Cooperation in animals: toward a game theory within the framework of social competence

@article{Bshary2015CooperationIA,
  title={Cooperation in animals: toward a game theory within the framework of social competence},
  author={Redouan Bshary and Rui F Oliveira},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={31-37}
}
Standard approaches to study the evolution and stability of helping either investigate how life history features like longevity and migration may yield conditions that select for rather unconditional helping or how specific game structures yield conditional helping strategies. Although the latter approach is more apt at explaining variable behavior within and between individuals, applicability seems limited due to strong compartmentalization of situations. Instead, recent evidence suggests that… CONTINUE READING
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