A panel on the probable lack of aggressiveness by early hominids, held at the February AAAS meeting in St. Louis, gained a lot of subsequent notice in the major international media. Interviewers for BBC News, National Geographic, New Scientist, and numerous others focused on the work of several prominent scientists who presented at the panel […]

Numerous ethnographies of peaceful societies mention, or in some cases focus on, the issues of competition and cooperation. Children are often cited as never playing competitive games; cooperation is the norm for some groups; individualism rather than cooperation or competition prevails in some of the societies. The importance of this issue is frequently reflected in […]