Does Art Bring Us Together? An Empirical Approach to the Evolutionary Aesthetics of Ellen Dissanayake

Biological Theory Vol/Iss. 15 Springer London Published In Pages: 188-195
By Fullerton, Brady


Lower frequency of internal war will be correlated with more ritual art.


The variable "Frequency of internal war" was coded such that a high value indicates low levels internal war and a low value indicates high levels of internal war.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman's rhoNot supportedp>0.050.165Two-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Ritual ArtIndependentDance, Music, Organized Ceremonial, Ritual
Frequency of internal warDependentIngroup Antagonisms, Instigation Of War, Warfare