A full list of my publications can be found on my Google Scholar profile.

Peer-reviewed Articles

h-index 23, i10-index 37 (updated May 19 2022)

  1. KM, Jylhä,. J, Rydgren,. P, Strimling,. 2022, Xenophobia among radical and mainstream right-wing party voters: prevalence, correlates and influence on party support. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 45 (16), 261-286.

  2. Strimling, P. Vartanova, I., Eriksson, K., 2022. Predicting how US public opinion on moral issues will change from 2018 to 2020 and beyond. Royal Society Open Science 9, 211068.

  3. Eriksson, K., Vartanova, I., Strimling, P. 2022. Opinion Trends on Moral Issues in the United States and the United Kingdom Explained by the Applicability of Generally Accepted Arguments. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 34, (1)

  4. Eriksson, K., Vartanova, I., Ornstein, P., Strimling, P. 2021. The common-is-moral association is stronger among less religious people. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications 8, 1–8.

  5. Vartanova, I., Eriksson, K., Hazin, I., Strimling, P. 2021. Different populations agree on which moral arguments underlie which opinions. Frontiers in Psychology, section Personality and Social Psychology 12, 735.

  6. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P., Gelfand, M., Wu, J., Abernathy, J., Akotia, C.S., Aldashev, A., Andersson, P.A., Andrighetto, G., Anum, A., Arikan, G., Aycan, Z., Bagherian, F., Barrera, D., Basnight-Brown, D., Batkeyev, B., Belaus, A., Berezina, E., Björnstjerna, M., Blumen, S., Boski, P., Bou Zeineddine, F., Bovina, I., Huyen, B.T.T., Cardenas, J.-C., Čekrlija, Đ., Choi, H.-S., Contreras-Ibáñez, C.C., Costa-Lopes, R., de Barra, M., de Zoysa, P., Dorrough, A., Dvoryanchikov, N., Eller, A., Engelmann, J.B., Euh, H., Fang, X., Fiedler, S., Foster-Gimbel, O.A., Fülöp, M., Gardarsdottir, R.B., Gill, C.M.H.D., Glöckner, A., Graf, S., Grigoryan, A., Gritskov, V., Growiec, K., Halama, P., Hartanto, A., Hopthrow, T., Hřebíčková, M., Iliško, D., Imada, H., Kapoor, H., Kawakami, K., Khachatryan, N., Kharchenko, N., Khoury, N., Kiyonari, T., Kohút, M., Linh, L.T., Leslie, L.M., Li, Y., Li, N.P., Li, Z., Liik, K., Maitner, A.T., Manhique, B., Manley, H., Medhioub, I., Mentser, S., Mohammed, L., Nejat, P., Nipassa, O., Nussinson, R., Onyedire, N.G., Onyishi, I.E., Özden, S., Panagiotopoulou, P., Perez-Floriano, L.R., Persson, M.S., Pheko, M., Pirttilä-Backman, A.-M., Pogosyan, M., Raver, J., Reyna, C., Rodrigues, R.B., Romanò, S., Romero, P.P., Sakki, I., San Martin, A., Sherbaji, S., Shimizu, H., Simpson, B., Szabo, E., Takemura, K., Tieffi, H., Mendes Teixeira, M.L., Thanomkul, N., Tiliouine, H., Travaglino, G.A., Tsirbas, Y., Wan, R., Widodo, S., Zein, R., Zhang, Q., Zirganou-Kazolea, L., Van Lange, P.A.M., 2021b. Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies. Nature Commununicatios 12,

  7. Eriksson, K., Dickins, T.E., Strimling, P. 2021. Hygiene Norms Across 56 Nations are Predicted by Self-Control Values and Disease Threat. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology 2,

  8. Vartanova, I., Eriksson, K., Kirgil, Z.M., Strimling, P. 2021. The Advent of the COVID-19 Epidemic Did Not Affect Americans’ Endorsement of Moral Foundations. Frontiers in Psychology 12.

