Evolutionary approaches to group dynamics: An introduction

Van Vugt, Mark and Schaller, Mark (2008) Evolutionary approaches to group dynamics: An introduction. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 12 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1089-2699. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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An evolutionary perspective offers many new insights in the study of group dynamics. First, groups are an inevitable aspect of human evolution, suggesting that humans have evolved a range of psychological mechanisms to deal with specific challenges of group living. Second, an evolutionary perspective combines and integrates knowledge from different social science disciplines such as psychology, biology, anthropology, and economics to find evidence for group-related psychological adaptations. Third, an evolutionary analysis produces many unique hypotheses about group psychology, showing the promise and generativity of this approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: special issue; group dynamics; evolutionary psychology; leadership; intergroup conflict
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2008 12:27
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 15:11
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4537 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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