Description: An article providing an overview of the developments of evolutionary science, from gene-centric theories to the formal study of human cultural evolution and its maturation to deriving practical applications.  Includes examples for areas such as complex systems science and engineering, economics and business, mental health and well-being, and global change efforts. 

Suggested use: This article provides background and understanding of evolutionary science and how it can inform cultural change. The examples of applications to various topics can be used to generate novel insights in these areas and aid in cross-disciplinary dialogue, collaboration, and innovation.