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 People and Cultures of the World
ANTH 210 Social and Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 434 Human Evolutionary Ecology: Reproduction and Parenting
ANTH 630 Human Evolutionary Ecology
ANTH 689 Quantitative Ethnographic Methods
Current Graduate Students:
Jenna Kurten, Anne Locker-Thaddeus
Selected and Recent Publications:
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.
2015 Hooper, P, M. Gurven, J. Winking, H. Kaplan. Inclusive fitness and differential productivity across the life course determine intergenerational transfers in a small-scale human society. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.282: 20142808.
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. doi: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.
2011 Winking, J., M. Gurven. The total cost of father desertion. American Journal of Human Biology. 23(6): 755-763.
2011 Winking. J., M. Gurven, H. Kaplan. The Impacts of parents and self selection on child survival among the Tsimane of Bolivia. Current Anthropology. 52(2): 277-284.
2011 Winking, J., M. Gurven, H. Kaplan. Father death and adult success among the Tsimane: Implications for marriage and divorce. Evolution and Human Behavior. 32(2): 79-89.