Gowdy & Krall's target article complements our recent theorizing on group behavior. In our comment, we elucidate complementary aspects of the two theories and highlight the importance of differentiation of selves for human groups to reap the benefits of ultrasociality. We propose that achieving optimal group outcomes depends on the differentiation of individual selves.
Ainsworth, S. E., Baumeister, R. F., & Vohs, K. D. (2016). Differentiation of individual selves facilitates group-level benefits of ultrasociality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e93. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X15001004