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Nicholas Christakis

Brief Bio: Greek-American sociologist and physician

Lived: 1962-

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“The Social Suite”

At the core of all societies, I will show, is the social suite:

  1. The capacity to have and recognize individual identity
  2. Love for partners and offspring
  3. Friendship
  4. Social networks
  5. Cooperation
  6. Preference for one’s own group (that is, “in-group bias”)
  7. Mild hierarchy (that is, relative egalitarianism)
  8. Social learning and teaching

From the book Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

— 2019

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