lecture27 - BioNB 2210: Lecture 27 Oct. 28, 2011 Lecture...

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BioNB 2210: Lecture 27 Oct. 28, 2011 Lecture 27: Conflict and Cooperation in Societies Professor H. Kern Reeve Learning Objectives 1. To understand the difference between potential and actual conflict. 2. To understand how policing suppresses conflict and evidence for the latter. 3. To understand mother-fetus conflict. Goal: To apply Hamilton's rule and game theory to the analysis of conflict within social groups, to develop the distinction between actual and potential conflict, and to discuss the evolutionary mechanisms such as policing that can prevent potential conflict from becoming actual conflict. A. Actual Versus Potential Conflict Using Hamilton's rule to analyze conflict: Let M be a manipulative strategy and C be the cooperative alternative strategy in a social group of N individuals. If M (instead of C) is performed, group members related by an average relatedness r to the manipulator each experience a change R in their reproductive output, and the manipulator experiences a change
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