The role of rewards in motivating participation in simple warfare

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 24 Springer Science and+Business Media New York Published In Pages: 444-460
By Glowacki, Luke , Wrangham, Richard W.


This article examines reasons for participation in warfare and tests a hypothesis concerning cultural rewards from war. Data supports this hypothesis. The authors also critique alternative theories of participation in warfare that draw on group selection and the risk of punishment.

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