Myth as Model: Group-Level Interpretive Frameworks


Recommended citation: Moser, C. (2024). Myth as Model: Group-Level Interpretive Frameworks. [commentary on Sijilmasi et al.]

I argue that while recruitment might explain some of the design features of historical myths, origin myths in general more importantly provide shared narrative frameworks for aligning and coordination members of a group. Furthermore, by providing in-group members with shared frameworks for interfacing with the world, the contents of myths likely facilitate the selection of belief systems at the group-level.

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