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Rethinking innovative designs to further test parasite-stress theory

Uskul, Ayse K. (2012) Rethinking innovative designs to further test parasite-stress theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 (02). pp. 93-94. ISSN 0140-525X. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X11001051) (KAR id:32388)

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Fincher & Thornhill's (F&T's) parasite-stress theory of sociality is supported largely by correlational evidence; its persuasiveness would increase significantly via lab and natural experiments and demonstrations of its mediating role. How the theory is linked to other approaches to group differences in psychological differences and to production and dissemination of cultural ideas and practices, need further clarification. So does the theory's view on the possible reduction of negative group interactions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0140525X11001051
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse Uskul
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 16:26 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2020 04:04 UTC
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