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Altruism in networks: the effect of connections

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Why are individuals altruistic to their friends? Theory suggests that individual, relationship and network factors will all influence the levels of altruism; but to date, the effects of social network structure have received relatively little attention. The present study uses a novel correlational design to test the prediction that an individual will be more altruistic to friends who are well-connected to the individual's other friends. The result shows that, as predicted, even when controlli...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsbl.2010.1202

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Royal Society Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Biology Letters Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
5
Pages:
651-653
Publication date:
2011-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-957X
Language:
English
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ora:5782
Deposit date:
2011-10-18

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