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Kinship intensity and the use of mental states in moral judgment across societies

Curtin, Cameron M.; Barrett, H. Clark; Bolyanatz, Alexander H.; Crittenden, Alyssa N.; Fessler, Daniel M. T.; Fitzpatrick, Simon; Gurven, Michael; Kanovsky, Martin; Kushnick, Geoff; Laurence, Stephen; Pisor, Anne


Decades of research conducted in Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, & Democratic (WEIRD) societies have led many scholars to conclude that the use of mental states in moral judgment is a human cognitive universal, perhaps an adaptive strategy for selecting optimal social partners from a large pool of candidates. However, recent work from a more diverse array of societies suggests there may be important variation in how much people rely on mental states, with people in some societies...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution and Human Behavior
DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.07.002


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