Partner selection, coordination games, and group selection. Academic Article uri icon


  • The process of partner selection reflects ethnographic realities where cooperative rewards obtain that would otherwise be lost to loners. Baumard et al. neglect frequency-dependent processes exemplified by games of coordination. Such games can produce multiple equilibria that may or may not include fair outcomes. Additional, group-selection processes are required to produce the outcomes predicted by the models.

published proceedings

  • Behav Brain Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Alvard, M. S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Alvard, Michael S

publication date

  • February 2013