Dual Inheritance Theory

Dual inheritance theory (DIT), also known as gene–culture coevolution or biocultural evolution, was developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s to explain how human behavior is a product of two different and interacting evolutionary processes: genetic evolution and cultural evolution. In DIT, culture is defined as information and behavior acquired through social learning. One of the theory's central claims is that culture evolves partly through a Darwinian selection process, which dual inheritance theorists often describe by analogy to genetic evolution.

Because genetic evolution is relatively well understood, most of DIT examines cultural evolution and the interactions between cultural evolution and genetic evolution.

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Evolutionary Psychologists - Major Areas of Research - Evolution and Culture
... to cultural phenomena include memetics, cultural ecology, and dual inheritance theory (gene-culture co-evolution) ... Memetics is a theory of mental content based on an analogy with evolution, originating from Richard Dawkins' 1976 book The Selfish Gene ... Dual inheritance theory (DIT), also known as gene-culture coevolution, suggests that cultural information and genes co-evolve ...
Dual Inheritance Theory - Criticisms
... From some points of view, use of the term ‘dual inheritance’ to refer to both what is transmitted genetically and what is transmitted culturally is technically misleading ... Other critics argue that there can be no "dual" inheritance without cultural inheritance being "sequestered" by the biotic genome ...

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