The Evolution of Facultative Conformity Based on Similarity

@inproceedings{Efferson2016TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Facultative Conformity Based on Similarity},
  author={Charles M. Efferson and Rafael Lalive and Maria Paula Cacault and Deborah Kistler},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Conformist social learning can have a pronounced impact on the cultural evolution of human societies, and it can shape both the genetic and cultural evolution of human social behavior more broadly. Conformist social learning is beneficial when the social learner and the demonstrators from whom she learns are similar in the sense that the same behavior is… CONTINUE READING