What is a group? Conceptual clarity can help integrate evolutionary and social scientific research on cooperation

Drew Gerkey, Lee Cronk

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Abstract

Smaldino argues that evolutionary theories of social behavior do not adequately explain the emergence of group-level traits, including differentiation of roles and organized interactions among individuals. We find Smaldino's account to be commendable but incomplete. Our commentary focuses on a simple question that has not been adequately addressed: What is a group?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-261
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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