Science of Friendship

Why do humans help some people and not others? In this pilot Project GUTS unit, high school students explore questions and test their own assumptions. Using methods and data from the social sciences (anthropology, sociology and psychology) and computer modeling in NetLogo, a text-based computer programming language, students investigate the role of cooperation in human interactions—and how cooperation plays a role in global issues such as resource management, health equity and climate change.

Partners and Sponsors: Arizona State University, National Science Foundation, GUTS y Girls program.

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