The Evolution of Social Behavior by Kin Selection

@article{Eberhard1975TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Social Behavior by Kin Selection},
  author={M. J. W. Eberhard},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1975},
  volume={50},
  pages={1 - 33}
}
Kin-selection theory (Hamilton's "genetical theory") explains how aid that is self-sacrificing (in terms of classical individual fitness), or "altruism," can evolve if sufficiently beneficial to relatives. It is discussed here in order to clarify the meaning of kin selection and inclusive fitness (the total reproductive valve of an individual, both its production of offspring and effects on the reproduction of relatives). Hamilton's condition K > 1/r, the relationship of benefit/cost and… Expand
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