Predictions derived from the theories of kin selection

Ethnology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 233-243
By Essock-Vitale, Susan M., McGuire, Michael T.


This paper presents a series of predictions that are derived from the assumption that kin selection an altruism are evolved components of human social behavior. Several examples from the anthropological literature that pertain to these predictions are discussed. Data presented are mostly consistent with the predictions.

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