Sarah Peacey

Sarah Peacey

Profile
Profile Display Name:
Sarah Peacey
E-mail Address:
sarah.peacey.13@ucl.ac.uk
Start Year

2015 (Cohort 2)

Research interests:
Hobbies and interests:

PhD Project
PhD Title
Ecological correlates of reputation based systems of cooperation
Research Theme
Past Life and Environments
Primary Supervisor

Ruth Mace

Primary Institution
UCL
Secondary Supervisor

Nichola Raihani

Secondary Institution
UCL
Abstract

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).

Policy Impact
Background Reading
Publications
None

Activities

Social Links
University Departmental Website:
Personal Website:
Facebook:
Twitter:
ResearchGate:
LinkedIn:
ORCID:

Stay informed

Click here to subscribe to our RSS newsletter by email.


Find Us

University College London is the administrative lead.

Pearson Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Follow us on Twitter