The Biology of Altruism [3:28]

Description

This short video briefly discusses two theories of biological altruism.  It starts with Darwin’s initial confusion over the fact and then introduces Hamilton’s first solution to the puzzle: inclusive fitness.  It then quickly discusses reciprocal altruism.

Discussion Questions

  • Why was altruism first seen as a challenge to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?
  • What is Hamilton’s theory of inclusive fitness?
  • What is the theory of reciprocal altruism?

Keywords: psychology, empathy, altruism, behavior, evolution,

Advertisements

What Did you Think of the Video??

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s