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Societal threat as a moderator of cultural group selection

  • Michele J. Gelfand (a1), Patrick Roos (a2), Dana Nau (a3), Jesse Harrington (a1), Yan Mu (a1) and Joshua Jackson (a1)...
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As scholars have rushed to either prove or refute cultural group selection (CGS), the debate lacks sufficient consideration of CGS's potential moderators. We argue that pressures for CGS are particularly strong when groups face ecological and human-made threat. Field, experimental, computational, and genetic evidence are presented to substantiate this claim.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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