PSYC14H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Coevolution, Cultural Learning, Emotional Contagion

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28 May 2020
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Evolutionary bases of culture: evolution by natural selection, biological evolution by natural selection requires: This interaction between cultural and genetic evolution generated a process that can be described as autocatalytic, meaning that it produces the fuel that propels it. If evolution has selected for the ability to learn from others, then we should expect We should be sensitive to cues that signal the presence of important knowledge. In ambiguous situations we should look to others for guidance. We should be able to identify individuals that lack competence. Automatic imitation in the strategic context (cook at al. , 2012) (study): Imitation is one way to learn from others. In competitive contexts, you are trying not to imitate your opponents: therefore, if we see evidence of imitation in competitive contexts this would be strong evidence of a difficulty inhibiting a proneness to imitate others, participants:

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