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Kiper, J., & Mauro, N. (In press). The new anthropology of ritual. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion

Kiper, J., & Mauro, N.  (In press).  An overview of Dimitris Xygalatas' Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living.  Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. [Commentary]

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2024). The role of religion in the evolution of peace. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 47, e15. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X23002480. PMID: 38224081. [Commentary]


Kiper, J. (2023). A systems theory of religion. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 1-12 

Kiper, J., Lillie, C., Wilson, R.A., Knapp, B., Gwon, Y., & Harris, L. (2023). Dangerous speech: A cross-cultural study of dehumanization and revenge.  Journal of Cognition and Culture, 23, 170-200.

Kiper, J. (2023). Religious hate propaganda: Dangerous accusations and the meaning of religious persecution in light of the cognitive science of religion. Religions, 14(2), 1-19. 

Kiper, J. (2022). Belief in human rights: An opportunity for cross-cultural cognitive science (pp. 515-535). In J. Musolino (Ed.), The Cognitive Science of Belief. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J. (2022). Sport as a meaning-making system: Insights from the study of religion. Religions, 13(10), 1-16.

Kiper, J. (2022). Remembering the causes of collective violence in the Yugoslav Wars. Nationalities Papers, 1-24.

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2022). Rituals, propaganda, and social regulation: Totalism as a quasi-religious system. Slovak Ethnology, 70(2), 273-296.

Sosis, R., Shaver, J., Purzycki, B., & Kiper, J. (2022). Soul mates? Conflicts and complementarities in the evolutionary and cognitive sciences of religion. In J. Barrett (Ed.), Oxford Handbook for the Cognitive Science of Religion. (pp. 349-370). New York: Oxford University Press.

Vasilyeva, N., Smith, K.M., Barr, K., Kiper, J., Stich, S., Machery, E., Barrett, H.C. (2021). Evaluating information and misinformation during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence for epistemic vigilance. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 43.


Kiper, J., Stich, S., Machery, E., & Barrett, H.C. (2021). Experimental philosophy. In D. Ludwig, I. Koskinen, Z. Mncube, L. Poliseli, & L. Reyes-Galindo (Eds.), Negotiating Local and Global Perspectives on Scientific Practice (pp. 61-74). New York: Routledge 

Kiper, J. (2021). An obstacle to decolonizing Europe: White nationalism and its Cooption of Serbian Propaganda.  Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 112-122.

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2021). The roots of intergroup conflict and the co-option of the religious system: An evolutionary perspective on religious terrorism. In J. Liddie & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion (pp. 265-281). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 


Kiper, J., Gwon, Y., & Wilson, R.A.  (2020). How propaganda works: Nationalism, revenge and empathy in Serbia. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 20, 403-430. 

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2020). The Systemics of Violent Religious Nationalism: A Case Study of the Yugoslav Wars. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 14(1), 45-70.

Wilson, R.A., & Kiper, J. (2020). Incitement in an Era of Populism: Risk Analysis in Brandenburg. Law and Public Affairs, 5(2), 57-121.

Kiper, J. (2020). Toward an evolutionary-science based metaethics. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 10(3), 15-23. 

Kiper, J. (2020). Knowing across cultures. Anthropology News. September 30, 2020. 

Kiper, J. (2019). How Dangerous Propaganda Works. In P. Dojcinović (Ed.), Propaganda and International Criminal Law: From Cognition to Criminality (pp. 217-236). New York: Routledge.  

Kiper, J. (2019). Cultivating Peace in the Heart of the Balkans. Sapiens - Anthropology /Everything Human. 22 February 2019.  

Kiper, J., & DiVietro, S. (2018). When and When not to Forgive. In S. DiVietro & J. Kiper (Eds.), Perspectives on Forgiveness: Contrasting Approaches to Concepts of Forgiveness and Revenge (pp. vii-xxv). The Netherlands: Brill.

DiVietro, S., & Kiper, J.  (2018).  Revenge and Forgiveness in domestic violence intervention. In S. DiVietro & J. Kiper (Eds.), Perspectives on Forgiveness: Contrasting Approaches to Concepts of Forgiveness and Revenge (pp. 77-116). The Netherlands: Brill.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J.  (2018).  Sacred versus secular values: Cognitive and evolutionary sciences of religion and religious freedom.  In T.S. Shah (Ed.), Homo Religiosis? Exploring the Roots of Religion and Religious Freedom in Human Experience (pp. 89-119). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2018). Toward a More Comprehensive Theory of Self-Sacrificial Violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, 26-27. [Commentary]

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2017). The Logic and location of strong reciprocity: Anthropological and philosophical considerations. In M. Li & D. Tracer (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fairness, Equity and Justice (pp. 107-128). New York: Springer. 

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2016). The Roots of intergroup conflict and the co-option of the religious system: An evolutionary perspective on religious terrorism.  In J. Liddie and T. Shackelford (Eds.), Oxford Handbooks Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2016). Shaking the tyrant’s bloody robe: Evolutionary perspectives on intergroup conflict, religion, and ethnic violence. Politics and Life Sciences, 35(1), 27-40. 

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R.  (2016).  Why terrorism terrifies us. In M. Taylor (Ed.), Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism: New Perspectives on Political Violence (pp. 102-123). New York: Routledge. 

Kiper, J. (2016). Right views: The shared insights of Buddhism, biology, and existentialism.  Religion, Brain and Behavior, 6(1), 88-91.  [Symposium]

Purzycki, B., Kiper, J., Shaver, J., Finkel, D., & Sosis, R. Religion.  (2015).  In R.A. Scott & M. Stephens (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 1-16). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Kiper, J. (2015).  War propaganda, war crimes, and post-conflict justice in Serbia: An ethnographic account. The International Journal of Human Rights, 19(5), 572-591.

Kiper, J.  (2015).  Toward an anthropology of war propaganda.  Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 38(1), 129-146.

Kiper, J., & Meier, J.  (2015).  The problems and origins of big gods.  Religion, Brain and Behavior, 5(4), 298-305. 

Kiper, S., & Sosis, R.  (2014).  Moral intuitions and the religious system: An adaptationist account. Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences, 1(2), 172-199.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J.  (2014).  Religion is more than belief: What evolutionary theories of religion tell us about religious commitments. In M. Bergmann & P. Kain (eds.), Challenges to Religion and Morality: Disagreements and Evolution (pp. 256-276).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J.  (2014).  Why religion is better conceived as a complex system than a normative institution.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 275-276. [Commentary]


Kiper, J.  (2014).  Review of Edward Slingerland’s Trying Not to Try: The Art and Sciences of Spontaneity.  Journal of the Cognitive Science of Religion, 2(2), 164-169. [Commentary]

Kiper, J. (2014). Review of Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom meets Modern Science by David Barish.  The View of Life: Anything and Everything from an Evolutionary Perspective.  April 23, 2014. [Commentary]

Kiper, J.  (2014).  Beyond utopia: The history and future of human rights. Warscapes. September 16, 2014.  [Commentary]


Kiper, J.  (2013).  Why anthropology remains integral to cognitive science.  Topics in Cognitive Science – Journal of the Cognitive Science Society, 6(1), 151-152.

Kiper, J.  (2012).  Do human rights have religious foundations?  Religion and Human Rights, 7(2), 109-131.

Kiper, J.  (2011).  Henry Shue on basic rights: A Defense.  Human Rights Review, 12(4), 505-514.  

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