Mind the gap: Tracing the origins of human universals

Peter M. Kappeler, Joan B. Silk

Research output: Book/ReportBook

34 Scopus citations


What makes us human? What made us become the way we are? One way to answer these questions is to identify the traits that all humans share, traits that are universal features of all human societies. Another way to do so is to ask how humans differ from other species, particularly from our closest relatives, the nonhuman primates. The contributors to this book pursue both approaches, in an effort to understand how evolution has shaped modern human behavior and societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages503
ISBN (Electronic)9783642027253
ISBN (Print)9783642027246
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Psychology


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