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Title: The integrative framework for the behavioural sciences has already been discovered, and it is the adaptationist approach
Authors: Price, M
Brown, WM
Curry, OS
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30: 39-40
Abstract: The adaptationist framework is necessary and sufficient for unifying the social and natural sciences. Gintis’s “beliefs, preferences, and constraints” (BPC) model compares unfavorably to this framework because it lacks criteria for determining special design, incorrectly assumes that standard evolutionary theory predicts individual rationality maximisation, does not adequately recognize the impact of psychological mechanisms on culture, and is mute on the behavioural implications of intragenomic conflict.
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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