"Economic man" in cross-cultural perspective: behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies
Behavior and Brain Sciences • Vol/Iss. 28 • Published In • Pages: 795-855 •
By Henrich, Joseph, Boyd, Robert, Bowles, Samuel, Camerer, Colin, Fehr, Ernst, Gintis, Herbert, McElreath, Richard L., Alvard, Michael, Barr, Abigail, Ensminger, Jean, Henrich, Natalie Smith, Hill, Kim, Gil-White, Francisco, Gurven, Michael, Marlowe, Frank W., Patton, John Q., Tracer, David
In an economic game, people will behave in a way that maximizes their own gain (803).
This hypothesis, also called the selfishness axiom, was violated in every society studied.