Natural Selection and Social Theory: Selected Papers of Robert Trivers

Paperback | March 15, 2002

byRobert Trivers

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Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, andasymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the centrality of sociobiology, as well as some of his later work on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genes, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critically evaluating them in thelight of subsequent work and further developments. The result is a unique portrait of the intellectual development of sociobiology, with valuable insights for evolutionary biology, anthropology, and psychology.

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Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, andasymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to ...

Robert L. Trivers is at Rutgers University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Reciprocal altruism2. Parental investment and reproductive success3. The Trivers-Willard effect4. Parent-offspring conflict5. Haplodiploidy and the social insects6. Size and reproductive success in a lizard7. Selecting good genes for daughters8. Self-deception in service of deceit9. Genomic imprinting10. Fluctuating asymmetry and 2nd:4th digit ratio in childrenReferencesIndex