Costly punishment across human societies

Science Vol/Iss. 312 Published In Pages: 1767-1770
By Henrich, Joseph, McElreath, Richard L., Barr, Abigail, Ensminger, Jean, Barrett, Clark, Bolyanatz, Alexander, Cardenas, Juan Camilo, Gurven, Michael, Gwako, Edwins, Henrich, Natalie, Lesoorogol, Carolyn, Marlowe, Frank W., Tracer, David, Ziker, John


This study examines costly punishment behavior across cultures. Authors conducted economic games in a variety of societies and found that costly punishment behavior occurs to varied degrees across cultures. Results also suggest that altruistic behavior is associated with costly punishment behavior.

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