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What makes a meme successful? Selection criteria for cultural evolution

Heylighen, Francis (1998) What makes a meme successful? Selection criteria for cultural evolution. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Meme replication is described as a 4-stage process, consisting of assimilation, retention, expression and transmission. The effect of different objective, subjective, intersubjective and meme-centered selection criteria on these different stages is discussed.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:meme, memetics, cultural evolution, selection criteria
Subjects:Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Philosophy > Epistemology
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:1132
Deposited By:Heylighen, Francis
Deposited On:29 Nov 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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