Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Trends Cogn Sci. 2013 Mar;17(3):106-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.01.009. Epub 2013 Feb 12.

Experimental, cultural, and neural evidence of deliberate prosociality.

Author information

1
Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA. camerer@hss.caltech.edu

Abstract

A recent PNAS paper proposed that prosocial choice might be due to mistakes that disappear with learning. The authors' method for comparing preferences and mistakes might prove useful in other species. However, human evidence from various treatments, cultures, and the brain support the idea that humans are prosocial rather than mistaken.

PMID:
23415076
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2013.01.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center