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Strength of social tie predicts cooperative investment in a human social network

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Social networks - diagrams which reflect the social structure of animal groups - are increasingly viewed as useful tools in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology. Network structure may be especially relevent to the study of cooperation, because the action of mechanisms which affect the cost:benefit ratio of cooperating (e.g. reciprocity, punishment, image scoring) is likely to be mediated by the relative position of actor and recipient in the network. Social proximity could thus affect...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0018338

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"University of Oxford", "University of Bath"
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Department of Biology and Biochemistry
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University of Oxford
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Zoology
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University of Bath
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Department of Physics
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PLoS ONE Journal website
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6
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3
Article number:
e18338
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2011-01-01
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1932-6203
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English
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2011-04-14

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