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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Explaining cooperation in groups: Testing models of reciprocity and learning

  • Guido Biele
  • Jörg Rieskamp og
  • Uwe Czienskowski


Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
ISSN 0749-5978
e-ISSN 1095-9920
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2008
Volum: 106
Sider: 89 - 105

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Explaining cooperation in groups: Testing models of reciprocity and learning


What are the underlying cognitive processes of cooperation in groups? The question is addressed by examining how well a reciprocity model, two learning models, and social value orientation can predict cooperation in two iterated n-person social dilemmas with continuous contributions. In the public goods dilemma, participants repeatedly decided about contributions to one public good. In the social dilemma network, the public good was divided into multiple two-person public goods, thus allowing selective cooperation. In the experiment participants had to search actively for information about other players’ past behaviors on a computerized information board. The reciprocity model was more successful than the competing models in predicting participants’ information search and contributions. As predicted by the reciprocity model, participants cooperated substantially more in the social dilemma network. Cooperation in repeatedly interacting groups seems to be determined more by reciprocity than by reinforcement learning or stable social motivation.


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Guido Philipp Emmanuel Biele

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Guido Biele
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo

Jörg Rieskamp

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Uwe Czienskowski

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