Public Policies and Political Sciences

I used to write a monthly column on psychology and public policies in Cerveau & Psycho (in French) with Coralie Chevallier.

Safra, L, Baumard, N., Chevallier, C. (in review) Why would anyone elect a narcissistic untrustworthy leader? Working paper

Mell, H., Safra, L., Demange, P., Algan, Y., Baumard, N., Chevallier, C. (in press) Early life adversity is associated with diminished social trust in adults, Political Psychology

Martin, M. & Baumard, N. (2020) The rise of prosociality in fiction preceded democratic revolutions in Early Modern Europe, PNAS

Safra, L., Chevallier, C., Grèzes, J., Baumard, N. (2020) Tracking the rise of trust in history using machine learning and paintings, Nature Communication

Lettinga, N., Jacquet, P. O., André, J. B., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2020). Environmental harshness is associated with lower investment in collective actions. PlosOne 15(7): e0236715. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236715

Baumard, N., Chevallier, C., & André, J. B. (2018). Fairness, more than any other cognitive mechanism, is what explains the content of folk-economic beliefs. Commentary to ‘Folk-economic beliefs: An evolutionary cognitive model’ by Petersen and Boyer, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41.

Safra, L., Baumard, N., Chevallier, C. (2018) No strong evidence that authoritarian attitudes are driven by a lack of control (commentary to When the appeal of a dominant leader is greater than a prestige leader) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115 (6), E1076-E1077

Safra, L., Algan, Y., Grèzes, J., Tecu, T., Baumard, N. & Chevallier, C., (2017) Childhood harshness induces long-lasting preference for authoritarian leaders Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(5), 645-651.7.

Baumard, N., (2015) Evolutionary Psychology and Public Policy, in D. Buss (Ed.) The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, John Wiley & Sons

Baumard, N. (2014) For public policies, our evolved psychology is the problem AND the solution (Commentary to ‘Evolving the Future: Toward a Science of Intentional Change’ by Wilson, Hayes, Biglan and Embry), Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37 (4) pp. 418-418.