Dynamical evolutionary psychology: individual decision rules and emergent social norms.

  title={Dynamical evolutionary psychology: individual decision rules and emergent social norms.},
  author={Douglas T. Kenrick and Norman P. Li and Jonathan E. Butner},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={110 1},
A new theory integrating evolutionary and dynamical approaches is proposed. Following evolutionary models, psychological mechanisms are conceived as conditional decision rules designed to address fundamental problems confronted by human ancestors, with qualitatively different decision rules serving different problem domains and individual differences in decision rules as a function of adaptive and random variation. Following dynamical models, decision mechanisms within individuals are assumed… 

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