Cooperation, conformity, and the coevolutionary problem of trait associations.

Abstract

In large scale social systems, coordinated or cooperative outcomes become difficult because encounters between kin or repeated encounters between friends are infrequent. Even punishment of noncooperators does not entirely alleviate the dilemma. One important mechanism for achieving cooperative outcomes in such social systems is conformist bias where… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.02.012