Coordination, cooperation, and the ontogeny of group-level traits

Behav Brain Sci. 2014 Jun;37(3):278-9. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X13003063.


Group-level traits (GLTs) clarify the necessity of cultural multilevel selection theory. We propose a revised definition of the GLT concept. We also highlight the need to better understand the interplay between the dimensions of cooperation and coordination in the ontogeny of GLTs.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Cultural Evolution*
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Selection, Genetic*