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“Big Brother is Watching You”: A Biological Approach to the Evolution of Honesty and the Psychology of Giving

Article by Tiffany Taylor, posted on September 15, 2010 on Science Oxford Online (see original article here:

The reign of Big Brother may have come to an end, but relatively recent craze of reality TV shows have allowed us to become bystanders to the lives of strangers, and the increasing usage of surveillance technology means there are few places we are completely “off the radar”. But can the knowledge of being watched change our perception of decency? And perhaps, could it be used to create a more honest and generous society?

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Posted by on December 29, 2010 in Evolution, Psychology, Sociality


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