Prestige: concept, measurement, and the transmission of culture
Cultural transmission influences how we learn, what we learn, and from whom we learn. Factors such as prestige can influence this process, leading to broader evolutionary dynamics that shape cultural diversity. In this dissertation, I describe three studies designed to elucidate the role that prestige and other transmission biases play in determining the course of cultural transmission and cultural evolution. In the first study, we conduct a systematic review of the academic literature on prestige to determine how the concept of prestige has been defined within different academic traditions, ...
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