|General or Specific||Terms for Art||Terms for Evolution and Adaptation|
|Most general||art||evolution, natural selection, Darwin|
|General||dance||well-being, fitness, coping, social, psychological|
|Specific||social dance||cognition, creativity, social inclusion/belonging (isolation/loneliness), influence/persuasion, sexual attractiveness|
|Most specific||ballroom dance, hip-hop, salsa||IQ, academic achievement, bullying, friendship, manipulation/propaganda, dating, romantic relationships|
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