Culture and the evolution of human cooperation.

Abstract

The scale of human cooperation is an evolutionary puzzle. All of the available evidence suggests that the societies of our Pliocene ancestors were like those of other social primates, and this means that human psychology has changed in ways that support larger, more cooperative societies that characterize modern humans. In this paper, we argue that cultural… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2009.0134

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