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Similar Behavior Across Cultures

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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

A

taboos develop because of behaviors that have caused harm or diminished reproductive success across past generations.

B

taboos develop because of social norms created by institutions.

C

children learn from a young age what is and is not acceptable from parents and other adults.

D

humans share a common morality that creates an aversion to certain behaviors.

E

taboos can change from one generation to the next, proving that they are not related to evolutionary pressures.