How do cultural variations emerge from universal mechanisms?

Douglas Kenrick, Jill M. Sundie

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Diverse cultural norms governing economic behavior might emerge from a dynamic interaction of universal but flexible predispositions that get calibrated to biologically meaningful features of the local social and physical ecology. This impressive cross-cultural effort could better elucidate such gene-culture interactions by incorporating theory-driven experimental manipulations (e.g., comparing kin and non-kin exchanges), as well as analyses of mediating cognitive processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-828
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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