Considering the role of ecology on individual differentiation

Tomás Cabeza de Baca, Rafael Antonio Garcia, Michael Anthony Woodley, Aurelio José Figueredo

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Our commentary articulates some of the commonalities between Baumeister et al.'s theory of socially differentiated roles and Strategic Differentiation-Integration Effort. We expand upon the target article's position by arguing that differentiating social roles is contextual and driven by varying ecological pressures, producing character displacement not only among individuals within complex societies, but also across social systems and multiple levels of organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e145
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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