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Generosity, third party punishment & theory of mind among ni-Vanuatu children

Dixson, Henry George Wainhouse


Humans are a highly cooperative species, rivalled only by eusocial insects. There is also considerable diversity in the scale and forms that human cooperation takes. Investigating how certain cooperative capacities emerge in development and interact with particular environments provides deeper insights into the ontogenetic roots of our potential for large-scale cooperation. Behavioural economic games can measure generosity and the punishment of noncooperators...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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