A Hands-on Modeling Approach to Evolution: Learning about the Evolution of Cooperation and Altruism Through Multi-Agent Modeling - The EACH Project

@inproceedings{Centola2000AHM,
  title={A Hands-on Modeling Approach to Evolution: Learning about the Evolution of Cooperation and Altruism Through Multi-Agent Modeling - The EACH Project},
  author={Damon Centola and U. Wilensky and Eamon McKenzie},
  year={2000}
}
  • Damon Centola, U. Wilensky, Eamon McKenzie
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • This paper presents a hands-on approach to learning about evolution; specifically, the evolution of altruistic and cooperative behavior. The classical view of individual selection stresses the importance of competition between individuals for resources and survival. On this view, altruistic and cooperative behavior appear to be disadvantageous for evolutionary success. However, looking at evolution as a complex system, altruism and cooperation can be seen as valuable traits for individual… CONTINUE READING
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