Cultural evolution.

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    • Abstract:
      Cultural evolution is an anthropological and sociological theory about the way culture changes over time. The theory of cultural evolution is that culture changes as it passes among people and among groups of people. Another definition of cultural evolution is that it is the way people change their behavior based on information learned through teaching by others, through the imitation of others, and through other forms of social transmission. The study of cultural evolution developed out of the ideas of biological evolution, which is the scientific understanding of how living organisms have evolved over time. Anthropologists and sociologists who study cultural evolution believe that culture changes, or evolves, in ways that are similar to the way living things evolve. Despite the similarities some sociologists see between cultural and biological evolution, sociologists point out that the two fields also have some very important differences. The theory of cultural evolution relies on information and theories from many different disciplines including anthropology, sociology, biology, and economics. Researchers can study particular elements of culture (e.g., language or religion) or changes in particular cultures over time.
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      2212
    • Accession Number:
      141948873
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    • ABNT:
      MOHN, E. Cultural evolution. Salem Press Encyclopedia, [s. l.], 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873. Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mohn E. Cultural evolution. Salem Press Encyclopedia. 2020. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873
    • APA:
      Mohn, E. (2020). Cultural evolution. Salem Press Encyclopedia.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mohn, Elizabeth. 2020. “Cultural Evolution.” Salem Press Encyclopedia. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873.
    • Harvard:
      Mohn, E. (2020) ‘Cultural evolution’, Salem Press Encyclopedia. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873 (Accessed: 27 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mohn, E 2020, ‘Cultural evolution’, Salem Press Encyclopedia, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mohn, Elizabeth. “Cultural Evolution.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mohn, Elizabeth. “Cultural Evolution.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mohn E. Cultural evolution. Salem Press Encyclopedia [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 27]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=141948873