More 'altruistic' punishment in larger societies

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Vol/Iss. 275 Published In Pages: 587-590
By Marlowe, Frank W., Berbesque, J. Colette, Barr, Abigail, Barrett, Clark, Bolyanatz, Alexander, Cardenas, Juan Camilo, Ensminger, Jean, Gurven, Michael, Gwako, Edwins, Henrich, Joseph, Henrich, Natalie, Lesorogol, Carolyn, McElreath, Richard L., Tracer, David


This article examines the relationship between population size (and complexity) and the level of third-party punishment in economic games. Results demonstrate that people in larger, more complex societies engage in significantly more third-party punishment than people in small-scale societies.

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