Perspectives from ethnography on weak and strong reciprocity

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To add ethnographic perspective to Guala's arguments, I suggest reasons why experimental and ethnographic evidence do not concur and highlight some difficulties in measuring whether positive and negative reciprocity are indeed costly. I suggest that institutions to reduce the costs of maintaining cooperation are not limited to complex societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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