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The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences

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Willingness to lay down one's life for a group of non-kin, well documented historically and ethnographically, represents an evolutionary puzzle. Building on research in social psychology, we develop a mathematical model showing how conditioning cooperation on previous shared experience can allow individually costly pro-group behavior to evolve. The model generates a series of predictions that we then test empirically in a range of special sample populations (including military veterans, colle...

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10.1038/srep44292

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University of Oxford
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Magdalen College
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Anthropology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
7
Pages:
44292
Publication date:
2017-03-14
Acceptance date:
2017-02-06
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2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
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pubs:680772
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uri:cd6a71ae-0fd4-4949-bd86-083e01ab5f8e
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uuid:cd6a71ae-0fd4-4949-bd86-083e01ab5f8e
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