Extending the behavioral sciences framework: Clarification of methods, predictions and concepts. A comment on Gintis (2007)


We applaud Gintis’s attempt to provide an evolutionary-based framework for the behavioral sciences, and note a number of similarities with our own recent cultural evolutionary structure for the social sciences. Gintis’s proposal would be further strengthened by a greater emphasis on additional methods to evolutionary game theory, clearer empirical predictions, and a broader consideration of cultural transmission.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30, 36–37. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X07000787