Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Theory of Mind: Cooperation and Deception

So these concepts I find pretty interesting. I would like to see research done on peoples’ levels of theory of mind and how it correlates with personal success. Success can be achieved through both cooperation and deception. Which is more effective? Our book mentions that chimps are very competitive among each other, so cooperation is uncommon. Bonobos, who are a little closer to humans are much more peaceful and cooperative. Humans are (slightly) more cooperative that bonobos, but display exceptional skills of deception. Studying these types of things may be critical for achieving some type of peace on this war-torn planet.

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