Blood, sex, personality, power and altruism

Eamonn Ferguson, Philip Corr

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It is argued that the generality of strong reciprocity theory (SRT) is limited by the existence of anonymous spontaneous cooperation, maintained in the absence of punishment, despite free-riding. We highlight how individual differences, status, sex, and the legitimacy of non-cooperation need to be examined to increase the internal and ecological validity of SRT experiments and, ultimately, SRT's external validity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-26
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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