The Evolution of Altruistic Behavior

  title={The Evolution of Altruistic Behavior},
  author={William B. Hamilton},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={354 - 356}
  • W. Hamilton
  • Published 1 September 1963
  • Psychology
  • The American Naturalist

Hamilton's rule.

Near-infrared spectroscopy identifies the colony and nest of origin of weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina

It is demonstrated, using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), that individual weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, can be differentiated with respect to their colony and nest of origin.

Evolution of cooperation in patchy habitat under patch decay and isolation

For certain values of elements of the payoff matrix, the population suffering habitat destruction can maintain a stable population size by regulating the frequencies of cooperators and defectors.

Evolutionary game theory : A renaissance Games

Economic agents are not always rational or farsighted and can make decisions according to simple behavioral rules that vary according to situation and can be studied using the tools of evolutionary

Orphan status , school attendance , and their relationship to household head in Nigeria

BACKGROUND This study addresses the important issue of whether extended family networks can meet the educational needs of orphans in Nigeria. The theory behind this paper is based on Hamilton’s rule,

"How complex and even perverse the real world can be": W.D. Hamilton's early work on social wasps (1964-1968).

  • G. Caniglia
  • Psychology
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2017

Gender and Politics Among Anthropologists in the Units of Selection Debate

In recent years evolutionary theorists have been engaged in a protracted and bitter disagreement concerning how natural selection affects units such as genes, individuals, kin groups, and groups.

Natural selection. VII. History and interpretation of kin selection theory

  • S. Frank
  • Sociology
    Journal of evolutionary biology
  • 2013
The history of kin selection theory is described, with emphasis on how the causal perspective improved through the study of key patterns of natural history, such as dispersal and sex ratio, and through a unified approach to demographic and social processes.

The development and evolution of male androphilia in Samoan fa'afafine

Ethnological research indicates that cultural contexts in which androphilic males are transgendered and have opportunities to allocate resource investment toward kin are the most appropriate for testing hypotheses about the evolution of male androphilia.




The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection

Although it is true that most text-books of genetics open with a chapter on biometry, closer inspection will reveal that this has little connexion with the body of the work, and that more often than not it is merely belated homage to a once fashionable study.