Morality-as-cooperation is pushing researchers in moral psychology to think more rigorously about the evolutionary background and specific processes that might give rise to moral sentiments.
Our social emotions, like anger, compassion, guilt and gratitude, are really designed to help us solve the Tragedy of the Commons.
Although the origin of the Golden Rule may lie thousands of years in the past, there is another variant of the rule, even more ancient, that needs our attention.
Sinai and Synapses Fellowship alum Connor Wood discusses new research that complicates the idea that synchrony in action always leads to synchrony in thought and spirit.
We are “cooperative breeders,” since we do not raise our children by ourselves, but rely heavily on a range of others to help us.
Jeopardy! champion Cindy Stowell has left a legacy that continues to inspire both her opponents and her fans.
If evolution only involves discrete entities replicating themselves with high fidelity, then group-level selection probably doesn’t happen. But not everybody agrees that this is the litmus test for evolution.