and Nelly Mühlhoff

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Forgetting constrains the emergence of cooperative decision strategies, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Jenny Volstorf, Lael J. Schooler, and Jörg Rieskamp

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The Good, the Bad, and the Rare: Memory for Partners in Social Interactions, Jenny Volstorf, Jörg Rieskamp, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

2010

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Donor payoffs and other-regarding preferences in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus), Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Intertemporal Choice, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Rational Decision Making in Primates: The Bounded and the Ecological, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The challenges of understanding animal minds, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The Adaptive Nature of Impulsivity, Jeffrey R. Stevens and David W. Stephens

2009

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Rational Decisions: The Adaptive Nature of Context-Dependent Choice, Alexandra G. Rosati and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Social Interaction Effects on Reward and Cognitive Abilities in Monkeys, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Marc D. Hauser

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The dynamics of development: Challenges for Bayesian rationality, Nils Straubinger, Edward T. Cokely, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

2008

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A fruit in the hand or two in the bush? Divergent risk preferences in chimpanzees and bonobos, Sarah R. Heilbronner, Alexandra G. Rosati, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Brian Hare, and Marc D. Hauser

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Individual Decision Making and the Evolutionary Roots of Institutions, Richard McElreath, Robert Boyd, Gerd Gigerenzer, Andreas Glöckner, Peter Hammerstein, Robert Kurzban, Stefan Magen, Peter J. Richerson, Arthur Robson, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The Evolutionary Biology of Decision Making, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Patience, Jeffrey R. Stevens and David W. Stephens

2007

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A statistical taxonomy and another “chance” for natural frequencies, Adrien Barton, Shabnam Mousavi, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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The Evolutionary Origins of Human Patience: Temporal Preferences in Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Human Adults, Alexandra G. Rosati, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Brian Hare, and Marc D. Hauser

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When Quantity Trumps Number: Discrimination Experiments in Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), Jeffrey R. Stevens, Justin N. Wood, and Marc D. Hauser

2006

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Effects of temporal clumping and payoff accumulation on impulsiveness and cooperation, David W. Stephens, Colleen M. McLinn, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

2005

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Evolving the Psychological Mechanisms for Cooperation, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Fiery A. Cushman, and Marc D. Hauser

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The ecology and evolution of patience in two New World monkeys, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Elizabeth V. Hallinan, and Marc D. Hauser

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Cooperative Brains: Psychological Constraints on the Evolution of Altruism, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Marc D. Hauser

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Will Travel for Food: Spatial Discounting in Two New World Monkeys, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Alexandra G. Rosati, Kathryn R. Ross, and Marc D. Hauser

2004

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The Selfish Nature of Generosity: Harassment and Food Sharing in Primates, Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Cognitive constraints on reciprocity and tolerated scrounging, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Fiery A. Cushman

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A Conceptual Framework for Non-Kin Food Sharing: Timing and Currency of Benefits, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Ian C. Gilby

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Why be nice? Psychological constraints on the evolution of cooperation, Jeffrey R. Stevens and Marc D. Hauser

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The economic basis of cooperation: Tradeoffs between selfishness and generosity, Jeffrey R. Stevens and David W. Stephens

2002

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Discounting and Reciprocity in an Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma, David W. Stephens, Colleen M. McLinn, and Jeffrey R. Stevens

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Food sharing: A model of manipulation by harassment, Jeffrey R. Stevens and David W. Stephens

1996

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New County Records of Botrychium lunarioides in Texas., L. H. Do, R. D. Gooch, Jeffrey R. Stevens, W. C. Holmes, and J. R. Singhurst

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Comments on the distribution of Botrychium lunarioides (Ophioglossaceae) in Texas, W. C. Holmes, T. L. Morgan, Jeffrey R. Stevens, R. D. Gooch, and J. R. Singhurst

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First report of Wolffiella lingulata (Lemnaceae) in western Mexico, T. L. Morgan, Jeffrey R. Stevens, and W. C. Holmes