  9. Engström, E., Strimling, P. 2020. Deep learning diffusion by infusion into preexisting technologies – Implications for users and society at large. Technology in Society 63,

  10. Strimling, P. Frey, S., 2020. Emergent Cultural Differences in Online Communities’ Norms of Fairness. Games and Culture 15, 394–410.

  11. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2020. Using Models to Predict Cultural Evolution From Emotional Selection Mechanisms. Emotion Review 12, 79–92.

  12. Eriksson, K., Vartanova, I., Strimling, P. & Simpson, B. 2020. Generosity pays: Selfish people have fewer children and earn less money. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(3), 532–544.

  13. Jylhä, K.M., Rydgren, J., Strimling, P. 2019. Radical right-wing voters from right and left: Comparing Sweden Democrat voters who previously voted for the Conservative Party or the Social Democratic Party. Scandinavian Political Studies 42, 220–244.

  14. Strimling, P. Vartanova, I., Jansson, F., Eriksson, K., 2019. The connection between moral positions and moral arguments drives opinion change. Nature Human Behaviour 3, 922–930.

  15. Eriksson, K., Simpson, B., Strimling, P. 2019. Political double standards in reliance on moral foundations. Judgment and Decision Making 14, 440–454.

  16. Cordes, C., Su, T.-Y., Strimling, P. 2019. A critical human group size and firm size distributions in industries. Journal of Bioeconomics 21, 123–144.

  17. Strimling, P. Barra, M. de, Eriksson, K., 2018. Asymmetries in punishment propensity may drive the civilizing process. Nature Human Behaviour 2, 148–155.

  18. Cownden, D., Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2018. The implications of learning across perceptually and strategically distinct situations. Synthese 195, 511–528.

  19. Eriksson, K., Cownden, D., Strimling, P. 2017. Social learning may lead to population level conformity without individual level frequency bias. Scientific reports 7, 17341.

  20. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. Andersson, P.A., Aveyard, M., Brauer, M., Gritskov, V., Kiyonari, T., Kuhlman, D.M., Maitner, A.T., Manesi, Z., Molho, C., Peperkoorn, L.S., Rizwan, M., Stivers, A.W., Tian, Q., Lange, P.A.M.V., Vartanova, I., Wu, J., Yamagishi, T., 2017. Cultural Universals and Cultural Differences in Meta-Norms about Peer Punishment. Management and Organization Review 13, 851–870.

  21. Cownden, D., Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2017. A popular misapplication of evolutionary modeling to the study of human cooperation. Evolution and human behavior 38, 421–427.

  22. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. Andersson, P.A., Lindholm, T., 2017. Costly punishment in the ultimatum game evokes moral concern, in particular when framed as payoff reduction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 69, 59–64.

  23. Eriksson, K., Andersson, P., Strimling, P. 2017. When is it appropriate to reprimand a norm violation? The roles of anger, behavioral consequences, violation severity, and social distance. Judgment and decision making 12, 396–407.

  24. Ross, C.T., Strimling, P. Ericksen, K.P., Lindenfors, P., Mulder, M.B., 2016. The Origins and Maintenance of Female Genital Modification across Africa. Human Nature 27, 173–200.

  25. Eriksson, K., Andersson, P.A., Strimling, P. 2016. Moderators of the disapproval of peer punishment. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 19, 152–168.

  26. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2015. Group differences in broadness of values may drive dynamics of public opinion on moral issues. Mathematical Social Sciences 77, 1–8.

  27. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. Coultas, J.C., 2015. Bidirectional associations between descriptive and injunctive norms. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 129, 59–69.

  28. Eriksson, K., STRIMLING, P., 2015. Injunctive Versus Functional Inferences From Descriptive Norms: Comment on Gelfand and Harrington. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 46, 1330–1332.

  29. Jansson, F., Parkvall, M., Strimling, P. 2015. Modeling the Evolution of Creoles. Language Dynamics and Change 5, 1–51.

