Sexual selection is a form of social selection.

  title={Sexual selection is a form of social selection.},
  author={B. Lyon and Robert Montgomerie},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={367 1600},
Social selection influences the evolution of weapons, ornaments and behaviour in both males and females. Thus, social interactions in both sexual and non-sexual contexts can have a powerful influence on the evolution of traits that would otherwise appear to be detrimental to survival. Although clearly outlined by West-Eberhard in the early 1980s, the idea that social selection is a comprehensive framework for the study of ornaments and weapons has largely been ignored. In West-Eberhard's view… CONTINUE READING
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