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Cooperation and the scale of competition in humans.

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Explaining cooperation is one of the greatest challenges for evolutionary biology. It is particularly a problem in species such as humans, where there is cooperation between nonrelatives. Numerous possible solutions have been suggested for the problem of cooperation between nonrelatives, including punishment, policing, and various forms of reciprocity. Here, we suggest that local competition for resources can pose a problem for these hypotheses, analogous to how it can select against cooperat...

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10.1016/j.cub.2006.03.069

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Current biology : CB More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
11
Pages:
1103-1106
Publication date:
2006-06-01
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Language:
English
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pubs:249328
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uuid:0c95ca7d-65ae-428a-a13f-a15a3dc1f0d1
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pubs:249328
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249328
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2013-11-16

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