Testing the bargaining vs. inclusive fitness models of suicidal behavior against the ethnographic record

Evolution and Human Behavior Published In Pages: 1-14
By Syme, Kristen L., Garfield, Zachary H., Hagen, Edward H.


Suicidal behavior is a gambit to alter others' behavior by threatening the loss of a valuable member of the community (thereby depriving them of the victim's contributions).


Represents the premise of the bargaining model. Variables combined to test model.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logistic regression; non-negative matrix factorizationSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN