The dead may kill you: Do ancestor spirit beliefs promote cooperation in traditional small-scale societies
The Journal of Cognition and Culture • Vol/Iss. 1 • Brill • • Published In • Pages: ??•
By White, Claire , Marin, Maya , Fessler, Daniel M.T.
Societies will believe that ancestral spirits are more concerned in the living’s interaction with the spirits rather than the living’s interactions with each other.
67% of societies believe ancestral spirits are more concerned with livings interaction with spirits vs 46% ; n=57
|Descriptive statistics||Support claimed||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Punitive ancestral spirits||UNKNOWN||Cult Of The Dead, Eschatology, Spirits And Gods|