Re: The SSSM revisited

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Dec 05 2002 - 12:14:47 MST

Cliff Stabbert wrote:
> 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.

I am not sure if the "it" above refers to SSSM or the book I
mentioned. But neiter claim something that reduces usefully to
this statement.

- samantha

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