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  • cooperation
  • We develop a cultural evolutionary theory of the origins of prosocial religions and apply it to resolve two puzzles in human psychology and cultural history: (1) the rise of large-scale cooperation among strangers and, simultaneously, (2) the spread of prosocial religions in the last 10-12 millennia. (cambridge.org)
  • experiments
  • Using large database and online experiments, the project will study the evolution of emotional displays in European paintings from the late Middle Ages to modern times and will test whether economic development can account for the evolution of social features such as trustworthiness, agreeableness or dominance. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • origins
  • We develop a cultural evolutionary theory of the origins of prosocial religions and apply it to resolve two puzzles in human psychology and cultural history: (1) the rise of large-scale cooperation among strangers and, simultaneously, (2) the spread of prosocial religions in the last 10-12 millennia. (cambridge.org)
  • Using the concept of memes as cultural transmitters and replicators, this article explores the origins of a talent meme and the subsequent evolution of talent management (TM). (hud.ac.uk)
  • anthropology
  • This is in contrast to the shift away from analysis to interpretation and description in much of cultural anthropology across the same time period, with the ultimate secession of much of the field from "science. (gnxp.com)
  • populations
  • It is increasingly recognised that cultural evolution can influence gene distributions in populations, as in the well-known case of the selective effect of dairying on the incidence of adult lactose tolerance. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Collard M, Shennan S, Tehrani JJ (2006) Branching, blending, and the evolution of cultural similarities and differences among human populations. (springer.com)
  • For instance, populations are able to produce linguistic conventions on accepted names for children and pets ( 11 ), on common names for colors ( 12 ), and on popular terms for novel cultural artifacts, such as referring to junk email as "SPAM" ( 13 , 14 ). (pnas.org)
  • Social
  • Social learning underlies many aspects of the cultural control of sports, and sports have evolved new cultural functions more-or-less unrelated to mate choice as cultural evolution itself became important in humans. (jhu.edu)
  • Palgrave Communications , the open access journal from Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature), which publishes research across the humanities and social sciences, is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a research article collection ('special issue') on Cultural Evolution . (cognitionandculture.net)
  • Cultural evolution describes how socially learned ideas, rules, and skills are transmitted and change over time, giving rise to diverse forms of social organization, belief systems, languages, technologies and artistic traditions. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • Even then there was evidence for both social learning and cultural traditions in non-human species, and this evidence has amassed in the years since. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • The French sociologist Gabriel Tarde wrote in 1888: "We may call it social evolution when an invention quietly spreads through imitation. (changelog.ca)
  • A two-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d'Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • Using large database and online experiments, the project will study the evolution of emotional displays in European paintings from the late Middle Ages to modern times and will test whether economic development can account for the evolution of social features such as trustworthiness, agreeableness or dominance. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • A one-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d'Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. (ehbea.com)
  • The project will study the evolution of emotional displays in European literature (novels, plays) from the late Middle Age to the modern times and will test whether economic development can account for the evolution of social preferences such as trust, morality and honor. (ehbea.com)
  • Richerson
  • Boyd R, Richerson PJ (2005) The Origin and Evolution of Cultures. (springer.com)
  • The ten participants included the trio of Boyd, Henrich and Richerson (BRH), a French trio of Sperber, Claidière and Morin (SCM), the memeticists Blackmore and myself, and two philosophers of biology who have been particularly engaged with issues of cultural evolution, Peter Godfrey Smith and Kim Sterelny. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • processes
  • Several processes appear to retard rates of cultural evolution below the maxima we observe in the most favorable cases. (ucdavis.edu)
  • The researchers hypothesized that specific psychological processes - such as our preference for things that seem familiar - might explain large-scale cultural trends. (healthcanal.com)
  • interpretation
  • Redefining Translation and Interpretation in Cultural Evolution is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on culture-oriented translation and interpretation studies in the contemporary globalized society. (iatis.org)
  • psychology
  • After serving during the war in China, he began a lifelong integration of cultural patterns and psychology, ranging from classical antiquity to Asian culture. (photosynthesis.com)
  • seminars
  • Human Evolution @ UCL provides information on these researchers and their various research themes, as well as on human evolution teaching and seminars, and serves as a focal point for the initiation of collaborative research and teaching. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • papers
  • The cultural evolution of age-at-marriage norms ," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2002-018, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. (repec.org)
  • research
  • UCL has one of the one of the largest number of researchers actively involved in human evolution research of any university in the world. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • However, human evolution research is necessarily cross-disciplinary and these researchers are dispersed across a number of different departments and institutes. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • the cultural evolution of early Christianity is analyzed through certain key research topics, studied by the members of the team. (helsinki.fi)
  • History
  • In: History and Evolution. (springer.com)
  • How the realities of this environment intersected with what we would now call at best cultural insensitivity (or at worst, racism) is unclear, but it's an important context to keep in mind when looking back at this time in history. (playbill.com)
  • A leading transpersonal theorist, his recent books include The Heart of History: Individuality and Evolution. (photosynthesis.com)
  • several
  • The King and I , Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical currently receiving a revival production by Lincoln Center, has been subject to several casting controversies over the years that ultimately led to an evolution in the way the piece is produced. (playbill.com)
  • recent
  • Work on cultural evolution has been making good progress in recent years, but has been hindered by distortions, some perhaps deliberate, but others are misunderstandings that naturally arise between slightly different traditions. (cognitionandculture.net)
  • researchers
  • Featuring coverage on a range of topics such as sociopolitical factors, gender considerations, and intercultural communication, this book is ideally designed for linguistics, educators, researchers, academics, professionals, and students interested in cultural discourse in translation studies. (iatis.org)