Human Universals

Wmap

“abstraction in speech & thought

actions under self-control distinguished from those not under control

aesthetics

affection expressed and felt

age grades

age statuses

age terms

ambivalence

anthropomorphization

anticipation

antonyms

attachment

baby talk

belief in supernatural/religion

beliefs, false

beliefs about death

beliefs about disease

beliefs about fortune and misfortune

binary cognitive distinctions

biological mother and social mother normally the same person

black (color term)

body adornment

childbirth customs…”

Compiled by Donald E. Brown as published in The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker, 2002, New York: Viking Press, Brown, D.E. 1991.

Human universals. New York: McGraw-Hill

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