The selective social learner as an agent of cultural group selection

Sarah Surez, Melissa Koenig

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Developmental research characterizes even the youngest learners as critical and selective capable of preserving or culling cultural information on the bases of informant accuracy reasoning or coherence. We suggest that Richerson et al. adjust their account of social learning in cultural group selection (CGS) by taking into consideration the role of the selective learner in the cultural inheritance system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e53
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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