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Latest Tit for Tat Stories

2012-09-04 10:45:34

Scorekeeping of past favors isn't, however, a factor While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals. As a result, reciprocity is often viewed as a cognitive feat requiring memory, perhaps even calculation. But what if the process is simpler, not only in other animals but in humans as well? Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have determined monkeys may gain the...

2009-07-09 08:13:25

It's not just good manners to wait your turn "“ it's actually down to evolution, according to new research by University of Leicester psychologists.A study in the University's School of Psychology sought to explain how turn-taking has evolved across a range of species. The conclusion is that there is an "invisible hand" that guides our actions in this respect.Professor Andrew Colman and Dr Lindsay Browning carried out the study due to appear in the September issue of the journal...

2006-02-03 13:29:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expelled a senior Venezuelan diplomat on Friday in a swift tit-for-tat move against President Hugo Chavez, who has an increasingly antagonistic relationship with the superpower. The United States targeted for expulsion Jeny Figueredo, describing her as the ambassador's chief-of-staff, after Caracas did the same to a U.S. Embassy naval attache the day before. "We don't like to do tit-for-tat but the Venezuelans initiated it," State Department...