The Resource The Origin and Evolution of Cultures

The Origin and Evolution of Cultures

Label
The Origin and Evolution of Cultures
Title
The Origin and Evolution of Cultures
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
Presents 20 articles that form the backbone of Boyd and Richerson's path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work assumes that culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour; unlike other organisms, socially transmitted beliefs, attitudes, and values heavily influence our behaviour. It also states that culture is part of biology
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
306
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN360 .B69 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The Origin and Evolution of Cultures
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; Introduction; PART 1: THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LEARNING; 1: Social Learning as an Adaptation; 2: Why Does Culture Increase Human Adaptability?; 3: Why Culture Is Common, but Cultural Evolution Is Rare; 4: Climate, Culture, and the Evolution of Cognition; 5: Norms and Bounded Rationality; PART 2: ETHNIC GROUPS AND MARKERS; 6: The Evolution of Ethnic Markers; 7: Shared Norms and the Evolution of Ethnic Markers With Richard McElreath; PART 3: HUMAN COOPERATION, RECIPROCITY, AND GROUP SELECTION; 8: The Evolution of Reciprocity in Sizable Groups
  • 9: Punishment Allows the Evolution of Cooperation (or Anything Else) in Sizable Groups10: Why People Punish Defectors: Weak Conformist Transmission Can Stabilize Costly Enforcement of Norms in Cooperative Dilemmas; 11: Can Group-Functional Behaviors Evolve by Cultural Group Selection? An Empirical Test; 12: Group-Beneficial Norms Can Spread Rapidly in a Structured Population; 13: The Evolution of Altruistic Punishment With Herbert Gintis and Samuel Bowl
Control code
ocn437175161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (465 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433700583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3605091x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)437175161
  • pebcs0195347447

Library Locations

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