Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

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| Editors: Todd K. Shackelford, Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford

Human Products

  • Alina Simona RusuEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1853-1



Human products represent goods (articles, items), ideas, methods, information, and services produced by humans.


As sources of data, human products can be analyzed from the perspective of several inclusive fitness-related functions (inclusive fitness is referred here as the abilities of an individual to further pass its genes on to the next generations; Hamilton 1964). These functions can be centered on the individual physiological needs in the physical environment (e.g., clothing for the regulation of body temperature, food preparation, access to water) on intraspecific interactions (couple, family, cultural groups and other types of institutions) or on interspecific interactions (e.g., human-animal interactions). Having in mind these multiple levels of functional analysis of human products as data sources and being aware that these levels are generally overlapping, a synergic frame of...


Parental Investment Human Motive Niche Construction Inclusive Fitness Symbolic Meaning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, Babes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gary L Brase
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA