Hierarchy is Detrimental for Human Cooperation

Article English OPEN
Cronin, Katherine A. ; Acheson, Daniel J. ; Hernández, Penélope ; Sánchez, Angel (2015)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 5, issue 1 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/srep18634, pmc: PMC5155906
  • Subject: Article
    mesheuropmc: genetic structures

Studies of animal behavior consistently demonstrate that the social environment impacts cooperation, yet the effect of social dynamics has been largely excluded from studies of human cooperation. Here, we introduce a novel approach inspired by nonhuman primate research ... View more
  • References (54)
    54 references, page 1 of 6

    1. Darwin, C. On the origin of species by means of natural selection (J. Murray, 1859).

    2. Hamilton, W. D. eTh genetical evolution of social behavior. J. eThor. Biol. 7, 1-52 (1964).

    3. Tomasello, M., Melis, A. P., Tennie, C., Wyman, E. & Herrmann, E. Two key steps in the evolution of human cooperation: The interdependence hypothesis. Curr. Anthropol. 53, 673-692 (2012).

    4. Victor, D. G. Toward eefctive international cooperation on climate change: Numbers, interests and institutions. Glob. Environ. Polit. 6, 90-103 (2006).

    5. Messner, D., Guarín, A. & Haun, D. eTh behavioural dimensions of international cooperation. Glob. Coop. Res. Pap. 1, 5-39 (2013).

    6. West, S. A., Grifin, A. S. & Gardner, A. Social semantics: altruism, cooperation, mutualism, strong reciprocity and group selection. J. Evol. Biol. 20, 415-432 (2007).

    7. Dugatkin, L. A. Cooperation Among Animals. An Evolutionary Perspective. (Oxford University Press, 1997).

    8. West, S. A., El Mouden, C. & Gardner, A. Sixteen common misconceptions about the evolution of cooperation in humans. Evol. Hum. Behav. 32, 231-262 (2011).

    9. Smith, J. E. et al. Evolutionary forces favoring intragroup coalitions among spotted hyenas and other animals. Behav. Ecol. 21, 284-303 (2010).

    10. Bailey, I., Myatt, J. P. & Wilson, A. M. Group hunting within the Carnivora: physiological, cognitive and environmental inuflences on strategy and cooperation. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 67, 1-17 (2013).

  • Metrics
    views in OpenAIRE
    views in local repository
    downloads in local repository
Share - Bookmark