Different Reactions to Adverse Neighborhoods in Games of Cooperation

In social dilemmas, cooperation among randomly interacting individuals is often difficult to achieve. The situation changes if interactions take place in a network where the network structure jointly evolves with the behavioral strategies of the interacting individuals. In particular, cooperation can be stabilized if individuals tend to cut interaction links when facing adverse neighborhoods.

Zhang C, Zhang J, Weissing FJ, Perc M, Xie G, et al. (2012) Different Reactions to Adverse Neighborhoods in Games of Cooperation. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035183

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Published by peter dopson

Raised by my mother.She taught me to plan with patience and experience to achieve the best results.Dropped out of high school,and returned to finish after a year of working my way across Canada.Took a course in College on social issues to build a better society.Discovered I was wasting my time because I know we are an adaptive creature.What I know is from low end jobs, great relationships and my Library card,which offered shelter and knowledge.

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