Extending Alexander’s ecological dominance-social competition (EDSC) evolutional model
Spink, Amanda H. & Narayan, Bhuva (2006) Extending Alexander’s ecological dominance-social competition (EDSC) evolutional model. In 18th Annual HBES (Human Behavior Evolution Society) Conference, 7-11 June 2006, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (Unpublished)
Alexander’s Ecological Dominance and Social Competition (EDSC) model currently provides the most comprehensive overview of human traits in the development of a theory of human evolution and sociality (Alexander, 1990; Finn, Geary & Ward, 2005; Irons, 2005). His model provides a basis for explaining the evolution of human socio-cognitive abilities. Our paper examines the extension of Alexander’s model to incorporate the human trait of information behavior in synergy with ecological dominance and social competition as a human socio-cognitive competence. This paper discusses the various interdisciplinary perspectives exploring how evolution has shaped information behavior and why information behavior is emerging as an important human socio-cognitive competence. This paper outlines these issues, including the extension of Spink and Currier’s (2006a,b) evolution of information behavior model towards a more integrated understanding of how information behaviors have evolved (Spink & Cole, 2006).
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||EDSC: ecological dominance-social competition evolution model, Human Information Behaviour, Evolutionary Information Behaviour, Information Instinct, Cognitive evolution|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified (170299)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2011 08:08|
|Last Modified:||17 Feb 2011 08:09|
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