Johnson, D. D. P. (Forthcoming) Payback: God's Punishment and the Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Oxford University Press.
Journal Articles (see citation metrics)
Johnson, D. D. P., Bering, J. M., Burnham, T., Reeve, Z., Schloss, J., Sosis, R. & Trivers, R. (In Prep). Religion evolving: The adaptive logic of religious beliefs and behaviors.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2012). What are atheists for? Hypotheses on the functions of non-belief in the evolution of religion. Religion, Brain & Behavior 2 (1): 48-70.
King, A. J., Johnson, D. D. P. & Van Vugt, M. (2009) The origins and evolution of leadership. Current Biology, 19, 1591-1682.
Johnson, D. D. P. & Bering, J. M. (2006) Hand of God, mind of man: punishment and cognition in the evolution of cooperation. Evolutionary Psychology 4: 219–233.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2005) God's punishment and public goods: A test of the supernatural punishment hypothesis in 186 world cultures. Human Nature 16, 410-446.
Bering, J. M. & Johnson, D. D. P. (2005) 'Oh Lord, you hear my thoughts from afar': Recursiveness in the cognitive evolution of supernatural agency. Journal of Cognition and Culture 5, 118-142.
Burnham, T. & Johnson, D. D. P. (2005) The biological and evolutionary logic of human cooperation. Analyse & Kritik 27, 113-135.
Johnson, D. D. P. & Kruger, O. (2004) The Good of Wrath: Supernatural Punishment and the Evolution of Cooperation. Political Theology 5.2, 159-176.
Johnson, D. D. P., Stopka, P. & Knights, S. (2003) The puzzle of human cooperation. Nature 421, 911-912.
Johnson, D. D. P., Stopka, P. & Bell, J. (2002) Individual variation evades the Prisoner's Dilemma. Biomedical Central Evolutionary Biology 2.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2009) The Error of God: Error Management Theory, Religion, and the Evolution of Cooperation. In Games, Groups, and the Global Good (ed. S. A. Levin), pp. 169-180. Berlin: Springer.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2008) Gods of War: The Adaptive Logic of Religious Conflict. In The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques (ed. J. Bulbulia, R. Sosis, C. Genet, R. Genet, E. Harris & K. Wyman), pp. 111-117. Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2012) Atheists: Accidents of nature? Religion, Brain & Behavior 2 (1), 30-32.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2012) What should we believe about atheists? Religion, Brain & Behavior 2 (1), 30-32.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2011) Why God is the best punisher (response to Schloss & Murray). Religion, Brain & Behavior 1 (1), 77-84.
Johnson, D. D. P. (2009) Beyond belief - A review of "The Supernatural and Natural Selection: Religion and Evolutionary Success" by Lyle Steadman and Craig Palmer. Evolution and Human Behavior 30, 225-228.
Johnson, D. D. P. & van Vugt, M. (2009) A history of war: The role of inter-group conflict in sex differences in aggression, commentary on John Archer's Target Article, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (3/4), 280-281.