The Development of Adaptive Conformity in Young Children : 2 Effects of Uncertainty and Consensus 3 4

@inproceedings{Morgan2015TheDO,
  title={The Development of Adaptive Conformity in Young Children : 2 Effects of Uncertainty and Consensus 3 4},
  author={Thomas J. H. Morgan and Kevin N. Laland and Paul L. Harris},
  year={2015}
}
21 Human culture relies on extensive use of social transmission, which must be integrated with 22 independently acquired (i.e., asocial) information for effective decision-making. Formal 23 evolutionary theory predicts that natural selection should favor adaptive learning strategies, 24 including a bias to copy when uncertain, and a bias to disproportionately copy the majority (known 25 as ‘conformist transmission’). Although the function and causation of these evolved strategies has 26 been… CONTINUE READING

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