Research Fellows Directory
Dr Nichola Raihani
University College London
I work at the interface between evolutionary biology, economics and psychology to identify the mechanisms underpinning cooperation among unrelated individuals. My research addresses the following sort of questions:
how do reputation effects promote helping behaviour?
does punishment promote cooperation and, if so, when?
are punishers ever liked, or preferred as interaction partners?
why do humans help strangers?
I also work as a behavioural insights consultant to several public and private sector companies. I provide evolutionarily informed insights into how organisations can 'nudge' people to behave prosocially in different contexts.
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