Games and enculturation: A cross-cultural analysis of cooperative goal structures in Austronesian games

PLoS ONE Vol/Iss. 16(11) Public Library of Science Published In Pages: e0259746
By Leisterer-Peoples, Sarah M., Ross, Cody T., Greenhill, Simon J. , Hardecker, Susanne, Haun, Daniel B. M.


Cultural groups that cooperate in subsistence are more likely to play cooperative games compared to other groups.


The authors claim support for a moderately robust association between the cooperativeness of games and measures of interdependence in subsistence. However, the relationship is only supported with interdependence in land-based subsistence, not water-based subsistence.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Univariate and multivariate, multinomial regressions using a Bayesian frameworkPartially Supported90% CI for land-based cooperative subsistenceUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Interdependence in subsistenceIndependentCollecting, Hunting And Trapping, Fishing
Cooperativeness of gamesDependentGames