Psyc 660 Spring 2012
Answer 5 of the following. If you answer more than 5 I'm only going
to grade the first 5.
Please include the question with each response. Each question is
Must be returned to me as an attached Word document by Thurs. April
Distinguish between complex and simple
or generalized hunter-gatherers. Why might complex h-gs have first
emerged during the UP in Europe?
What is the gossip hypothesis
of language evolution and why does unreliability of vocal
information or its “cheapness” undermine this hypothesis?
chemical explanation for the social bonding (and analgesic) effect
caused by synchronous activity.
What are the three
universal types of family rituals? Describe each.
How might ritual act as the
“costly to fake” guarantor of vocal signals?
Define important terms: ritual,
ritualized behaviors, social norms, social conventions.
Discuss evidence indicating that
social norms are unique to humans?