Tendency toward isolation (IMAGE) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption Tendency toward isolation: Not only in the USA, but around the globe, people prefer to cooperate with people from their own nation rather than with foreigners. This was the result of a scientific study with participants from 42 nations from all continents. Credit Eisenhans/Adobe Stock Usage Restrictions Use of images is limited to editorial coverage of scientific topics relating to the activities of the Max Planck Society. Any kind of commercial use (including, in particular, the exploitation of images by means of sale or incorporation in image databases or image catalogues) as well as any promotional use/use for merchandise purposes, disclosure to third parties or granting of related rights to third parties is expressly not permitted. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.