Latest Cooperation Stories
Whatever the solutions to preserving our world's natural resources might be, it seems clear that answers won't come overnight.
In academic circles at least, women tend to cooperate with same-sex individuals of higher or lower rank less often than men do.
You're shopping for holiday gifts when you spot someone pocketing a nice pair of leather gloves. What do you do?
Wealth inequality can encourage people to cooperate when they would otherwise have no incentive to do so.
Cooperation is essential in any successful romantic relationship, but how men and women experience cooperation emotionally may be quite different.
Chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that scientists previously attributed as being solely human, a new study from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, and Georgia State University demonstrates.
The study, by IIASA Evolution and Ecology Program postdoctoral fellow Tatsuya Sasaki, provides a simple new model that ties punishment by social exclusion to the benefits for the punisher.
For two decades, evolutionary scientists have been locked in a debate over the evolved functions of three distinctive human behaviors: the great readiness we show for cooperating with new people, the strong interest we have in tracking others' reputations regarding how well they treat others, and the occasional interest we have in punishing people for selfishly mistreating others.
It's an age old question: Why do we do good? What makes people sometimes willing to put "We" ahead of "Me?"
- The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.