2019 & In Press

Tsoi, L.^. & McAuliffe, K. (In press). Individual differences in theory of mind predict fairness in children. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

McAuliffe, K., Bogese, M., Chang, L.W., Andrews, C.E., Mayer, T., Faranda, A., Hamlin, K. & Santos, L. (2019). Do dogs prefer helpers in an infant-based social evaluation task? Frontiers in Psychology.

McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F. & Blake, P. (2019). Children’s sense of fairness: Respect isn’t everything. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(9), 715-716.


Kajanus, A., McAuliffe, K., Warneken, F. & Blake, P. (2018). Children’s fairness in two Chinese Schools: A combined ethnographic and experimental study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 177, 282-296.


Corbit, J., McAuliffe, K., Callaghan, T.C., Blake, P.R., & Warneken, F. (2017). Children’s collaboration induces fairness rather than generosity. Cognition, 168, 344- 356.

McAuliffe, K., Blake, P.R., Steinbeis, N., & Warneken, F. (2017). The developmental foundations of human fairness. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0042.

McAuliffe, K., & Dunham, Y. (2017) Fairness overrides group bias in children’s second-party punishment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 485-494.

McAuliffe, K., Raihani, N.J., & Dunham, Y. (2017). Children are sensitive to norms of giving. Cognition, 167, 151-159.


McAuliffe, K., & Dunham, Y. (2016). Group bias in cooperative norm enforcement. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 371, 20150073.

Bone, J.E., McAuliffe, K., & Raihani, N.J. (2016). Exploring the motivations for punishment: framing and country-level effects. PLoS ONE, 11(8), e0159769.

Thornton, A., McAuliffe, K., Dall, S.R.X., Fernandez-Duque, E., Garber, P.A., & Young, A.J. (2016). Fundamental problems with the Cooperative Breeding Hypothesis: A reply to Burkart & Van Schaik. Journal of Zoology, 299, 84-88.  


Blake, P*., McAuliffe, K*., Callaghan, T., Corbit, J. Bowie, A., Kramer, K., & Warneken, F. 2015. The ontogeny of fairness in seven culturesNature. *Indicates joint first authorship. 

McAuliffe, K., Glowaki, L., Wrangham, R.W., & Russell, A. 2015. When cooperation begets cooperation: roles of shifting cost-benefit functions and key individualsPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

McAuliffe, K., & Dunham, Y. 2015. Group bias in cooperative norm enforcementPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Jordan, J., McAuliffe, K., & Rand, D. In press. Third-party punishment is motivated by anger and is not an artifact of self-focused envy or the strategy method. Experimental Economics.

McAuliffe, K., Chang, L., Spaulding, R., Leimgruber, K., Blake, P.R., & Santos, L. 2015. Capuchin monkeys show no evidence for inequity aversion in a costly choice task. Animal Behaviour 103: 65-74.

McAuliffe, K., Jordan, J., & Warneken, F. 2015. Costly third-party punishment in young childrenCognition 134: 1-10.

McAuliffe, K., & Thornton, A. 2015. The psychology of cooperation in animals: an ecological approachJournal of Zoology 295: 23-35.

Johnston, A.M., McAuliffe, K., & Santos, L. 2015. Another way to learn about teaching: what dogs can tell us about the evolution of pedagogyBehavioural and Brain Sciences38: e44.

Thornton, A., & McAuliffe, K. 2015. Cognitive Consequences of Cooperative Breeding? A Critical AppraisalJournal of Zoology 295: 12-22.


McAuliffe, K., Blake, P.R., & Warneken, F. 2014. Children reject inequity out of spiteBiology Letters 10: 20140743.

Raihani, N.J., & McAuliffe, K. 2014. Dictator Game giving: the importance of descriptive versus injunctive normsPLoS ONE 9(12): e113826.

McAuliffe, K., Shelton, N., & Stone, L. 2014. Does effort influence inequity aversion in cotton top tamarins? Animal Cognition 7:1289-1301.

Blake, P.R., McAuliffe, K., & Warneken, F. 2014. The developmental origins of fairness: the knowledge-behavior gapTrends in Cognitive Sciences 18: 559-561.

Jordan, J., McAuliffe, K., & Warneken, F. (2014). The development of in-group favoritism in children’s third-party punishment of selfishnessProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(35), 12710-12715.


McAuliffe, K., Blake, P.R., Kim, G., Wrangham, R.W., & Warneken, F. (2013). Social influences on inequity aversion in childrenPLoS ONE 8(12), e80966. 

Skerry, A.E., Lambert, E., Powell, L.J., & McAuliffe, K. (2013). The origins of pedagogy: developmental and evolutionary perspectivesEvolutionary Psychology 11, 550-572.

McAuliffe, K., & Thornton, A. (2012). How do banded mongooses locate and select anvils for cracking encased food items? Behavioural Processes 90, 350-356. 

Raihani, N.J., & McAuliffe, K. (2012). Human punishment is motivated by inequity aversion, not a desire for reciprocityBiology Letters 8, 802-804. 

Raihani, N.J., McAuliffe, K., Brosnan, S.F., & Bshary, R. (2012). Are cleaner fish (Labroides dimidiatus) inequity averse? Animal Behaviour 84, 665-674. 

Raihani, N.J., & McAuliffe, K. (2012). Does inequity aversion motivate punishment? Cleaner fish as a model systemJournal of Social Justice Research 25, 213-231. 

Thornton, A., & McAuliffe, K. (2012). Teaching can teach us a lotAnimal Behaviour 83, e6-e9.



Blake, P.R., & McAuliffe, K. (2011). “I had so much it didn't seem fair": Eight-year-olds reject two forms of inequityCognition 120, 215-224.

McAuliffe, K., & Hauser, M. D. (2010). The Evolutionary Foundations of Morality. In The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, eds. M. Breed and J. Moore.

Hauser, M.D., McAuliffe, K., & Blake, P. (2009). Evolving the ingredients for reciprocity and spitePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences 364, 3255–3266. 

Clutton-Brock, T.H., & McAuliffe, K. (2009). Female mate choice in mammalsQuarterly Review of Biology 84, 3-27. 

Thornton, A., & McAuliffe, K. (2006). Teaching in wild meerkatsScience 313, 227-229.

McAuliffe, K., & Whitehead, H. (2005). Eusociality, menopause and information in matrilineal whalesTrends in Ecology and Evolution 20, 650.