I believe one phrase for it is the Machiavellian Intelligence Hypothesis

The less dramatic name for it is the Social Brain Hypothesis. It was originally proposed by R. A. Dunbar (of Dunbar's number fame).

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by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments

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