On emergency decisions, egalitarianism, and group selection

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Wiessner, Pauline W.
Title On emergency decisions, egalitarianism, and group selection
Date 1998-06
Description Boehm (CA 37:763-93) puts forward an important thesis-that with the evolution of egalitarian societies, privileged routes to reproductive advantage are blocked and the power of individua selection severely compromised. With competition so constrained, altruistic behavior can more readily spread in a population. This has implications at two levels.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Volume 39
Issue 3
First Page 356
Last Page 358
Subject Boehm's mode; Evolution of altruistic behavior
Subject LCSH Altruism; Evolutionary psychology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Wiessner, P. W. (1998). On emergency decisions, egalitarianism, and group selection. Current Anthropology, 39(3), 356-8.
Rights Management (c) University of Chicago Press http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/ca
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