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Want to encourage cooperation? Try exchanging names. - CSMonitor.com Apr 2017
"Researchers have found that reducing anonymity in a classic social experiment promotes cooperation between participants – suggesting that even small steps toward getting to know one another could bring big benefits."

Neologism: onymity
anonymity  game-theory  psychology  cooperation  CSMonitor  neologisms 
april 2017 by pierredv
Meerkats Mysteriously Know to Outgrow Rivals – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science
Via Jacques de Vries
"Meerkats are icons of cooperation. These mask-eyed mongooses, so beloved of natural history documentaries, live in colonies of up to 50 that groom each other, keep watch for predators, fend off invading snakes, and babysit each other’s young.
"But their societies are also marked by competition and inequality. In any colony, almost all the sex takes place between one pair of dominant individuals. Their rank, as well as that of all their subordinates, is determined by their age and weight. Females either wait for the dominant matriarch to die or try to displace her, whereupon the next oldest and heaviest individual takes her spot. Males try to displace the heads of other groups, but the result is the same: The biggest challenger takes over from the deposed."
meerkats  NationalGeographic  competition  cooperation 
may 2016 by pierredv

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