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The value of a smile: Game theory with a human face

Abstract:

Many economists and biologists view cooperation as anomalous: animals (including humans) that pursue their own self-interest have superior survival odds to their altruistic or cooperative neighbors. However, in many situations there are substantial gains to the group that can achieve cooperation among its members, and to individuals who are members of those groups. For an individual, the key to successful cooperation is the ability to identify cooperative partners. The ability to signal and d...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Wilson, RK More by this author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
22
Issue:
5
Pages:
617-640
Publication date:
2001-10-05
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ISSN:
0167-4870
URN:
uuid:60f12fb9-4fea-4f5f-9837-7d1982010b76
Source identifiers:
210205
Local pid:
pubs:210205

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