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Published on Sep 1, 2009
Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB 122)
There is a distinct possibility that humans are currently part way through an evolutionary transition between individuals and groups. The conflict between these two units of selection and levels of organization, between biology and culture, may explain some of the tensions in modern human life. Examples of selfishness and altruism exemplify how these types of selection act on humans.
00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 10:27 - Chapter 2. Transitions in Hierarchal Selection 19:18 - Chapter 3. Cooperation and Aggression 27:09 - Chapter 4. Group Norms 35:51 - Chapter 5. Patterns and Differences in Cultures' Selfishness 43:57 - Chapter 6. Redefinition of Social Boundaries