A Conceptual Review of Decision Making in Social Dilemmas: Applying a Logic of Appropriateness

@article{Weber2004ACR,
  title={A Conceptual Review of Decision Making in Social Dilemmas: Applying a Logic of Appropriateness},
  author={Jonathan Weber and Shirli Kopelman and David M. Messick},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={281 - 307}
}
Despite decades of experimental social dilemma research, “theoretical integration has proven elusive” (Smithson & Foddy, 1999, p. 14). To advance a theory of decision making in social dilemmas, this article provides a conceptual review of the literature that applies a “logic of appropriateness” (March, 1994) framework. The appropriateness framework suggests that people making decisions ask themselves (explicitly or implicitly), “What does a person like me do in a situation like this?” This… 

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