A cultural evolutionary behavior genetics will need a more sophisticated conceptualization of cultural traits

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A framework that brings together cultural perspectives and behavior genetics has long been needed. To be successful, however, we need sophistication in the conceptualization of culture. Here, we highlight three imperatives to this end: the need for a clear definition of cultural traits, inclusion of the role of societal power, and recognizing the distinction between traits and characteristic adaptations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere176
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Sep 13 2022

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