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Models of Social Dynamics

Unit 4: Cooperation

There are obvious benefits to helping one another and working together. However, in a world of altruists, those that free ride can reap the benefit without paying the cost. How can cooperation emerge in a population? Once present, how can it be maintained? This unit tackles these questions and also introduces the logic of evolutionary modeling.


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