Gene-culture coevolutionary theory

Marc W. Feldman*, Kevin N. Laland

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Gene-culture coevolutionary theory is a branch of theoretical population genetics that models the transmission of genes and cultural traits from one generation to the next, exploring how they interact. These models have been employed to examine the adaptive advantages of learning and culture, to investigate the forces of cultural change, to partition the variance in complex human behavioral and personality traits, and to address specific cases in human evolution in which there is an interaction between genes and culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


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