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Kinship and altruism

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Humans are characterized by an unusual level of prosociality. Despite this, considerable indirect evidence suggests that biological kinship plays an important role in altruistic behaviour. All previous reports of the influence of kin selection on human altruism have, however, used correlational (rather than experimental) designs, or imposed only a hypothetical or negligible time cost on participants. Since these research designs fail either to control for confounding variables or to meet the ...

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10.1348/000712606X129213

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"University College London", "University of St Andrews"
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"University College London", "University of Nottingham"
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University College London
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University of Liverpool
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British Psychological Society Publisher's website
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British Journal of Psychology Journal website
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98
Issue:
2
Pages:
339-359
Publication date:
2007-05-01
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0007-1269
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English
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2010-08-25

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