On the psychology of cooperation in humans and other primates: combining the natural history and experimental evidence of prosociality.

@article{Jaeggi2010OnTP,
  title={On the psychology of cooperation in humans and other primates: combining the natural history and experimental evidence of prosociality.},
  author={Adrian V Jaeggi and Judith M Burkart and Carel P Van schaik},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={365 1553},
  pages={2723-35}
}
In any given species, cooperation involves prosocial acts that usually return a fitness benefit to the actor. These acts are produced by a set of psychological rules, which will be similar in related species if they have a similar natural history of cooperation. Prosocial acts can be (i) reactive, i.e. in response to specific stimuli, or (ii) proactive, i.e. occur in the absence of such stimuli. We propose that reactive prosocial acts reflect sensitivity to (i) signals or signs of need and (ii… CONTINUE READING
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