A meeting, convened by Ruth Mace, UCL Anthropology, to present and discuss work on a range of approaches to understanding proximate determinants and ultimate evolutionary causes human co-operation (broadly defined). Talks include empirical, experimental and theoretical work on topics ranging from parochial altruism, punishment, prosociality and kinship and its role in promoting human co-operation. Speakers include those working at UCL, visitors, and collaborators, from anthropology, biology, computer science and other disciplines.
This meeting is supported by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing, the British Academy and the European Research Council.
8. Jia Jia Wu (UCL Anthropology)
Why do males help sisters more than their wives in matrilineal social systems?
9. Ruth Mace (UCL Anthropology)
Reproductive competition and human kinship systems
10. Kit Opie (UCL Anthropology)
Reconstructing kinship systems in the neolithic
11. Mimi Guillon (UCL Anthropology)
The evolution of kinship terminology – a cultural phylogenetic approach
12. Dan Bang (Oxford, Experimental Psychology)
Confidence is for sharing
13. Joanna Bryson (Bath, Computer Science)
Punishment as regulation of public goods investment: Understanding cultural variation in anti-social punishment