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    Memory and Mystery: The Cultural Selection of Minimally Counterintuitive Narratives.Ara Norenzayan, Scott Atran, Jason Faulkner & Mark Schaller - 2006 - Cognitive Science 30 (3):531-553.
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    Beyond Prejudice to Prejudices.Mark Schaller & Steven L. Neuberg - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (6):445-446.
    Different groups, because they are perceived to pose different threats, elicit different prejudices. Collective action by disadvantaged groups can amplify the perception of specific threats, with predictable and potentially counterproductive consequences. It is important to carefully consider the threat-based psychology of prejudice before implementing any strategy intended to promote positive social change.
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    Mechanisms by Which Parasites Influence Cultures, and Why They Matter.Mark Schaller & Damian R. Murray - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (2):91 - 92.
    At least four conceptually distinct mechanisms may mediate relations between parasite-stress and cultural outcomes: genetic evolution, developmental plasticity, neurocognitive flexibility, and cultural transmission. These mechanisms may operate independently or in conjunction with one another. Rigorous research on specific mediating mechanisms is required to more completely articulate implications of parasite stress on human psychology and human culture.
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    Sentiments and the Motivational Psychology of Parental Care.Mark Schaller - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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    The Selfish Goal Meets the Selfish Gene.Steven L. Neuberg & Mark Schaller - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (2):153-154.
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    The Evidentiary Standard of Special Design is a Little Bit Like Heaven.Mark Schaller - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):526-527.
    Adaptationist explanations for well-known phenomena are of limited value to psychological science. To be truly useful, evolutionary psychological research programs must produce novel discoveries about contemporary cognitive and behavioral processes. The concept of special design is especially useful. Even if special design cannot be convincingly demonstrated, rigorous attempts to meet this evidentiary standard can produce novel scientific contributions.
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    Individual-Level Psychology and Group-Level Traits.Michael Muthukrishna & Mark Schaller - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (3):265-266.
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    Cognition and Communication in Culture's Evolutionary Landscape.Mark Schaller - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):748-749.
    Atran & Norenzayan's (A&N's) analysis fits with other perspectives on evoked culture: Cultural beliefs might emerge simply from the fact that people share a common cognitive architecture. But no perspective on culture can be complete without incorporating the unstoppable role of communication. The evolutionary landscape of culture will be most completely mapped by theories that describe specifically how communication translates evolved cognitive canals into cultural beliefs.
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  9. Human Evolution and Social Cognition.Mark Schaller, Justin H. Park & Kenrick & T. Douglas - 2009 - In Robin Dunbar & Louise Barrett (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Oxford University Press.