Adaptive personality calibration in a human society: effects of embodied capital on prosocial traits

@inproceedings{Rueden2015AdaptivePC,
  title={Adaptive personality calibration in a human society: effects of embodied capital on prosocial traits},
  author={Christopher von Rueden and Aaron W. Lukaszewski and Michael Gurven},
  year={2015}
}
Evolutionary theories of personality origins have stimulated much empirical research in recent years, but pertinent data from small-scale human societies have been in short supply. We investigate adaptively patterned personality variation among Tsimane’ forager-horticulturalists. Based on a consideration of cost-benefit tradeoffs that likely maintain variation in human prosociality, we hypothesize that individual differences in prosocial personality traits are facultatively calibrated to… CONTINUE READING
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