Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Publication Date

1-2015

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Volume

38

First Page

31

Last Page

31

Abstract

Direct active teaching by parents is largely absent in children’s lives until the rise of WEIRD (Western, educated, industrialized rich, democratic) society. However, as mothers become schooled and missionized – like Kline’s Fijian subjects – they adopt “modern” parenting practices, including teaching. There is great variability, even within WEIRD society, of parental teaching, suggesting that teaching itself must be culturally transmitted.

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X14000508

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