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DNA Is Not Destiny  

Rose McDermott and Peter K. Hatemi

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
Genetic influences are often misinterpreted to mean that an individual with a particular genotype is inevitably predisposed to engage in a given behavior or that genetic influences operate ... More

The Evolutionary Approach to History: Sociocultural Phylogenetics  

Marion Blute and Fiona M. Jordan

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
There are three forms of modern Darwinian evolutionism in the social sciences and humanities: the gene-based biological, the social learning-based sociocultural, and gene–culture ... More

The Genetics of Human Behavior: A Hopeless Opus?  

Colter Mitchell

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter examines the recent massive expansion of genetic research into human behavior. Based on decades of twin research, there were high expectations of strong genetic effects for ... More

Pandemics  

Kathryn H. Jacobsen

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter discusses the history of and responses to global epidemics of serious diseases. Case studies of cholera, influenza, and HIV/AIDS illustrate typical reactions to pandemic ... More

Physiology of Face-to-Face Competition  

Allan Mazur

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
Face-to-face competition for rank in human status hierarchies is similar to “dominance competition” in other primate species, particularly the African apes. Each individual has signs or ... More

Social Class, Poverty, and the Unequal Burden of Illness and Death  

Ronald J. Angel

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article explores major themes related to the association among social factors that generate and maintain poverty and that determine health outcomes among different income groups. It ... More

Stress and Stress Hormones  

Jeff Davis and Kristen Damron

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
During the past four decades, numerous reviews have been published on biological responses to stressful social environments. Reviews targeted for audiences in the social sciences ... More

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