Food and its vicissitudes: a cross-cultural study of sharing and nonsharing

Social Structure and Personality Holt, Rinehart and Winston New York Published In Pages: 312-350
By Cohen, Yehudi A.


This article examines the relationship between early food gratification, emotional predispositions to share food with others, and community systems. Results suggest that gratification of food needs varies with community type, and young children who receive food whenever they cry or ask are more likely to share food in adulthood. In broader terms, the need to receive from others is gratified differently under different sociological conditions, and these differences influence individuals toward divergent socially patterned behaviors in adulthood.

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