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  • Religion, parochialism and intuitive cooperation 

    Authors:İşler, Ozan; Yılmaz, Onurcan; Maule, A. John
    Publisher and Date:(NATURE RESEARCH, 2021-01)
    Religions promote cooperation, but they can also be divisive. Is religious cooperation intuitively parochial against atheists? Evidence supporting the social heuristics hypothesis (SHH) suggests that cooperation is intuitive, independent of religious group identity. We tested this prediction in a one-shot prisoner's dilemma game, where 1,280 practising Christian believers were paired with either a coreligionist or an atheist and where time limits were used to increase reliance on either intuitive ...