Primates (And Humans) Prefer Fairness, Study

September 20, 2014 8:17 PM

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The sense of fairness did not evolve for the sake of fairness but it evolved in order to support long-term co-operation, according to a new study.

"This is the first paper to put forth an evolutionary hypothesis for fairness based on experimental data from animals," said evolutionary biologist Dr Sarah Brosnan of Georgia State University, in the press release.

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