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Wilson, D.S., Van Vugt, M., & O'Gorman, R. (2008). Multilevel selection theory and major evolutionary transitions: Implications for psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 6-9.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00538x

Summary: The current research examines whether people are influenced by their individual needs or group-based needs.

Questions to consider:

  1. Define multilevel selecton theory.
  2. How does group affiliation affect behaviors, such as cooperation?
  3. How is group affiliation associated with leadership and performance outcomes?