GROUP SELECTION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term describing the concept that social groups can act as adaptive units in natural selection. See kin selection. Compare individual selection. GROUP SELECTION: "Group selection sees social groups being able to adapt." Related Psychology Terms ARTIFICIAL SELECTION NATURAL GROUP COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS SOCIAL INTERFERENCE BLOCKING FACTOR SELECTIVE AGENT SCHEMA CHANGE METHODS SOCIAL APPROVAL INTERGROUP DYNAMICS FLOURISHING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GROUP SELECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/group-selection/ (accessed April 2, 2020).