Kinship, reciprocity and synergism in the evolution of social behaviour

  title={Kinship, reciprocity and synergism in the evolution of social behaviour},
  author={David C. Queller},
  • D. Queller
  • Published 1 November 1985
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Nature
There are two ways to model the genetic evolution of social behaviour. Population genetic models using personal fitness1 –9 may be exact and of wide applicability, but they are often complex and assume very different forms for different kinds of social behaviour. The alternative, inclusive fitness models10 –12, achieves simplicity and clarity by attributing all fitness effects of a behaviour to an expanded fitness of the actor. For example, Hamilton's rule states that an altruistic behaviour… 
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