Invariances in the architecture of pride across small-scale societies

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol/Iss. 115(33) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Published In Pages: 8322-8327
By Sznycer, Daniel, Xygalatas, Dimitris, Alami, Sarah, An, Xiao-Fen, Ananyeva, Kristina I., Fukushima, Shintaro, Hitokoto, Hidefumi, Kharitonov, Alexander N. , Koster, Jeremy M., Onyishi, Charity N. , Onyishi, Ike E. , Romero, Pedro P. , Takemura, Kosuke, Zhuang, Jin-Ying, Cosmides, Leda, Tooby, John


Using experimental methods, these researchers evaluated the function of pride in ten small-scale societies by testing personal pride’s association with valuation by the surrounding community. Their aim was to see if findings from western(-ized), educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (WEIRD) societies replicate in non-WEIRD societies. Simple linear regression in each society indicates that the amount of pride one feels for a given action closely matches how highly others in the same community value the action. Authors conclude support for the universality of the pride system.

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