News tagged with cooperative behaviour

Evolution of lying

( —Ultimately, our ability to convincingly lie to each other may have evolved as a direct result of our cooperative nature.

dateMay 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Cheating favors extinction

Cooperative behaviour is widely observed in nature, but there remains the possibility that so-called 'cheaters' can exploit the system, taking without giving, with uncertain consequences for the social unit as a whole. A ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Evolution
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Mistakes explain 'cooperative' behaviour

( -- How people behave in economic games, where they can choose to be selfish or cooperative, can be explained more easily by 'mistakes' than wanting others to succeed, Oxford researchers find.

dateMay 19, 2010 in Social Sciences
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