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The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition

Michael Tomasello argues that the roots of the human capacity for symbol-based culture, and the kind of psychological development that takes place within it, are based in a cluster of uniquely human cognitive capacities that emerge early in human ontogeny. … Continue reading

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Culture and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

The scale of human cooperation is an evolutionary puzzle. All of the available evidence suggests that the societies of our Pliocene ancestors were like those of other social primates, and this means thathuman psychology has changed in ways that support … Continue reading

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