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Evolutionary social science: The behavioral ecology approach


Evolutionary social science applies theory and method developed in evolutionary biology, anthropology, psychology and economics to understand adaptive variation in human behavior, particularly social behavior. Hypotheses and models about resource use, mating and parenting strategies, and cooperation and competition are derived from evolutionary theory, and empirically tested to understand how humans adapt to their diverse natural and social environments.

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