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Press Release 10-070
Coordinated Punishment Leads to Increased Cooperation in Large Groups

Researchers report a new model that explains how cooperation is obtained and maintained in human societies

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Maasai tribe in Kenya. Example of a large group with maintained cooperation.

Image shows a Maasai tribe at dawn in Kenya. This image is an example of a human society with maintained cooperation. How this cooperation originates and is maintained is the topic of this paper by Boyd and colleagues.

Credit: 2010 JupiterImages Corporation

 

Maasai morans tribesman in Kenya. Example of a large group with maintained cooperation.

Image shows Maasai morans tribesman in Kenya. This image is an example of a human society with maintained cooperation. How this cooperation originates and is maintained is the topic of this paper by Boyd and colleagues.

Credit: 2010 JupiterImages Corporation

 

The researchers' findings appear in the April 30, 2010, issue of the journal Science.

The researchers' findings appear in the April 30, 2010, issue of the journal Science.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2010


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