Costly Punishment Across Human Societies

@article{Henrich2006CostlyPA,
  title={Costly Punishment Across Human Societies},
  author={Joseph Henrich and Richard Mcelreath and Abigail M. Barr and Jean Ensminger and Clark C. Barrett and Alexander Bolyanatz and Juan-Camilo Cardenas and Michael D. Gurven and Edwins Laban Moogi Gwako and Natalie Henrich and Carolyn Lesorogol and Frank W. Marlowe and D. Tracer and John P. Ziker},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312},
  pages={1767 - 1770}
}
Recent behavioral experiments aimed at understanding the evolutionary foundations of human cooperation have suggested that a willingness to engage in costly punishment, even in one-shot situations, may be part of human psychology and a key element in understanding our sociality. However, because most experiments have been confined to students in industrialized societies, generalizations of these insights to the species have necessarily been tentative. Here, experimental results from 15 diverse… 

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