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Adding culture and context improves evolutionary theorizing about human cognition

  • Rita Anne McNamara (a1) and Ronald Fischer (a1)

Boyer & Petersen (B&P) lay out an evolutionarily grounded framework to produce concrete, testable predictions about economic phenomena. We commend this step forward, but suggest the framework requires more consideration of cultural contexts that provide necessary input for cognitive systems to operate on. We discuss the role of culture when examining both evolved cognitive systems and social exchange contexts.

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