Social information transmission and human biology / edited by Jonathan C.K. Wells, Simon Strickland, and Kevin Laland.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boca Raton, FL : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006.
Description
1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations

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Recent research has emphasized that socially transmitted information may affect both the gene pool and the phenotypes of individuals and populations, and that an improved understanding of evolutionary issues is beneficial to those working towards the improvement of human health. Equally, an improved awareness of how human behavior influences health and reproductive fitness is starting to shed new light on the processes that shape the evolution of human behavior and the human mind. Focusing directly on these emerging trends, Social Information Transmission and Human Biology bridges the gap betw.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Contents
Front Cover; Acknowledgments; Editors; Contributors; Abstract; Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. An Introduction to Evolutionary Models of Human Social Behavior; 3. How Niche Construction Contributes to Human Gene-Culture Coevolution; 4. State and Value: A Perspective from Behavioral Ecology; 5. An Agnostic View of Memes; 6. Biological Ends and Human Social Information Transmission; 7. The Significance of Socially Transmitted Information for Nutrition and Health in the Great Ape Clade; 8. Language: Costs and Benefits of a Specialized System for Social Information Transmission.
ISBN
  • 9781420005837 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1420005839 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780849340475
  • 0849340470
OCLC
647620417
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