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Social and reproductive behavior of Paleolithic humans

Early humans seem to have recognized the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found. The study, reported in the journal Science, examined genetic information … Continue reading

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The Societal Function of Cultural Heritage

In Europe, it is debated whether economic development will draw on the ability of places to adapt and react to internal and external shocks using local resources; this ability alludes to the application of the concept of resilience, or the … Continue reading

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Culture in Mind: Toward a Sociology of Culture and Cognition

What is thought and how does one come to study and understand it? How does the mind work? Does cognitive science explain all the mysteries of the brain? This collection of fourteen original essays from some of the top sociologists … Continue reading

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Creativity: The Influence of Cultural, Social, and Work Contexts

The present article aims to answer the question of whether creativity is universal or culture-specific. We develop a conceptual framework that expands the existing knowledge in two ways. First, it distinguishes between the two dimensions of creativity – novelty and … Continue reading

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Everyday Cognition: Development in Social Context

Everyday Cognition: Development in Social Context In Everyday Cognition leading scholars in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology have joined forces to examine how thinking and cognitive development are influenced by social context. John Seely Brown, Michael Cole, Herbert P. … Continue reading

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