Date of Original Version
Copyright 2012 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society
Abstract or Description
Costly signalling theory has become a common explanation for honest communication when interests conflict. In this paper, we provide an alternative explanation for partially honest communication that does not require significant signal costs. We show that this alternative is at least as plausible as traditional costly signalling, and we suggest a number of experiments that might be used to distinguish the two theories.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280, 1750, 20121878-20121878.