Social science. Cooperation, punishment, and the evolution of human institutions.

@article{Henrich2006SocialSC,
  title={Social science. Cooperation, punishment, and the evolution of human institutions.},
  author={Joseph Henrich},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312 5770},
  pages={60-1}
}
C R E D IT : J . S U T L IF F E xplaining the scale, diversity, and historical dynamics of human cooperation is increasingly bringing together diverse empirical and theoretical approaches. For decades, this challenge has energized evolutionary and economic researchers to ask: Under what conditions will decisionmakers sacrifice their own narrow self-interest to help others? Although classic evolutionary models based on relatedness and reciprocity have explained substantial swaths of the… CONTINUE READING
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