Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas : An analysis of response dynamics

  title={Cognitive conflict in social dilemmas : An analysis of response dynamics},
  author={Pascal J Kieslich and Benjamin E. Hilbig},
Recently, it has been suggested that people are spontaneously inclined to cooperate in social dilemmas, whereas defection requires effortful deliberation. From this assumption, we derive that defection should entail more cognitive conflict than cooperation. To test this hypothesis, the current study presents a first application of the response dynamics paradigm (i.e., mouse-tracking) to social dilemmas. In a fully incentivized lab experiment, mouse movements were tracked while participants… CONTINUE READING
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