The Coevolutionary Romance of Social Learning and Parasitic Behavior

@inproceedings{McElreath2016TheCR,
  title={The Coevolutionary Romance of Social Learning and Parasitic Behavior},
  author={Richard L McElreath},
  year={2016}
}
Once an animal begins to acquire behavior by social learning, it may be seduced by parasitic behavior, behavior that reduces the animal’s fitness and thereby increases its own spread. However, the animal’s psychology will coevolve, potentially limiting the influence and spread of parasitic behavior. I revisit prominent models of the evolution of social… CONTINUE READING