Schulz and Beauchamp publish Research Article in Science: The Church, intensive kinship, and global psychological variation


View the Science article online:  Schulz et al.

Jonathan Schulz is interviewed on this week's Science podcast:  Catholic Church's influence on modern psychology.

The new study is covered in:

Cosmos:  The West won out when cousins stopped kissing

Harvard Magazine:  Can the Catholic Church Help Explain Western Psychology?

Inverse:  Why medieval Christians are responsible for the American nuclear family

Live Science:  The Catholic Church Made You 'Weird.' That's Not a Bad Thing

Newsweek:  Medieval Catholic Church’s Marriage and Family Policies Shaped the Psychology of Westerners Living Today, Study Suggests

PhysOrg:  Mapping the end of incest and dawn of individualism

Scientific American:  Western Individualism Arose from Incest Taboo

The Telegraph:  How the Medieval Catholic Church triggered rise of individualistic Western societies  Church effort against incest led to rise of individualism in the West

The Washington Post:  New study in ‘Science’: Medieval Catholicism explains the differences between cultures to this day