Accumulative fusion and the issue of age: Reconciling the model with the data

Cheskie Rosenzweig, Benjamin C. Ruisch, Chadly Daniel Stern

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Abstract

We discuss a disconnect between the predictions of Whitehouse's model regarding the accumulative nature of fusion and real-world data regarding the age at which people generally engage in self-sacrifice. We argue that incorporating the link between age and identity development into Whitehouse's theoretical framework is central to understanding when and why people engage in self-sacrifice on behalf of the group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e216
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume41
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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