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November 12, 2012 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Looking to find either the author's name or his article.

Trying to locate the article or the author of a piece that gave a listing (ab out 25 items) of those things that All humans in All places and All times have in shared in common since they are human traits or needs. Examples: happiness, fear, etc.

I think the article might have been by a sociologist, and I know it is cited sometimes to show our inter-connectedness, via culture and/or evolution
posted by Postroad to Human Relations (3 answers total)
I think you're looking for Donald E. Brown's List of Human Universals.
posted by roofus at 8:16 AM on November 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Jared Diamond also has a section on this subject -- which could very well derive from the Brown essay that roofus links to -- in Guns, Germs, and Steel.
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:42 AM on November 12, 2012

Response by poster: Yes. It is the Brown list. Thanks.
posted by Postroad at 11:52 AM on November 12, 2012

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