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Kea show no evidence of inequity aversion

Heaney, Megan; Gray, Russell D; Taylor, Alex H


It has been suggested that inequity aversion is a mechanism that evolved in humans to maximize the pay-offs from engaging in cooperative tasks and to foster long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals. In support of this, evidence of inequity aversion in nonhuman animals has typically been found in species that, like humans, live in complex social groups and demonstrate cooperative behaviours. We examined inequity aversion in the kea (Nestor notabilis), which lives in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Royal Society Open Science
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160461
Access Rights: Open Access


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