Journal Articles

Sheskin, M., Chevallier, C., Kanovsky, M. Hulin, M., Ivanescu, A., Lenfesty, H., Regnier, D., Berniunas, R., Castelain, T., Sebesteny A., & Nicolas Baumard (in press). The needs of the many: Judging sacrifices for the group across cultures. Journal of Cognition and Culture.

Starmans, C., Sheskin, M., & Bloom, P. (2017). Why people prefer unequal societies. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0082.
*Johnston, A. M., *Sheskin, M., Johnson, S.G.B, & Keil, F. (2017). Preferences for explanation generality develop early in biology, but not physics. Child Development. (*Joint first authors)


Sheskin, M., Lambert, S., & Baumard, N. (2016). Biological markets explain human ultrasociality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e113.

Sheskin, M., Nadal, A., Croom, A., Mayer, T., Nissel, J., & Bloom, P. (2016). Some equalities are more equal than others: Quality equality emerges later than numerical equality. Child Development, 87(5), 1520-1528.

Safra, L., Tecu, T., Lambert, S., Sheskin, M., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2016). Neighborhood deprivation negatively impacts children's prosocial behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1760.

Magid, R., Sheskin, M., & Schulz, L. (2015). Imagination and the generation of new ideas. Cognitive Development, 34, 99-110.

Sheskin, M., Chevallier, C., Lambert, S., & Baumard, N. (2014). Life-history theory explains childhood moral development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(2), 613-615.

Sheskin, M., Ashayeri, K., Skerry, A., & Santos, L. (2014). Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) fail to show inequality aversion in a no-cost situation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(2), 80-88.

Sheskin, M., Wynn, K., & Bloom, P. (2014). Anti-equality: Social comparison in young children. Cognition, 130(2), 152-156.
Gray, K., Knobe, J., Sheskin, M., Bloom, P., & Barrett, L. (2011). More than a body: Mind perception and the nature of objectification. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(6), 1207-1220.
Skerry, A., Sheskin, M., & Santos, L. (2011). Capuchin monkeys are not prosocial in an instrumental helping task. Animal Cognition, 14(5), 647-654.

Ibanez, L., Messinger, D. Newell, L., Sheskin, M. Lambert, B. (2008). Visual disengagement in the infant siblings of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 12, 523-535.

Book Chapters

Sheskin, M. (in press). The evolution of moral development

Baumard, N. & Sheskin, M. (2015). Partner choice and the evolution of a contractualist morality. In Decety, J. & Wheatley, T. (Eds.), The Moral Brain. M.I.T. Press, 35-48.

Sheskin, M. & Santos, L. (2012). The evolution of morality. In J. Vonk & T. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Submitted and in Prep

Sheskin, M. & Baumard, N. (in prep). Moral psychology is broadly shaped by individual selection, not group selection

Sheskin, M., Helming, K., Langlet, J., Chevallier, C., & Baumard, N. (in prep). Trust and trustworthiness between adolescents: calibrating behavior to environment.

Sheskin, M., Johnson, S., Olash, C., & Keil, F. (in prep). The Ideological Turing Test.

Wynn, K., Bloom, P., Jordan, A., Marshall, J., & Sheskin, M. (submitted). The limits of natural morality across development.