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optimality theory


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The theory that behavioural strategies involve decisions which tend to maximize the efficiency of that behaviour.

http://www.holycross.edu/departments/biology/kprestwi/behavior/ESS/ESS_introModels.html Explanation of optimality theory and comparison with game theory.

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