Evolutionary theory and the social sciences

Robert L. Burgess, Peter Molenaar

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Gintis's article is an example of growing awareness by social scientists of the significance of evolutionary theory for understanding human nature. Although we share its main point of view, we comment on some disagreements related to levels of behavioral analysis, the explanation of social cooperation, and the ubiquity of inter-individual differences in human decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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