In his article "Are Large-Scale Societies Outliers When It Comes to Core Elements of Moral Judgement," Chris von Rueden, assistant professor of leadership studies, argues that studies of universals in human moral judgement must include small-scale societies. He writes, "Humans have lived in small-scale societies for the large majority of our species’ existence, so small-scale societies better approximate the conditions under which universals in moral judgment might have evolved."

Von Rueden, who approaches the study of leadership from his background in anthropology, conducts ethnographic fieldwork with the Tsimane’ forager-horticulturalists of lowland Bolivia.

Read the full article in The Evolution Institute.

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Status Hierarchy
Leader Emergence in Task Groups
Evolution of Cooperation and Morality
Social Gradient of Health
Small-scale Societies
Origins of Personality Differences