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Kinship, risk and the willingness to invest

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We show that human subjects are sensitive to the influence of both the risks associated with investments and the influence of relatedness when deciding whether or not to invest in relatives. However, there were significant differences between subjects, with some preferring to emphasise risk while others preferred to emphasise kinship. Subjects who were better at assessing probabilities were more likely to identify risky investments, while those who were better at handling conjoint probabil...

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Published
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10.1556/JEP.2008.1006

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University of Liverpool
Department:
British Academy Centenary Research Project,School of Biological Sciences
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University of Liverpool
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British Academy Centenary Research Project,School of Biological Sciences
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Dunbar, R
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Akadémiai Kiadó Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Evolutionary Psychology Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
117-128
Publication date:
2008-06-01
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2060-5587
ISSN:
1789-2082
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English
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2013-09-26

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