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Sarah Peacey
Sarah
Peacey
PhD Research
2015
Past Life and Environments

Ecological correlates of reputation based systems of cooperation

Humans are unusual in cooperating on a large scale, so often cooperate with unrelated individuals. Reputation, based on factors such as gossip or even social group affiliation, is a unique human feature that may underpin some human cooperative systems. This study will examine of the role of reputation in cooperation over a range of ecological and cultural circumstances: (i) Cross-cultural examination of ethnographic literature using phylogenetic methods to examine how societies use reputational punishment/rewards, (ii) public goods games, (iii) observational study of traditional societies (e.g. the Saami in Norway and the role of cooperation and reputation in reindeer herding practices).
Ruth Mace
UCL
UCL
Nichola Raihani
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Human Evolution and Behaviour
MSc
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BA
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sarah.peacey.13@ucl.ac.uk


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