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Social Anthro-Biology

Ethnopsychologie, December 1972, Vol.27(4), pp.413-428

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  • Title:
    Social Anthro-Biology
  • Author: Olivier, Georges
  • Contributor: Olivier, Georges (correspondence author)
  • Found In: Ethnopsychologie, December 1972, Vol.27(4), pp.413-428
  • Subjects: Physiology/Physiologic/ Physiological/ Physiologist/ Physiologists ; Anthrobiology/Anthrobiological ; Psychology/Psychological/ Psychologically/ Psychologism ; Culture and Social Structure; Social Anthropology ; Article ; Physiological & Psychological Characteristics in Cultural & Biological Anthropology
  • Language: French
  • Description: In exploring areas of overlap between the objects of cultural & biological anthropology, 3 domains were studied statistically (by computer); only the results are available here in table form. The 1st domain, city & country, was based on a sample of 18-20 year old youths whose parents were born in the department the youths inhabited. Study of anthropometric data (weight, length of arms, etc) revealed that the myth about differences between town & country folk seems to apply rather to the farmer/nonfarmer distinction. With respect to physiological & psychological characteristics, the same is true: differences are linked to profession rather than place of residence. With respect to the population who have recently moved to the city, the data indicate that the stronger, more intelligent, more independent tend to migrate to the city. The 2nd domain, choice of professions, involved the same sample. The data indicate that in addition to correlating with mental capacity, as one would expect, choice of profession was also tied to physical stature. The 3rd domain, family size, proved the most complex. Mental capacity & choice of profession were correlated with size of family & age-position within the family. Whereas intelligence & size of the cranium were linked with choice of profession, height variations correspond with family size. 5 Tables. E. Holland.

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