Social roles, prestige, and health risk : Social niche specialization as a risk-buffering strategy.

@article{Sugiyama2003SocialRP,
  title={Social roles, prestige, and health risk : Social niche specialization as a risk-buffering strategy.},
  author={Lawrence Scott Sugiyama and Michelle Scalise Sugiyama},
  journal={Human nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={165-90}
}
Selection pressure from health risk is hypothesized to have shaped adaptations motivating individuals to attempt to become valued by other individuals by generously and recurrently providing beneficial goods and/or services to them because this strategy encouraged beneficiaries to provide costly health care to their benefactors when the latter were sick or injured. Additionally, adaptations are hypothesized to have co-evolved that motivate individuals to attend to and value those who… CONTINUE READING

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