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Many humans across cultures share similar taboos, ideas or behaviors that are unacceptable.
The perspective of evolutionary psychology would most likely explain this by saying
taboos develop because of behaviors that have caused harm or diminished reproductive success across past generations.
taboos develop because of social norms created by institutions.
children learn from a young age what is and is not acceptable from parents and other adults.
humans share a common morality that creates an aversion to certain behaviors.
taboos can change from one generation to the next, proving that they are not related to evolutionary pressures.