Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Niche construction at the “workface” of the human behavioural sciences


P. A. Russell a1 and D. P. Carey a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 2UB Scotland {p.russell; d.carey}@abdn.ac.uk www.psyc.abdn.ac.uk/homedir/{prussel/prussel.htm; dcarey/dcarey.htm}

Abstract

Niche construction is a potentially important concept for the human behavioural sciences but we question how it differs from models of gene-culture coevolution and whether it can be developed in the detailed ways that will be necessary if it is going to make a significant contribution to the human behavioural sciences.