Why behaviour patterns that animals learn socially are locally adaptive

@article{GALEF1995WhyBP,
  title={Why behaviour patterns that animals learn socially are locally adaptive},
  author={Jr BENNETT G. GALEF},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={1325-1334}
}
Recent models of the social transmission of behaviour by animals have repeatedly led their authors to the counterintuitive (and counterfactual) conclusion that traditional behaviour patterns in animals are often not locally adaptive. This deduction results from the assumption in such models that frequency of expression of socially learned behaviour patterns is not affected by rewards or punishments contingent upon their expression. An alternative approach to analysis of social learning… CONTINUE READING

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