The cooperative breeding perspective helps in pinning down when uniquely human evolutionary processes are necessary

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39 (2016)
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The cultural group selection approach provides a compelling explanation for recent changes in human societies, but has trouble explaining why our ancestors, rather than any other great ape, evolved into a hyper-cooperative niche. The cooperative breeding hypothesis can plug this gap and thus complement CGS, because recent comparative evidence suggests that it promoted proactive prosociality, social transmission, and communication in Pleistocene hominins.



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