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Cooperation and punishment, especially in humans

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Explaining altruistic cooperation is one of the greatest challenges faced by sociologists, economists, and evolutionary biologists. The problem is determining why an individual would carry out a costly behavior that benefits another. Possible solutions to this problem include kinship, repeated interactions, and policing. Another solution that has recently received much attention is the threat of punishment. However, punishing behavior is often costly for the punisher, and so it is not immedia...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/425623

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University of Edinburgh
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Institute of Evolutionary Biology,School of Biological Sciences
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University of Edinburgh
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University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
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American Naturalist Journal website
Volume:
164
Issue:
6
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753-764
Publication date:
2004-12-01
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0003-0147
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English
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2009-06-04

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