"Me versus just us versus us all" categorization and cooperation in nested social dilemmas.

@article{Wit2002MeVJ,
  title={"Me versus just us versus us all" categorization and cooperation in nested social dilemmas.},
  author={Arjaan P Wit and Norbert L. Kerr},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          616-37
        }
}
In its generic form, a social dilemma poses a conflict between private and collective interests. People are often faced, however, with a conflict between private, (sub)group, and collective interests. This study examines participants' simultaneous weighing of these 3 nested interests. The results show that increasing the salience of social categorization of any level of the hierarchy (i.e., 6 individuals, 2 subgroups. 1 collective) increases participants' concern for and contributions to the… CONTINUE READING
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