Policing and group cohesion when resources vary

@article{Frank1996PolicingAG,
  title={Policing and group cohesion when resources vary},
  author={Steven A. Frank},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1996},
  volume={52},
  pages={1163-1169}
}
The transition from competing individuals to cooperative groups has occurred several times in evolutionary history. The puzzle is why selfish individuals did not subvert cohesive group behaviour by taking resources without contributing to the group's overall success. Kin selection and reciprocal altruism are the two standard explanations for group cohesion. But many groups have evolved into cooperative units when relatedness was low and opportunities were limited for the strategic alliances… CONTINUE READING

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