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Individual heterogeneity and costly punishment: A volunteer's dilemma

Abstract:

Social control and the enforcement of social norms glue a society together. It has been shown theoretically and empirically that informal punishment of wrongdoers fosters cooperation in human groups. Most of this research has focused on voluntary and uncoordinated punishment carried out by individual group members. However, as punishment is costly, it is an open question as to why humans engage in the punishment of wrongdoers even in one-time-only encounters. While evolved punitive preference...

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10.1098/rspb.2013.0247

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Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
280
Issue:
1759
Pages:
20130247-20130247
Publication date:
2013-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:744e9966-b86d-4544-baf1-ac89578488e5
Source identifiers:
403817
Local pid:
pubs:403817

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