Unformatted text preview: defectors and the defectors feel that the other cooperators in the group will have negative emotions towards them. I feel that all of these claims are very prevalent in humans, especially in a competitive society such as America. Whether it is as simple as a group project for a class or a group of people who invest money in certain parts of the economy, cooperation among individuals is the key to the success of the group as a whole. Punishment can be used to instill cooperation in members of a group and I believe that the incentives to cooperate in a group are increased when the punishments felt by defectors also increase. It is human nature to attempt to ensure one’s own success, but when one’s own success depends on the success of the group, it is obvious that members of a group would try to cooperate to ensure success as well as police others who attempt to defect....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2009 for the course BIO 221 at Cornell.
- Sherman, P