The Role of Psychology in the Study of Culture

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Kelly, Dan; Machery, Edouard; Mallon, Ron; Mason, Kelby; Stich, Steve
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While we are enthusiastic about a Darwinian approach to culture, we argue that the overview presented in the target article does not sufficiently emphasize the crucial explanatory role that psychology plays in the study of culture. We use a number of examples to illustrate the variety of ways that appeal to psychological factors can help explain cultural phenomena.