Human behaviour: Egalitarian motive and altruistic punishment

  title={Human behaviour: Egalitarian motive and altruistic punishment},
  author={James H. Fowler and Tim Johnson and Oleg Smirnov},
Arising from: E. Fehr & S. Gächter 415, 137–140 (2002); E. Fehr & S. Gächter replyAltruistic punishment is a behaviour in which individuals punish others at a cost to themselves in order to provide a public good. Fehr and Gächter present experimental evidence in humans indicating that negative emotions towards non-cooperators motivate punishment, which, in turn, provokes a high degree of cooperation. Using Fehr and Gächter's original data, we provide an alternative analysis of their experiment… Expand

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