Introduction. Cultural transmission and the evolution of human behaviour

Smith, Kenny, Kalish, Michael, Griffiths, Thomas and Lewandowsky, Stephan (2008) Introduction. Cultural transmission and the evolution of human behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363 (1509). pp. 3469-3476. ISSN 0962-8436

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The articles in this theme issue seek to understand the evolutionary bases of social learning and the consequences of cultural transmission for the evolution of human behaviour. In this introductory article, we provide a summary of these articles (seven articles on the experimental exploration of cultural transmission and three articles on the role of gene–culture coevolution in shaping human behaviour) and a personal view of some promising lines of development suggested by the work summarized here.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social evolution, Human evolution, Social learning
Subjects: V500 Philosophy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 13:29
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 16:28

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