The Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences at UCLA
CHARLES E. YOUNG RESEARCH LIBRARY MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM 11360
APRIL 27, 2016 | 3 to 4:30 P.M.
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Multi-level Selection and Multi-cellular Society
Speaker: David Sloan Wilson, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University
Host: Aaron Blaisdell, Psychology and Brain Research Institute, UCLA
An early proponent of multi-level selection since the 1970s, Wilson continues to explore its implications in both humans and nonhuman species. His most recent book is Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others.
Wilson posits that the once-heretical theory of multi-level selection, which has become widely accepted by evolutionary biologists, is indispensable for understanding human social interactions at all scales. He will provide a broad overview of this theory and present an exploration of its human applications.
Wilson received a PhD from Michigan State University and is president of the Evolution Institute.