A category of learning strategies which promotes an individual’s assimilation of successful behaviors, traits, and skills, increasing an individual’s level of fitness in a given environment
A construct of interest to both the fields of developmental and evolutionary psychology is Adaptive Learning, sometimes referred to as adaptive plasticity, which some researchers have labeled as an overarching category of learning strategies that contribute to an individual’s level of fitness in a given environment (Kameda and Nakanishi 2002). Currently, adaptive learning has been reviewed within the context of its relationship to the Baldwin effect, which states that the utilization of Adaptive Learning increases the rate at which a species undergoes evolutionary changes to the phenotype (Sznajder et al. 2012). However, this entry seeks to...
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