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The Role of Psychology in the Study of Culture

Kelly, Dan and Machery, Edouard and Mallon, Ron and Mason, Kelby and Stich, Steve (2006) The Role of Psychology in the Study of Culture. [Preprint]

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While we are enthusiastic about a Darwinian approach to culture, we argue that the overview presented in the target article does not sufficiently emphasize the crucial explanatory role that psychology plays in the study of culture. We use a number of examples to illustrate the variety of ways that appeal to psychological factors can help explain cultural phenomena.

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Item Type: Preprint
Kelly, Dan
Machery, Edouard
Mallon, Ron
Mason, Kelby
Stich, Steve
Additional Information: Commentary on Mesoudi, Whiten, & Laland, forthcoming, Towards a unified science of cultural evolution., Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Keywords: cultural evolution, psychology, evolutionary psychology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Psychology
Depositing User: Edouard Machery
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:13
Item ID: 2653

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