The role of psychology in the study of culture

Daniel Kelly, Edouard Machery, Ron Mallon, Kelby Mason, Stephen P. Stich

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Although 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 by which appeal to psychological factors can help explain cultural phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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