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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.' The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 (2). pp. 93-94. ISSN 1469-1825

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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
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:16

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