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Cooperation in humans: competition between groups and proximate emotions

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Understanding the ultimate and proximate mechanisms that favour cooperation remains one of the greatest challenges in the biological and social sciences. A number of theoretical studies have suggested that competition between groups may have played a key role in the evolution of cooperation within human societies, and similar ideas have been discussed for other organisms, especially cooperative breeding vertebrates. However, there is a relative lack of empirical work testing these ideas. Our ...

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"University of Oxford", "University of Edinburgh"
Department:
Institute of Evolutionary Biology,School of Biological Sciences
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Institution:
"University of Edinburgh"
Department:
Institute of Evolutionary Biology,School of Biological Sciences
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"University of Edinburgh", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Evolution and Human Behavior Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
104-108
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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ISSN:
1090-5138
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uuid:df3d9d6c-739e-4ed5-ba51-16dda50e5427
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ora:3475

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