Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Our shared species-typical evolutionary psychology

Jerome H. Barkow a1
a1 Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada B3H 3J5


Because human cultures are far more similar than they are different, culturally constituted niches may work to limit or prevent the development of genetically based psychological differences across populations. The niche approach further implies that we may remain relatively well-adapted to contemporary environments because of the latter's cultural niche continuity with ancient environments.