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Bravo, Giangiacomo (2008). 'Imitation and Cooperation in Different Helping Games'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(1)8 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/1/8.html>.

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@article{bravo2008,
title = {Imitation and Cooperation in Different Helping Games},
author = {Bravo, Giangiacomo},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {11},
number = {1},
pages = {8},
year = {2008},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/1/8.html},
keywords = {Imitation, Evolution of Cooperation, Helping Game, Indirect Reciprocity},
abstract = {The relation between imitation and cooperation in evolutionary settings presents complex aspects. From one hand, in any environment where egoists are favored over cooperators by selection processes, imitation should lead to a further spreading of the former ones due to the combined processes of individual selection and replication of successful behaviors. On the other hand, if cooperators succeed in forming clusters of mutual helping individuals, imitation may have a positive effect on cooperation by further reproducing this locally dominant behavior. This paper explores the relationship between imitation and cooperation by mean of a simulation model based on two different Helping games. Our model shows that different imitation mechanisms can favor the spreading of cooperation under a wide range of conditions. Moreover, the interplay of imitation and other factors &\#8212; e.g. the possibility of performing &\#8220;conditional associations&\#8221; strategies &\#8212; can further foster the success of cooperative agents.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - Imitation and Cooperation in Different Helping Games
AU - Bravo, Giangiacomo
Y1 - 2008/01/31
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 11
IS - 1
SP - 8
UR - http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/1/8.html
KW - Imitation
KW - Evolution of Cooperation
KW - Helping Game
KW - Indirect Reciprocity
N2 - The relation between imitation and cooperation in evolutionary settings presents complex aspects. From one hand, in any environment where egoists are favored over cooperators by selection processes, imitation should lead to a further spreading of the former ones due to the combined processes of individual selection and replication of successful behaviors. On the other hand, if cooperators succeed in forming clusters of mutual helping individuals, imitation may have a positive effect on cooperation by further reproducing this locally dominant behavior. This paper explores the relationship between imitation and cooperation by mean of a simulation model based on two different Helping games. Our model shows that different imitation mechanisms can favor the spreading of cooperation under a wide range of conditions. Moreover, the interplay of imitation and other factors &#8212; e.g. the possibility of performing &#8220;conditional associations&#8221; strategies &#8212; can further foster the success of cooperative agents.
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