Re[2]: The SSSM revisited

From: Cliff Stabbert (
Date: Wed Dec 04 2002 - 11:47:55 MST

Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 5:32:19 AM, Samantha Atkins wrote:

SA> That is incorrect. It was *the* standard in Sociology,
SA> Anthropology, Psychology for most of the 20th century. Check
SA> out Chapter 1 of "The Adapted Mind" by Barkow, Cosmides, Tooby
SA> for corroborating evidence and a detailed analysis and critique
SA> of SSSM. SSSM also had deep effects on educational and social
SA> policies.

I don't have time to check out that book if it claims that a belief
that man had *no* instincts, was a tabula rasa with a few reflexes and
a learning ability, was *the* standard in psychology for most of the
20th century. That's simply a bogus claim.


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