Cross-cultural invariances in the architecture of shame

  title={Cross-cultural invariances in the architecture of shame},
  author={Daniel Sznycer and Dimitris Xygalatas and Elizabeth Agey and Sarah Alami and Xiao-Fen An and K.I. Ananyeva and Quentin Douglas Atkinson and Bernardo R. Broitman and Thomas J. Conte and Carola Flores and Shintaro Fukushima and Hidefumi Hitokoto and Alexander N. Kharitonov and Charity N. Onyishi and Ike E. Onyishi and Pedro P Romero and Joshua M. Schrock and James Josh Snodgrass and Lawrence S. Sugiyama and Kosuke Takemura and Cathryn Townsend and Jin-Ying Zhuang and C. Athena Aktipis and Lee Cronk and Leda Cosmides and John Tooby},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={9702 - 9707}
Significance This set of experiments shows that in 15 traditional small-scale societies there is an extraordinarily close correspondence between (i) the intensity of shame felt if one exhibited specific acts or traits and (ii) the magnitude of devaluation expressed in response to those acts or traits by local audiences, and even foreign audiences. Three important and widely acknowledged sources of cultural variation between communities—geographic proximity, linguistic similarity, and religious… 

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