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Kin discrimination, negative relatedness, and how to distinguish between selfishness and spite

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Spiteful behaviors occur when an actor harms its own fitness to inflict harm on the fitness of others. Several papers have predicted that spite can be favored in sufficiently small populations, even when the harming behavior is directed indiscriminately at others. However, it is not clear that truly spiteful behavior could be favored without the harm being directed at a subset of social partners with relatively low genetic similarity to the actor (kin discrimination, causing a negative relate...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/evl3.150

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Evolution Letters Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
65-72
Publication date:
2020-01-15
Acceptance date:
2019-11-18
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EISSN:
2056-3744
Pmid:
32055412
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1085244
Local pid:
pubs:1085244
Deposit date:
2020-02-25

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