Not by strength alone : children's conflict expectations follow the logic of the asymmetric war of attrition.

@article{Pietraszewski2015NotBS,
  title={Not by strength alone : children's conflict expectations follow the logic of the asymmetric war of attrition.},
  author={David Pietraszewski and Alex Shaw},
  journal={Human nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={44-72}
}
The Asymmetric War of Attrition (AWA) model of animal conflict in evolutionary biology (Maynard Smith and Parker in Nature, 246, 15-18, 1976) suggests that an organism's decision to withdraw from a conflict is the result of adaptations designed to integrate the expected value of winning, discounted by the expected costs that would be incurred by continuing to compete, via sensitivity to proximate cues of how quickly each side can impose costs on the other (Resource Holding Potential), and how… CONTINUE READING
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