  30. Eriksson, K. and Strimling, P. 2014. Spontaneous associations and label framing have similar effects in the public goods game. Judgment & Decision Making, 9(5)

  31. de Barra, M., Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2014. How Feedback Biases Give Ineffective Medical Treatments a Good Reputation. Journal of Medical Internet Research 16,

  32. Eriksson, K., Cownden, D., Ehn, M., Strimling, P.2014. ‘Altruistic’ and ‘antisocial’ punishers are one and the same. Review of Behavioral Economics 1(3), 209–221.

  33. Parkvall, M., Jansson, F., Strimling, P. 2013. Simulating the genesis of Mauritian. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 45(2), 265–273.

  34. Bernard, M., Dreber, A., Strimling, P. Eriksson, K., 2013. The subgroup problem: When can binding voting on extractions from a common pool resource overcome the tragedy of the commons? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 91, 122–130.

  35. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. Ehn, M., 2013. Ubiquity and efficiency of restrictions on informal punishment rights. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 11(1), 17–34.

  36. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2012. The Hard Problem of Cooperation. PLOS ONE 7, e40325.

  37. Fogarty, L., Strimling, P. Laland, K.N., 2011. The Evolution of Teaching. Evolution 65, 2760–2770.

  38. Cordes, C., Richerson, P., Mcelreath, R., Strimling, P. 2011. How does opportunistic behavior influence firm size? An evolutionary approach to organizational behavior. Journal of Institutional Economics 7, 1–21.

  39. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2010. The devil is in the details: Incorrect intuitions in optimal search. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 75, 338–347.

  40. Enquist, M., Strimling, P. Eriksson, K., Laland, K., Sjostrand, J., 2010. One cultural parent makes no culture. Animal Behaviour 79, 1353–1362.

  41. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2009. Biases for acquiring information individually rather than socially. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 7, 309–329.

  42. Eriksson, K., Strimling, P. 2009. Partner Search Heuristics in the Lab: Stability of Matchings Under Various Preference Structures. Adaptive Behavior 17, 524–536.

  43. Gruber, T., Muller, M.N., Strimling, P. Wrangham, R., Zuberbühler, K., 2009. Wild Chimpanzees Rely on Cultural Knowledge to Solve an Experimental Honey Acquisition Task. Current Biology 19, 1806–1810.

  44. Strimling, P. Sjöstrand, J., Enquist, M., Eriksson, K., 2009b. Accumulation of independent cultural traits. Theoretical Population Biology 76, 77–83.

  45. Strimling, P. Enquist, M., Eriksson, K., 2009. Repeated learning makes cultural evolution unique. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 13870–13874.

  46. Cordes, C., Richerson, P.J., McElreath, R., Strimling, P. 2008. A naturalistic approach to the theory of the firm: The role of cooperation and cultural evolution. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 68, 125–139.

  47. McElreath, R., Strimling, P. 2008. When Natural Selection Favors Imitation of Parents. Current Anthropology 49, 307–316.

  48. Eriksson, K., Sjöstrand, J., Strimling, P. 2008. Asymmetric equilibria in dynamic two-sided matching markets with independent preferences. International Journal of Game Theory 36, 421–440.

  49. Eriksson, K., Sjöstrand, J., Strimling, P. 2007. Optimal Expected Rank in a Two-Sided Secretary Problem. Operations Research 55, 921–931.

  50. McElreath, R., Strimling, P. 2006. How noisy information and individual asymmetries can make ‘personality’ an adaptation: a simple model. Animal Behaviour 72, 1135–1139.

  51. Eriksson, K., Sjöstrand, J., Strimling, P. 2006. Three-dimensional stable matching with cyclic preferences. Mathematical Social Sciences 52, 77–87.

  52. Gavel, H., Strimling, P. 2004. Nim with a modular Muller twist. Integers: Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory, 4(G04), G04


  • Strimling, P. (2008). What Will We Learn? A Mathematical Treatise of Cultural Evolution. Doctoral thesis, Mälardalen’s University
  • Strimling, P. (2005). Trying to find what you want. Licentiat thesis, Mälardalen’s University
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