Distinguish between complex and simple or generalized hunter-gatherers. Why might complex h-gs have first emerged during the UP in Europe?
What is feasting? Why does the author argue that true “feast” only occur with complex h-gs?
How might ritual act as the “costly to fake” guarantor of vocal signals?
What is the gossip hypothesis of language evolution and why does unreliability of vocal information or its “cheapness” undermine this hypothesis?
How do cultural rituals involving synchrony provide an evolutionary advantage over those that do not?
Describe the evidence presented in the (Wiltermuth & Heath) article that suggests that positive emotions are not necessary for enhancing cooperation through synchronous activities.
Describe the chemical explanation for the social bonding (and analgesic) effect caused by synchronous activity.
What are the three universal types of family rituals? Describe each.
What is meant by the “protective” role of frr (family rituals and routines)?
Why is dinnertime such an important time for children?
Define important terms: ritual, ritualized behaviors, social norms, social conventions.
Discuss evidence indicating that social norms are unique to humans?