Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Altruism, evolutionary psychology, and learning


David Sloan Wilson a1 and Ralph R. Miller a2
a1 Departments of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 Dwilson@binghamton.edu
a2 Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 Rmiller@binghamton.edu

Abstract

Rachlin's substantive points about the relationship between altruism and self-control are obscured by simplistic and outdated portrayals of evolutionary psychology in relation to learning theory.



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