|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Social dilemmas: When self-control benefits cooperation|
Myrseth, Kristian Ove R
public good experiment
|Citation:||Martinsson P, Myrseth KOR & Wollbrant C (2014) Social dilemmas: When self-control benefits cooperation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 45, pp. 213-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2014.09.004|
|Abstract:||Individuals in a social dilemma may experience a self-control conflict between urges to act selfishly and their better judgment to cooperate. Pairing a public goods game with a subtle framing technique, we test whether perception of self-control conflict strengthens the association between self-control and cooperation. Consistent with our hypothesis, cooperative behavior is positively associated with self-control in the treatment that raised the relative likelihood of perceiving conflict, but not associated with self-control in the treatment that lowered the likelihood. These results indicate that it is important to understand the role of self-control in cooperation.|
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