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Kin selection

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The theory of kin selection is the foundation for the study of social evolution. Here I discuss the historical origins of the theory, provide a mathematical overview, review the various mechanisms that give rise to kin selection, and explain its relevance to the understanding of eusociality.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition
Pages26-31
Number of pages6
Edition2nd edition
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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