Cooperation through interdependence

  title={Cooperation through interdependence},
  author={Gilbert Roberts},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Cooperation is fundamental to human societies and widespread among animals, yet explaining how cooperative relationships persist without one party exploiting another remains a challenge. Although it is well established that altruism can be favoured when recipients are relatives or when they reciprocate, it is increasingly being recognized that many behaviours cannot be explained in these terms. Here, I argue that many cases of apparent altruism can be explained by interdependence. I formalize… CONTINUE READING

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