A Communal Exchange-based Framework for Cultural Evolution

Abstract

The overarching goal of my research program is to develop a scientific framework for cultural evolution that is as clear as our scientific framework for biological evolution. Such a framework can provide us with a better understanding of our origins and possibly improve the accuracy of predictions concerning future cultural scenarios. This presentation will begin by motivating the theoretical framework for cultural evolution that my group has been developing, and then summarize key sources of empirical support for it, with the bulk of the presentation focusing on new results.


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