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Reinventing the wheel on structuring groups, with an inadequate psychology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 June 2014

Kevin MacDonald*
Department of Psychology, California State University – Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840-0901. Kevin.macdonald@csulb.edu


The idea that structured organization of differentiated individuals influences group behavior is not new to evolutionary approaches. An adequate theory of groups needs to incorporate explicit processing, which is central to means-end reasoning involved in leadership and to the construction of ideologies that rationalize group structure. Explicit processing is also central to knowledge of others' reputations, thus enabling altruistic cooperation.

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