One path to balance and order in social psychology: An evolutionary perspective

Douglas Kenrick, Jon K. Maner

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Consideration of the adaptive problems faced by our ancestors suggests functional reasons why people exhibit some biases in social judgment more than others. We present a taxonomy consisting of six domains of central social challenges. Each is associated with somewhat different motivations, and consequently different decision-rules. These decision-rules, in turn, make some biases inherently more likely to emerge than others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-347
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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