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Group size effects and critical mass in public goods games

Understanding whether the size of the interacting group has an effect on cooperative behavior has been a major topic of debate since the seminal works on cooperation in the 1960s. Half a century later, scholars have yet to reach a consensus, with some arguing that cooperation is harder in larger groups, while others that cooperation is easier in larger groups, and yet others that...

Rethinking spontaneous giving: Extreme time pressure and ego-depletion favor self-regarding reactions

Previous experimental studies suggest that cooperation in one-shot anonymous interactions is, on average, spontaneous, rather than calculative. To explain this finding, it has been proposed that people internalize cooperative heuristics in their everyday life and bring them as intuitive strategies in new and atypical situations. Yet, these studies have important limitations, as...

The emergence of hyper-altruistic behaviour in conflictual situations

Situations where people have to decide between hurting themselves or another person are at the core of many individual and global conflicts. Yet little is known about how people behave when facing these situations in the lab. Here we report a large (N = 2.379) experiment in which participants could either take x dollars from another anonymous participant or give y dollars to the...

Group Size Effect on Cooperation in One-Shot Social Dilemmas II: Curvilinear Effect

In a world in which many pressing global issues require large scale cooperation, understanding the group size effect on cooperative behavior is a topic of central importance. Yet, the nature of this effect remains largely unknown, with lab experiments insisting that it is either positive or negative or null, and field experiments suggesting that it is instead curvilinear. Here we...

Do good actions inspire good actions in others?

(CWI), 1098 XG, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsValerio CapraroDepartment of Economics, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, 00133, Roma, ItalyAlessandra Marcelletti AuthorsSearch for Valerio Capraro in:Nature ... . analysed the data and wrote the manuscript. Competing interests The authors declare no competing financial interests. Corresponding author Correspondence to Valerio Capraro. Supplementary information PDF

A Model of Human Cooperation in Social Dilemmas

Social dilemmas are situations in which collective interests are at odds with private interests: pollution, depletion of natural resources, and intergroup conflicts, are at their core social dilemmas. Because of their multidisciplinarity and their importance, social dilemmas have been studied by economists, biologists, psychologists, sociologists, and political scientists. These...

Benevolent Characteristics Promote Cooperative Behaviour among Humans

Cooperation is fundamental to the evolution of human society. We regularly observe cooperative behaviour in everyday life and in controlled experiments with anonymous people, even though standard economic models predict that they should deviate from the collective interest and act so as to maximise their own individual payoff. However, there is typically heterogeneity across...