The evolution of morality

Evolution 2 (4):590-601 (2009)
Here, in textbook style, is a concise biological account of the evolution of morality. It addresses morality on three levels: moral outcomes (behavioral genetics), moral motivation or intent (psychology and neurology), and moral systems (sociality). The rationale for teaching this material is addressed in Allchin (2009). Classroom resources (including accompanying images and video links) and a discussion of teaching strategies are provided online at:
Keywords morality  kin selection  reciprocity  sympathy  image scoring  learning  emergence  biological determinism  naturalistic fallacy
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