Managing the Threats and Opportunities Afforded by Human Sociality

@inproceedings{Neuberg2008ManagingTT,
  title={Managing the Threats and Opportunities Afforded by Human Sociality},
  author={Steven L. Neuberg and Catherine A. Cottrell},
  year={2008}
}
Group living offers humans substantial fitness-enhancing benefits, although it also affords significant fitness-decreasing costs. To enhance these benefits and reduce these costs, individuals use emotional, cognitive, and behavioral mechanisms designed to help them effectively manage the complexities of life in highly interdependent groups. The authors briefly outline their evolutionary, functional analysis of human sociality and summarize accumulating empirical support for various implications… CONTINUE READING

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