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HRAF membership director interviewed for NPR segment on romantic kissing

The phenomenon of romantic kissing continues to fascinate people around the world. While people in western societies often take for granted the notion that romantic partners express their desire for one another through open-mouthed kissing,…

Using eHRAF World Cultures for Cross Cultural Studies

Is kissing a universal human trait? William Jankowiak,¬†Shelly Volsche and Justin Garcia address this question in their recently published article in American Anthropologist. The authors used Human Relations Area Files’ online ethnographic database,¬†eHRAF World Cultures,…