Cooperation, Trust, and Antagonism: How Public Goods Are Promoted.

  title={Cooperation, Trust, and Antagonism: How Public Goods Are Promoted.},
  author={C. Parks and Jeff Joireman and Paul A M Van Lange},
  journal={Psychological science in the public interest : a journal of the American Psychological Society},
  volume={14 3},
One of the most continually vexing problems in society is the variability with which citizens support endeavors that are designed to help a great number of people. In this article, we examine the twin roles of cooperative and antagonistic behavior in this variability. We find that each plays an important role, though their contributions are, understandably, at odds. It is this opposition that produces seeming unpredictability in citizen response to collective need. In fact, we suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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