To qualify as a social partner, humans hide severe punishment, although their observed cooperativeness is decisive.

@article{Rockenbach2011ToQA,
  title={To qualify as a social partner, humans hide severe punishment, although their observed cooperativeness is decisive.},
  author={Bettina Rockenbach and Manfred Milinski},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 45},
  pages={18307-12}
}
Conflicts of interest between the community and its members are at the core of human social dilemmas. If observed selfishness has future costs, individuals may hide selfish acts but display altruistic ones, and peers aim at identifying the most selfish persons to avoid them as future social partners. An interaction involving hiding and seeking information may be inevitable. We staged an experimental social-dilemma game in which actors could pay to conceal information about their contribution… CONTINUE READING
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