Monday, June 15, 2009

Judgments of Food and Finances Influence Preferences for Potential Partners

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Cultural psychology can be roughly understood as the combination of two theoretical perspectives—first, that people are very different in different cultures, and second, that some attributes are culturally universal (Fiske et al., 1998).

In the broader quest to determine which aspects of culture are universal and which are relative, one must look beyond specific norms and practices to the underlying processes that produced them.

(Portions of this research were presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas, February 2001, and at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2003.)

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