15 January 2009

Desertion and POW Camp Survival

A new study looks that the impact of social networks on desertion and POW camp survival in the Civil War and some other historical circumstances using solid empirical evidence. Strong social networks reduce desertion rates and increase POW camp survival. It is yet another piece of the big counterpart to genetics, which is the impact of social context on how people act.


Michael Malak said...

Social aspects of humans are arise not just from the genotype (genetics) but also from the phenotype (anthropology), i.e., what we learn in Kindergarten.

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

The real surprise, in my view, is the importance of social context vis-a-vis individual, non-hereditary psychology apart from social context.