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Group level expression encoded in the individual. Commentary on "The cultural evolution of emergent group-level traits"

Ibbotson, Paul (2014). Group level expression encoded in the individual. Commentary on "The cultural evolution of emergent group-level traits". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(3) pp. 261–262.

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Abstract

Smaldino proposes a conceptual extension to the theory of cultural evolution to include emergent group-level traits as a unit of selection. It is important to recognize the role that group-level traits have played in the evolution of human culture. However, the emergent group-level trait of division of labor provides an illustrative example that is implementable within the existing framework of cMLS theory and may not even need a departure from the standard model.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-1825
Keywords: altruism; cooperation; cultural group selection; inclusive fitness
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Childhood Studies
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Item ID: 40687
Depositing User: Paul Ibbotson
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 08:16
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 19:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40687
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