Category Archives: Fairness

Human sense of fairness evolved to favor long-term cooperation

The human response to unfairness evolved in order to support long-term cooperation, according to a research team from Georgia State University and Emory University. Fairness is a social ideal that cannot be measured, so to understand the evolution of fairness … Continue reading

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Fairness Expectations and Altruistic Sharing in 15-Month-Old Infants

Human cooperation is a key driving force behind the evolutionary success of our hominin lineage. At the proximate level, biologists and social scientists have identified other-regarding preferences – such as fairness based on egalitarian motives, and altruism – as likely … Continue reading

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The Economy of Fairness

Ernst Fehr, Director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at Zurich University, has made a name for himself in the expanding field of experimental economics, finding out how societies work. Fehr scooped the 2008 Marcel Benoist prize, the … Continue reading

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