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Sociology of Deviance

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Variation is a precondition for selection. If there is no variation in behavior then the cultural selection has nothing to choose between. Several scientists have found that variation is highest during periods of crisis where the population is experiencing stress. The variation in behavior is evidence of experimentation and inventiveness with the purpose of finding a solution to the problems that create the stress (Kirch 1980; Rosenberg, M. 1990; but contrast Russell & Russell 1982–1992).

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Fog, A. (1999). Sociology of Deviance. In: Cultural Selection. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9251-2_8

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