Open AccessThis article is
- freely available
Coevolution of Cooperation, Response to Adverse Social Ties and Network Structure
COMO, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
MLG, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Boulevard du Triomphe–CP 212, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
CENTRIA, Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
ATP-group, CMAF, Complexo Interdisciplinar, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 21649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Departamento de Matemática e Aplicações, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
GADGET, Apartado 1329, 1009-001, Lisboa, Portugal
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 July 2010; in revised form: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 9 September 2010 / Published: 17 September 2010
Abstract: Human social networks reshape continuously, as individuals forge new contacts while abandoning existing ones. Simultaneously, individuals adapt their behavior, leading to an intricate interplay been network evolution and behavior evolution. Here, we review a framework, called Active Linking, which allows an analytical treatment of such a co-evolutionary dynamics. Using this framework we showed that an increase in the number of ways of responding to adverse interactions leads an overall increase of cooperation, which is here extended to all two-player social dilemmas. In addition, we discuss the role of the selection pressure in these results.
Keywords: social dilemmas; cooperation; evolutionary game theory; dynamical networks; coevolution; selection pressure
Article StatisticsClick here to load and display the download statistics.
Notes: Multiple requests from the same IP address are counted as one view.
Cite This Article
MDPI and ACS Style
Van Segbroeck, S.; Santos, F.C.; Pacheco, J.M.; Lenaerts, T. Coevolution of Cooperation, Response to Adverse Social Ties and Network Structure. Games 2010, 1, 317-337.
Van Segbroeck S, Santos FC, Pacheco JM, Lenaerts T. Coevolution of Cooperation, Response to Adverse Social Ties and Network Structure. Games. 2010; 1(3):317-337.
Van Segbroeck, Sven; Santos, Francisco C.; Pacheco, Jorge M.; Lenaerts, Tom. 2010. "Coevolution of Cooperation, Response to Adverse Social Ties and Network Structure." Games 1, no. 3: 317-337.