Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run
Leading physicists last year turned game theory on its head by giving selfish players a sure bet to beat cooperative players. Now two evolutionary biologists at Michigan State University offer new evidence ...
Promiscuous females are trying to avoid selfish genes
So-called 'selfish genes' may make females more promiscuous and also lower male fertility.
The more people rely on their intuitions, the more cooperative they become, study shows
It's an age old question: Why do we do good? What makes people sometimes willing to put "We" ahead of "Me?" Perhaps our first impulse is to be selfish, and cooperation is all about reining in greed. Or maybe cooperation happens ...
Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes
Teamwork made Man brainier, say scientists
Learning to work in teams may explain why humans evolved a bigger brain, according to a new study published on Wednesday.
Study finds social networks promote cooperation, discourage selfishness
It turns out nice guys can finish first, and David Rand has the evidence to prove it.
The threat of gossip can rein in selfishness
Gossip can be hurtful, unproductive, and mean. It can also be an important part of making sure that people will share and cooperate, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Selfless behaviour brings success for all
(PhysOrg.com) -- One possibility to spur people on to save energy: people punish selfishness more when their group is in competition with others
Negative image of people produces selfish actions
(PhysOrg.com) -- The expectations people have about how others will behave play a large role in determining whether people cooperate with each other or not. And moreover that very first expectation, or impression, ...
Natural selection makes some relatives selfish, others altruistic
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cain and Abel certainly displayed it and the three daughters of King Lear proved the point too - families contain a mixture of the selfish and those who put themselves out to help others.
Researcher links maternal genes to selfish behavior
If you are more inclined to love thyself than thy neighbor, it could be your mother's fault.
Acting selfish? Blame your mother
(PhysOrg.com) -- The fact that our female ancestors dispersed more than our male ancestors can lead to conflicts within the brain that influence our social behaviour, new research reveals.
Nepotism has its benefits when it comes to survival
While nepotism may have negative connotations in politics and the workplace, being surrounded by your relatives does lead to better group dynamics and more cooperation in some animals. That certainly seems ...
Researcher: Narcissistic bosses destroy morale, drive down bottom line
In recent years, the motivations of business leaders such as financier Bernard Madoff and former Enron CEO Ken Lay have come under increased scrutiny as a result of behavior that caused both their employees and the public ...