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Kinship and altruism: a cross-cultural experimental study.

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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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Madsen, EA More by this author
Tunney, RJ More by this author
Fieldman, G More by this author
Plotkin, HC More by this author
Dunbar, RI More by this author
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Journal:
British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953)
Volume:
98
Issue:
Pt 2
Pages:
339-359
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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0007-1269
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uuid:dea029bf-6887-4ca6-9bfb-fbf15f15b97b
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287505
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pubs:287505

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